In partnership with the Arts University, Bournemouth, artist Edward Crumpton will be Artist in Residence at The Observatory, sited in the grounds of National Trust property, Burton Bradstock, Dorset.
Currently, I’m visiting twelve islands off the British Isles as a way of discovering how these islands were formed and influenced the habitation of people and wildlife. Every island is unique, from its geology, uses and how it has been eroded over time.
Over 2016 I have been looking into the whole manufacturing process of Flax rope; from the growing of the seed to twisting into full-lengths. Rope was usually made from lime bast, the inner bark of the Small Leaf Lime tree.
After months of preparation RIBA have announced their shortlisted buildings for the 2016 Stephen Lawrence Award...and The Observatory is one of them! Good luck team.
In October 2016 I am planning my next visit to the Isles of Scilly; an archipelago 28 miles off the South-western point of Cornwall's peninsula. Only five of the islands are inhabited, St. Mary's, St. Martin's, Tresco, Brysher and St.Agnes. The smaller islands are now abandoned; left for the wildlife to inhabit.
Please take a look at this forward-looking article about my collaboration with the architects in the observatory and how it could be the seeds for new roots in art.
After the success of the Civic trust award this year The Observatory wins the 2016 RIBA Regional Award for the South. So please to hear this and wish everyone a success for the time and effort for this project.
Excited to announce that the observatory one The Civic Trust Award! Well done team for all the hard work in this project. https://www.civictrustawards.org.uk/winners/the-observatory
Hello, I would like to invite you my opening of a group exhibition at St.Barbe Museum & Gallery on the 3rd March from 6pm-8pm. The work is showcasing the work made by the resident artists at the Observatory in Winchester and Lymington: Simon Ryder, Sean Harris, Isabella Martin, Katie Surridge, Alice Angus and Jilly Morris, plus composer-in-residence Marc ...
On the 10th November, the architects and artist behind The Observatory: The Study and The Workshop, received national recognition as they won the small projects category at The Wood Awards ceremony at Carpenters’ Hall in London.