6.30 – 7.30pm
Dry Water Arts Centre
Geoff Bradford (b. 1947) has exhibited and curated widely, including at the Gordon Hepworth Gallery (London and Exeter), The Open Eye Gallery (Edinburgh), New Millennium Gallery (St Ives) amongst others. He was the winner in 2018 of the Woodhorn Open.
“Unlike others who work directly from the landscape, my studio plays a crucial role in my creative process because the walls and shelves house a physical history of my day-to-day over decades — a diary of objects that act as triggers to memory and/or place to inspire and evoke. It is also the place that allows me to reflect on work in progress and measure it against intention. I observe and make notes of the outside world and bring it inside to transform.
Over recent years my work has been moving towards creating a two-dimensional equivalent of the box form. Though the materials are largely the same a greater emphasis is placed on the quality of surface, which I make directly using graphite, paint, or coloured pencils. As well as drawing and mark-making, I also use passages of my own photographs often as a key to promoting or implying an idea.
The constant of working this way, the greater the chance of new work – the whole process is self-generating.” — G.B.