There is no sea here.
Conditions changeable, unstable, unmoored. Skittish, dark to light in moments.
Dappled light, the rustle of leaves, creaky branches. Upturned bowl of bruised colours.
Hanging around, waiting for change. Sky watching.
The leaves look like glitter paths in the wind. It’s cool and grey. Drizzle, mizzle.
Ridges and folds. Passing place. Marking my place.
Traversing through long grass, fields of cows and hillsides, our journeys through landscapes are guided by landmarks, signposts and piles of stones. In The Greenway, Letchworth, Mark Devereux Projects presents Fizmers, a new series of works by artist Charlie Franklin. By carving up and marking out the landscape, Franklin plays with our perceptions of scale, space and direction.
This solo presentation marks the intersection of Franklin’s current Arts Council England funded project, in which she is spending time in residence in a remote rural location close to the Peak District National Park (Derbyshire). Fizmers is the first outdoor presentation of Franklin’s work to date, as she explores the intricacies of paint, sculpture and materials to create this ambitious new work.
Fizmers has been made possible through the support of Arts Council England Developing Your Creative Practice funding and mentoring from Mark Devereux, Kristian Day and Claire Mander.
A half-day workshop led by mentor and arts fundraising specialist Mark Devereux, taking an in-depth look at Arts Council England application processes. Further information and book your place at: markdevereuxprojects.com/artistdevelopment/making-a-strong-application-broadway-gallery
Artist Charlie Franklin will be sharing an insight into her new work produced for Fizmers with mentor and producer Mark Devereux. Book your free ticket via Eventbrite:
Nr. Hillbrow Recreation Ground
Letchworth Garden City
The artwork will be available to be viewed from 11am – 4pm daily
Charlie Franklin | www.charliefranklin.org
Charlie Franklin (b.1983) is a British artist living and working in London. She completed her BA in Fine Art at Middlesex University in 2005, and her Master’s degree in Fine Art at Chelsea College of Art & Design in 2008. Recent exhibitions include John Moores Painting Prize 2018 (Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool), Creekside OPEN selected by Alison Wilding (APT, London), In Nothing Flat (Old Granada Studios, Manchester) and the Kunst Altonale Festival (Hamburg, Germany). Franklin has undertaken artist residencies in the UK, Ireland and Iceland, and in 2017 was selected for Mark Devereux Projects StudioBook artist development programme. Charlie Franklin is represented by Mark Devereux Projects.
Broadway Gallery | broadway-letchworth.com/gallery
Broadway Gallery is a visual arts organisation, based in Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire, that supports, develops and presents the work of artists through a dynamic programme of exhibitions, projects and events. By inviting artists and people to collaborate, create, share, and reflect in their spaces and through their projects, they fuel a dynamic programme of art activity that aims to radiate throughout the town and beyond.
Broadway Gallery’s ethos is rooted in the history of Letchworth – the same experimental vision and radical spirit that drove the town’s early settlers lives on today in its unique community and its ever growing art scene. Broadway Gallery works to sustain and feed this creative energy – supporting the cultural, social and economic growth of Letchworth.
Broadway Gallery operates on a non-profit basis. It is funded by Letchworth Garden City Heritage Foundation, grants from other organisations, Arts Council England and donations from the public and is supported by a team of dedicated volunteers.