No Frost at Night Exhibition
Curated by Babylon Young Curator Sid White-Jones, the exhibition is formed of new artworks created by five East-Anglian based artists in response to a historical weather diary from 1963, written by Betty Mann, a lifelong resident of Soham in Cambridgeshire.
The diary features daily temperature readings and a personal observation on the way the weather both felt and looked in the town of Soham, Cambridgeshire on each recorded day of the year. Betty Mann began taking these daily weather readings in December 1962 and continued right up until her death on the 20th February 2018.
Following a successful open-call, the five East-Anglian artists selected for the exhibition are:
- Amber Lawrence a sculptor, printmaker and installation artist
- Eleanor Wood an artist
- Mari French an abstract painter
- Mark Tamer who is an experimental photographer, working with both analogue and digital mediums
- Simon Nunn a filmmaker
Read more about the chosen artists announcement here.
‘No Frost at Night’ will be curated by Sid White-Jones during his time on the Babylon Young Curators programme; a year-long professional development programme for young people age 18 - 25.
“The exhibition will present audiences with ideas on how archival materials can be utilised within the context of contemporary art. Betty’s weather diaries are a wonderfully eclectic source of inspiration, each a unique time-capsule in its own right. We look forward to sharing these historical records and the contemporary artworks inspired by them with visitors later this year.”
- Sid White-Jones.
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