September 22, 2016 in Slideshow
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of their practice at Green Close, artists Sue and Pete Flowers recently held an exhibition ‘Bringing It All Back Home’ at The Storey Gallery in Lancaster, exploring the range and impact of their innovative work over the past 20 years.
The exhibition showed new and existing works by contemporary artists who have previously worked with Green Close, reflecting on the role of artists as creative leaders and consider the organisations ambitions for the future.
Artists who exhibited included Sue Flowers, Pete Flowers, Adam Gregory, Darren Andrews, Hugh Miller, Kate Eggleston-Wirtz, Stephen Raw & Carol Ann Duffy, Sumit Sarker and Tracey Eastham.
The exhibition was a huge success with over 900 visitors in just 17 days, and there were some really complementary remarks about the show including the following piece in The Melling Chronicle from Churchwarden, JAC Beeson:
“I recently attended ‘Bringing it All Back Home’ at The Storey in Lancaster. In this case ‘home’ is Green Close Studios, for this event celebrated the 20th anniversary of the foundation of the studios by Sue and Pete Flowers.
“Why is this so important? It is because Green Close is pretty much unique. Unlike many arts organisation they achieve their work without regular funding. For every event there is a risk, a higher mountain to climb in order to bring contemporary art to people of Lancashire and neighbouring areas. There are other organisations that do this but it is none have survived for so long in such an uncertain situation. Their art work has covered the lows and highs, from the impact of foot and mouth to bringing the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain to the heart of our community, as well as reflecting on the impact of slavery and the Pendle Witch Trials in the district.
“I’d like to thank Sue and Pete for bringing such inspiration to our community and for their faith, in the face of uncertainty, in what they do.”