The Understory, RSPB Saltholme Visitor Centre, 23 July – 18 September 2022
RSPB Saltholme is to host an exhibition of artworks created over the last eighteen months that documents elements of the reserve along with Horseshoe Meadow at Blacktoft Sands in the East Riding of Yorkshire.
The creator of the exhibition, visual artist Linda Ingham, secured funding from the Arts Council England to create series of pieces which respond to the ecology and nature of both reserves during 2021.
Following a micro-residency at Saltholme in partnership with Tees Valley Arts in June 2021, Ingham has continued to create work from her research, despite being based on the Lincolnshire coast. “I still visit whenever I can, but it’s never enough,” she says from her Barton-upon-Humber studio. “I am interested in crossovers between the ecology and the social history of the areas surrounding the Humber and Tees estuaries, of which there are many – yet the landscapes spawn very different approaches to making the work, I have found.”
Despite the subject-matter of the exhibition being based on reserves strongly associated with the conservation of birds, plants, people, and the surrounding environments are very in evidence in the work.