Tuesday, 18 February 2020,
18:00 to 20:00
Waterfront Building, Ipswich
The lecture starts at 18:00 with registration from 17:30
'Stour Surrounding’ - Artists and the Valley is a documentary film that takes a look at artists both past and present who have responded to the landscape of the Stour Valley. In the film we hear how this special landscape – of Constable, Gainsborough, Morris and Munnings – continues to shape and speak to the work of contemporary artists today. Moving between studio interviews and beautiful footage across the valley we hear from painter and sculptor Maggi Hambling who speaks of 'absorbing' the landscape, and from Simon Carter, May Cornet and several others who talk expressively about how they respond to the Stour Valley and landscape in their own individual ways.
The film has been produced by artist and gardener Jevan Watkins Jones with Offshoot Films. Other contemporary artists featured include Michael Carlo, Chris Dobrowolski, Freddie Robins, Alex Robbins, Charlotte Verity and Andrew Vass. Other significant past artists include Peter Coker and Blair Hughes-Stanton. It was commissioned by the ‘Improving the Stour Valley for Visitors’ project, which is hosted by the Dedham Vale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), and is funded by The European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development.