A group art exhibition at the Merton Priory archaeological site,
Colliers Wood, London: 8, 9 and 15, 16 October 2011
The Chapter House ruins, once part of the massive and historically important Merton Priory (destroyed by Henry VIII), are the site of an exhibition of contemporary art during the first Merton Arts Trail this October.
Curators Sue Evans and Wendy Bliss have chosen ten recent graduates, mainly from Wimbledon College of Art, who will be showing work made in response to the heritage site. Steeped in history, the many artifacts found during various excavations of the Chapter House over time, have been catalogued and stored in the archives of the Museum of London. Some of these will be on display during the exhibition, being aired for the first time in many years, as the artists have chosen one or more to support their artwork installations.
Participating artists are Robert Aldous, Jane Bailey, Wendy Bliss, Sue Evans, Maxwell Flood, Fiona Leighton-Crawford, Fiona Long, Helen Newhouse, Maxine Pringle and Chris Rowe.