2019 2018 2017 THE POTTING SHED

This summer we are delighted to announce the start of programming in The Potting Shed. Designed and built by Collective Matter - the socially engaged art group - The Potting Shed, a permanent fixture in the gardens, is a purpose-built pavilion with a centralised focus on artist network development.  For the 2019 season Collective Matter have invited three artist groups to deliver interventions in The Shed. For the private view Collective Matter founding member Eva Masterman will stage a small exhibition of her own work.

Saturday 6 July

Collective Matter Present:
Modern Painters, New Decorators in The Potting Shed

We are excited to announce the first of a series of interventions, events and workshops by artists and arts organisations - invited by ceramics and social engagement group Collective Matter - at our purpose built pavilion; The Potting Shed at here at Contemporary Sculpture Fulmer.  Opening on Saturday 6th July, from 2:30.

Our first invited collaborators are Modern Painters, New Decorators @mpndprojects who will bring A Mountain is a Mountain to the Shed; an exhibition of makeshift ceramics, display structures and posters about humans, nature and clay. The installation is assembled from pieces made through a series of workshops with young people, local creatives, and the general public at their project space in Loughborough. 
Working collaboratively they have created a social response to The Potting Shed, using a collection of nature themed charity shop ceramics as our starting point. Using clay, plasticine and paint our team and community have replicated, distorted and adapted the ceramics, something sourced from the earth, converted to a domestic product, then manipulated to become feral and synthetic. These collections of found and made sculptures and ceramics are being exhibited alongside display structures by artist-fabricator George Chinnery and posters by curator David Scarborough. The title of the show takes inspiration from the Buddhist journey to enlightenment in which man attempts to understand reality, only to come to peace with the natural order of things. As we continue to superimpose our own ideas on to the natural world, nature continues on at it’s own pace.