Burton Art Gallery & Museum
Saturday, October 3, 2015
Friday, November 13, 2015
Kingsley Road, Bideford EX39 2QQ
South West England
The Burton Gallery

Bideford Black: The Next Generation is the outcome of a year of research and making, during which nine artists from across the UK pushed Bideford Black pigment to its physical limits and thought about what the material might mean today. This natural material has historically been used in industry, and by artists to draw, paint and print with.

This eclectic exhibition represents the Next Generation of artists to use Bideford Black, and offers a 21st century response to a pigment that took millions of years to evolve. These new artworks are made using a myriad of materials – pastels, paper, film, scents, sounds and machines. What they share in common is that they all reflect upon, or are made with, Bideford Black pigment.

Creative film-maker Liberty Smith followed the artists for a year as they researched and developed their ideas. Liberty’s film will be part of the exhibition and presents a visually stunning record of these modern encounters with Bideford Black pigment.

Liberty’s film trailer offers tantalizing glimpses of what the full length film and the exhibition will be revealing on the opening weekend.

View the film trailer here:


This email has been posted by Flow Contemporary Arts, contracted by The Burton Gallery to deliver the project. Please direct all enquiries to the gallery: (e) [email protected]   (t) 01237 471455 (w)