Sculptor Michelle Reader has been making art from waste for over 22 years. In her work, she asks audiences to reflect on our over-consumption of natural resources and how we can reduce waste through re-use and recycling of materials.
Through a series of sculptural installations made from an extraordinary array of ordinary waste, Michelle highlights the links between the things we consume and the destruction of wildlife habitats, while at the same time portraying the beauty and wonder of the natural world. In her exhibition ‘Force of Nature’, three large sculptures are accompanied by film, sketches and preliminary drawings.
Sculptor Phil Neal has created four humourous, mechanical sound contraptions which invite play and interaction. An old church organ, a guitar, several pianos and over 12 brass instruments have been pressed into service to create four sound machines. Come and enjoy the Heath Robinson world of Phil Neal.
Michelle and Phil are both members of the Harley Studio Group. The Harley Studios are home to over 20 artists, conservators, ceramists and sculptors.