Bethan Lloyd Worthington and Sarah Riseborough An exhibition of work resulting from residencies at Street House Archaeological Excavations, Loftus, North Yorkshire
The Saltburn School and Kirkleatham Museum 20 March – 30 April 2013 at both venues Preview Evening with introduction by artists and commissioners 19 March 18:30, The Saltburn School.
Bethan’s work for The Reveal is an investigation of the small, defined, but interconnected dig territory in terms of human and geological time. Bethan spent two and a half weeks with archaeologists and volunteers, walking in from Staithes most days. Pieces record specific details within and around the Street House site - Heather recolonising the alum mines and cliff tops; An incongruous boulder; A cut in the ground, proof of Romans; A tree, near a spring, where there was a farm, on former borderland, where gallows swung upon a tumulus. The light passing, the wind rocking the portakabin. It’s an attempt to communicate the experience of spending time with people who point at things that aren’t there and talk about them as though they are.
At Kirkleatham Museum prints, objects and film by the artists sit alongside finds. At Saltburn School, a larger collection of drawings, photography and installation span two rooms and coincide with the launch of Saltburn School’s new Class 1 gallery.
With thanks to archaeologist Stephen Sherlock, Arts Council England, Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council and Rednile’s Factory Nights.
Kirkleatham Museum, Kirkleatham Lane, Redcar, TS10 5NW. Open Tues- Sun The Saltburn School, Marske Mill Lane, Saltburn-by-the-Sea, TS12 1HJ
See more of Bethan's work here.