Take a wonder filled journey through time at the enchanting Snape Maltings.
Messums Wiltshire has announced a new three-year creative collaboration with Britten Pears Arts for the Aldeburgh Festival in 2022, 2024 and 2025.
Following Benney’s successful 2020 Night Paintings projection event at Snape, he is joined this summer by long-time colleagues and kindred spirits Edwards and Smith in an exhibition spanning familiar and unconventional spaces across Snape Maltings.
The show takes the stunning and archaeologically rich heritage of Suffolk – globally famous for the finds at Sutton Hoo and beyond – as the ground from which to explore the artists’ common interests in the body as narrative and site.
Working in a variety of media and disciplines, from oil painting and sculpture, to film, printmaking and textiles, Benney, Edwards and Smith share a reverence for the natural world and the human form as symbol and vestige, exploring connections between myth, religious iconography and ritual.
The exhibition begins with a collectors preview on Saturday 4June from 4-6pm. This will be followed by a Friends Preview from 6-8pm. The following day an Artists talk is scheduled for Sunday 5June at 2:30pm, in the Peter Pears Recital Room. Aldeburgh Festival: “Remains to be Seen” has been co-curated by Messums Wiltshire and Britten Pears Arts and takes place on the 3-26 June 2022, at Snape Maltings, Snape, Suffolk.