Artist’s Talk Launches Scion at Barrington Court

Tuesday 29 June 1.30-3pm, Somerset TA19 0NQ

Artist Lyndall Phelps will exhibit a unique Artwork of the Month in a series of different artists’ exhibits to be displayed in National Trust Barrington Court over the next sixteen months. The exhibits will be accompanied by the Artists Lunchtime Talks. These will take place on the last Tuesday of every month and everyone is welcome to attend. To ensure a place, book by emailing nicola@beaconartproject.com or telephoning 07903 474006.

Lyndall Phelps’ Gently Enticing is a re-working of Drift, 2005, a site specific installation for the rotunda of the Great Eastern Hotel, London, commissioned by Commissions East. Lyndall Phelps worked with Cole & Son to produce white flocked wallpaper in 12 background colours. The floral design of the wallpaper echoes the common plants favoured by Jekyll and the graduation of colour replicated the drifts of colour used in her planting schemes. The title is a quote from Jekyll's Colour Schemes for the Flower Garden first published 1908. Isolated from its original text, the quotation becomes sexually suggestive, hinting at out of sight activities. The selection of this artwork introduces the feminine, the decorative and the nature already present in Barrington’s Jekyll inspired gardens into the masculinity of the paneled interior.

 Scion is a sixteen-month contemporary art programme at Barrington Court curated by Beacon Art Project in partnership with the National Trust. Lyndall Phelps has been commissioned by Beacon to be the Scion artist in residence at Barrington, to create a new artwork from working with the staff and volunteers at Barrington Court.

 Director Nicola Streeten says, “The vision for the programme is intervention not interruption, moving gently towards a crescendo in autumn 2011. We are hoping for feedback and involvement from artistic and heritage enthusiasts in the area and urge people to come along to the first lunchtime talk to introduce themselves to us.”

Contact:

Nicola Streeten
Project Director
Beacon Art Project Ltd
nicola@beaconartproject.com
07903 474 006 / 01522 810559
http://www.beaconartproject.org

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