Thursday, March 17, 2011

Cath Campbell, Peter J. Evans, Laura Lancaster and Rachel Lancaster: "Graphite" Gallery North, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

28.01.11 - 23.02.11

Gallery North
Squires Building
Sandyford Road
Northumbria University
Newcastle upon Tyne
Tel. 0191 227 3105


Graphite was named by German geologist Abraham Gottlob Werner in 1789, an allotrope of carbon the name is derived from the Greek, graphein meaning: to Draw or Write. The precise, and formal, relationship between the material's name and it purpose, or action, will be explored through the work in this exhibition.

Graphite will consist of emerging and more established artists, many with alumni links with Northumbria University, The exhibition explores work that engages drawing (in graphite) as a formal instrument for conveying aesthetic, conceptual, or philosophical ideas. The exhibiting artists are: Alice and Joe Woodhouse, Michael Mulvihill, Jane Millican, (Vane Gallery), Louise Hopkins (Doggerfisher Gallery), Richard Forster (Ingleby Gallery), Cath Campbell, Peter J Evans, Laura Lancaster, Rachel Lancaster (Workplace Gallery). The approaches of these artists evoke the practice of Vija Celmins.

An Artists' talk and the launch of the publication 'GRAPHITE' will take place on Thursday 17 February at 5pm followed by refreshments.


Rachel Lancaster
Charcoal on Paper
35.5 x 29.5 cm

courtesy of the artist and Workplace Gallery, UK