The studio space at Ashtorre Rock, Saltash is once again being transformed into an impressive gallery by the group for their annual exhibition which opens its doors to the public at 10am on Saturday 26th August and continues each day for a fortnight.
Ashtorre Artists was originally formed by artists John Forster and Richard Allman in 2009 when the goal was to create 150 images of Brunel’s rail bridge in celebration of its 150 year anniversary. In successive years the group of twelve artists from both sides of the Tamar has explored various other aspects of the gallery’s stunning river’s edge setting beside the bridge and used this as source material for creating both literal and abstract interpretations of waterside subject matter.
This year the theme is ‘TIDELINES’ which is described in the Oxford English Dictionary as “a line left or reached by the sea on a shore at the highest point of a tide”, and you are invited to see how each of the artists has addressed the subject to find innovative and inspiring visual interpretations through the media of painting, drawing, collage and printmaking.
With superb views down the river, tea and coffee available on the terrace, it’s an inspiring location for such an exhibition and well worth a visit! There is ample parking nearby and if coming by rail it is a short walk down from Saltash station. Further directions can be found here > http://ashtorre-artists.weebly.com/find--contact-us.html