Exhibition: Remains of the Landscape
Remains in the Landscape
Pauline McGee and Clare Yarrington
FifeSpace, Rothes Halls
Mon 16 October - Fri 22 December
‘Remains in the Landscape’ explores the cycle of creation and destruction evident in the natural world. Pauline and Clare are both fascinated by the striking visual remains of man-made structures that are slowly being reclaimed by the landscape, and by natural formations that are continually shaped by the elements.
“The dynamic, ever-changing traces of human interaction with the landscape capture both our imaginations. While we both like to experience the landscape first-hand through walking and climbing, our distinctive backgrounds and artistic practices mean that we interpret these experiences in different ways”
2017 is Scottish Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology and it is fitting to be exhibiting ‘Remains in the Landscape’ at Fife Space as part of this celebration.
Clare studied archaeology at the Edinburgh University (MA Hons), and was later awarded a BA (Hons) in Fine Art by Sheffield Hallam University. Since leaving archaeology to pursue a full-time career as a fine artist she has exhibited nationally and internationally, winning several awards, including the JD Fergusson Art Award (2009), and the Derbyshire Trophy in Buxton (2006). Also of note are her recent solo exhibition with the John Muir Trust, her community art projects for Historic Scotland, and her past roles as Exhibition Curator for Fife (Dunfermline) Print Workshop (FDPW) and as Chairperson of Perth and Kinross Visual Arts Forum. She is currently involved in Washi-Umi O Koete: Paper from Across the Sea, a collaboration between FDPW and Mino Art papermakers in Japan.
Pauline graduated from Glasgow School of Art in 1982 (B.A. Hons. Fine Art) and continued Post Graduate studies in Art Therapy at Hertfordshire College of Art (1987), Person Centred Counselling at Strathclyde University (1995) and Child Protection Studies at Dundee University (1999). She has worked in Scotland and England as a therapist, counsellor, development officer, lecturer, manager and political campaigner in the area of domestic abuse and childhood sexual abuse. She has initiated and co-ordinated various community arts projects throughout Scotland. Pauline is now a full time artist and
has exhibited widely with work in public and private collections at home and abroad. She is a member of Perth and Kinross Visual Arts Forum and was a committee member for three years.
‘Remains in the Landscape’ has previously been shown at Birnam Arts Centre, Dunkeld; His Majesty’s Theatre, Aberdeen; The Line Gallery, Linlithgow and the Royal Scottish Geographical Society, Perth.