Grow an Exhibition is a new project by Art Space Portsmouth artist Adrian Mundy, using gardens and plants and turning them into an exciting exhibition for 2015. Adrian Mundy is a Portsmouth based artist who has exhibited work nationally and uses his geometric, abstract paintings, digital art and installations as therapy to overcome years of living with M.E. and agoraphobia.
“I have always seen gardening as a lovely way to pass time in the outdoors. Watching, over time, as a seed miraculously turns into a magnificent plant of amazing beauty… even the ‘weeds’.
A few years ago an artist friend said that she really liked my gardening project at The Garden @ Art Space. I hadn’t really seen it as an artistic project, thinking it more of turning an unused space into a little oasis, but still just a garden. This got me thinking how I could use the Garden for my artistic practice. Then at the end of last year it came to me… I would use the space to ‘Grow An Exhibition’. So in 2014 I will be:-
– Growing plants that I can turn into handmade paper, and then use to make artist books, paper sculptures, draw on, etc.
– Grow plants, like willow, that I can then make into sculptures, frames, etc.
– Harvest and use leaves and seeds.
– Documenting the project through the year in a blog and on Facebook.
– And anything else that develops during the year.
“I will be looking for the public’s involvement in the project including growing plants, open garden events and workshops”.
In 2015 once the plant material has been processed and the artworks produced there will be an exhibition in GASP gallery at Art Space Portsmouth. Sounds like a really interesting project, looking forward to seeing the results.
You can follow progress on this project which started earlier this month on the Facebook page (where the below photos are from too):