An exhibition of work inspired by and created from landscapes local to Fairfield Mill, sharing connections and stories of a community.
Confluences is the first joint exhibition showcasing the work of artists Martin and Siobhan Miles-Moore from award-winning studio Miles-Moore Ceramics.
The exhibition’s opening gambit draws both content and inspiration from Martin’s collaborative book Confluences released in 2019.
The title of the book resonated with the pair to such an extent, that it defines and establishes the tone for the exhibition itself, making reference to the joining, coming, or flowing together of two or more bodies.
This is a bold statement of intent, identifying the coming together of both Martin and Siobhan as artists. The unifying of their ideas and the inspiration underpinning their work, including their deep seated and shared understanding of sense of place, a sentiment expressed throughout their work by their use of both found and foraged materials.
Both Martin and Siobhan seek to tell stories with their work, creating connections to place and disparate culture. Using materials from specific locations is significant part of that storytelling process. Helping their audience understand why they have chosen to use particular materials and their meaning is an essential element in the creation and curation of any exhibition showcasing their work.