Stones form the bedrock of our planet, being the substance on which we all live and survive. Stones of all varieties are used by man to build houses and roads, to create dams and other huge engineering projects and to create art. For thousands of years mankind has prized the precious and unusual rocks that nature creates. The exhibition explores the relationships between us and the stone that nature places at our command. But at the heart of the exhibition theme is a contradiction; on the one hand is the hardness of stone and the other is softness of textiles. The juxtaposition of these two extremes draws attention to the contrast between life and its need for softness and nurture and the hardness and strength of the very stones on which our lives depend.
Saturday 25th June 2016 until Wednesday 10th August at Crown Street Gallery, Darlington DL1 1ND
Gallery Opening Times:
Mon & Tues 9.00 a.m. - 6.00 p.m.
Thurs 10.00 a.m. - 6.00 p.m.
Fri 9.00 a.m. - 5.00 p.m.
Sat 9.00 a.m. - 4.00 p.m.