Join artist Tom Baskeyfield and photographer Mario Popham at the launch of our new Granada Foundation Galleries exhibition Of Flesh and Stone, featuring work from their ongoing collaboration.
The hills of North Wales have been transformed by the large-scale extraction of slate; its mass manipulation spawning towns and communities, its dissemination satisfying a global demand. The landscape bears the scars of this conquest, and nurtures stories of its making. A past dependence on the rock continues to shape the human narratives unfolding within these hills and valleys. Meanwhile, on distant rooftops of towns and cities forged by the very same forces of industry, the dwindling vestiges of these mountainsides endure amongst the glass, concrete and steel.
Through a dialogue between drawing and photography, artists Tom Baskeyfield and Mario Popham continue their exploration into how we have shaped, and in turn, been shaped by stone.