Didsbury Arts Festival

Didsbury Arts festival is a volunteer led multi arts festival celebrating creative culture in Didsbury, through working with local, national and international artists. 

We are a biennial festival. The next edition will take place from 24th June - 2nd July 2017. The festival theme will be Roots. If you would like to join the 2017 team, please get in touch.


Afternoon


Open House - Soap Rock Project – an exhibition of ecological art
Ivan Leudar

10 St Aldwyn's Road, Didsbury, Manchester, M20 3JF

This installation features Ivan’s current work at the Soap rock cove on the Lizard peninsula in Cornwall. 

Ivan Leudar 1

The works include photographs and the film of the original installation, small seascapes and large prints of the shore in the cove. 

The paintings are sonified so that the original soundscape is made consequential in Manchester.  

About the Artist

Ivan Leudar is an Emeritus Professor of historical psychology at Manchester University and an outsider artist practicing ecological visual art at Rogue artists’ studios and elsewhere.  One of his aims is to explore our possible relationships with the natural environment, focusing on the sea at present. Rather than conventionally representing places in paintings, his aim is to collaborate with the world in producing (art) objects so that they combine agencies of the artist and the place. The world becomes a partner with powers of its own, rather than being a mere physical object to be used.  In practice this means   letting the wind, the rain, rivers and the sea collaborate in painting, using (as much as possible) materials and tools found in situ.

This installation for the DAF 2017 makes available Ivan’s current work at the Soap rock cove on the Lizard peninsula in Cornwall. The works include photographs and the film of the original installation, small seascapes and large prints of the shore in the cove. The paintings are sonified so that  the original soundscape is made consequential in Manchester.

Website Link www.leudar.com

 

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