Five Colours Five Landscapes2018
Exhibition of wall paintings installed throughout UCL's main cloister that sees the production of ochre material resulting from mine water treatment brought into use as pigment for paint for the very first time. The exhibition is the result of innovative collaborative research between Onya McCausland, UCL and the Coal Authority.
Hardwick Gallery, University of Gloucestershire
harcoal Works is an exhibition of commissioned artworks that have been produced with the charcoaled remains of the iconic oak sculpture ‘Place’, that stood on the Forest of Dean Sculpture Trail for 29 years. In October 2015 a charcoal ‘clamp’ was built on the same location in the forest where the oak sculpture had stood. For three days and two nights, beneath a huge earth covered mound, an intense heat steamed, smoked and slowly carbonised the wood. The exhibition at Hardwick Gallery brings the recycling of a single artwork into multiple elements full circle, and Onya McCausland has invited 16 artists to produce new work from the charcoal according to their diverse practices. The exhibition includes works by Edward Allington, Sophie Bouvier Auslander, Jess Bryant, Marcin Gawin & Malgorzata Lucyna Zajac, Joy Gregory, Tess Jaray, James Keith, Sam Llewellyn- Jones, Lisa Milroy, Onya McCausland, Jayne Parker, Lotte Scott, Joy Sleeman, Andrew Stonyer, Kay Tabernacle and Jo Volley.
Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, England
Fold Gallery , London, UK
Camden Arts Centre, London, UK
Turning Landscape into Colour investigates the origins of earth pigments - ochres - in the landscape and considers their significance as contemporary cultural materials. This project will explore the variations between different colours collected from separate sites across the mid Pennines. Onya McCausland has invited researchers from different disciplines and institutions to contribute. McCausland will bring the collected earths to the Artists' Studio and begin processing the raw material, turning it into ochre pigment and finally paint.
Deep Material Encounters, a symposium coordinated by Onya McCausland which brings together researchers and artists from across the arts and sciences will be held at Clearwell Caves in the Forest of Dean, one of the country’s oldest iron ore mines, on Friday 15th April 2016. The symposium brings together researchers and artists from across the arts and sciences to discuss ways that knowledge is developed, and perceptions altered, through encounters with particular materials, in the context of current ecological conditions. The event will include formal presentations, screening/installation of video/film works and performance.
Turning Landscape into Colour includes an essay 'The Names of the Earths' by Dr. Spike Uglow, geological/historical texts by Dr. Ruth Siddall and a set of handmade silkscreen prints from pigments by Jo Volley and Onya McCausland