The Moon and the Sledgehammer

12 Jul - 2 Sep 17

Original prints by Canadian artist Guillaume Brisson-Darveau and Visual Arts in Rural Communities (VARC) resident artist Lucy May Schofield.


As part of the AIR programe at Kala Art Institute in Berkeley California, Lucy May Schofield realised a collaborative project with Canadian artist Guillaume Brisson-Darveau.


The Moon and the Sledgehammer is a visual and emotional correspondence between the artists. This dialogue is motivated by the desire to know more about one another and feeds from the experience of the present. From these playful exchanges a new vocabulary arises, specific to the meeting of two universe conversing to create one. This dialogue implies a particular attention to the others' sensibility whilst inviting us to redefine our own.


Lucy May Schofield (born 1979) studied BA Print Media at London College of Printing (LINST) 1999-2002 before being awarded a two year Arts Council funded residency at Manchester School of Art (MMU) 2005 -2007. In 2015 Schofield was joint recipient of a grant from the British Council to exhibit a collaborative work at IMPACT 9 Printmaking Conference, China and Southern Graphics International, Portland, USA. She has undertaken artist residencies in Japan, Iceland, California, Scotland and is currently based in rural Northumbria as part of a year long artist residency programme with VARC (Visual Arts in Rural Communities). Schofield’s work was recently exhibited at The Manchester Contemporary, Art Toronto and The London Art Fair.
Guillaume Brisson-Darveau lives in Montreal and holds a master's degree in visual arts from Université Laval (Québec). His work has been presented in Canada, Switzerland, Scotland and Japan, as well as in collaboration in Montreal (Arprim 2012 and Diagonale 2013), and in Toronto (Open Studio 2014). He has participated in numerous artists residencies in Canada and abroad, including East-Northeast (2016), Center Sagamie (2016), Kala Art Institute in the United States (2016) and the Banff Center (2015).



Special Viewing 11am-1pm Sat 15 July

There will be a special viewing of the work where you can speak with Lucy about her work over coffee and pastries.  If you would like to attend please RSVP


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