Awesome Autumn at Leith Hill Place
Celebrating the best of the season for the next couple of months, Leith Hill Place will be exploring all things linked to autumn and the descent into winter.
‘Arboreal’ by Blaze Cyan
Detailed etchings of the elegant and magnificent trees on the Leith Hill estate will feature in Blaze’s first exhibition at the house, alongside works from other locations. Her attention to detail is exquisite, rendering even the tiniest twig into her works to create a stunning effect.
Blaze is a fellow of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers and a member of the ‘Arborealists’, an international group of artists who specialise in the representation of trees. Through the media of drawing, etching, woodcuts and wood engravings, Blaze expresses her fascination with ancient trees, exploring the portrayal of time and the beautifully grotesque. Her work is influenced by her love of being present in the landscape, deepening her understanding of trees and the empathy they invoke as they transcend human timescales. https://www.blazecyan.com/
‘Fading of the Light’ open call exhibition
This mixed gallery exhibition builds on the success of the earlier spring offering, ‘Awakening’ and sees the work of 23 artists displayed on the first floor. ‘Fading of the Light’ reflects the growing autumnal feel of the countryside surrounding Leith Hill Place. The artists’ work included ceramics, jewelry, stained glass, pottery, knitwear and painting, creating a harmonious and holistic reflection of the season.
Returning artists include potter Reiko Evans, ceramicist and oil painter Karen Pearson, as well as a new collection from Photofinish Jewellery, who transpose photographs onto aluminum.
New artists who will be showing their work for the first time at the house include Ellie Green who works with cyanotypes, pyrographer Ruth Wheeler and textile artist Alison Ellen. To enhance the display, the Mole Valley poets have written some autumnal lines which will address the visitor through the exhibition.
The exhibitions will be open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 11am to 5pm during September and October.
Entry to the exhibition is included in the price of your entry ticket to the house, free for National Trust members. Art work from both exhibitions will be for sale, with commission from sales helping to support the future of Leith Hill Place.