“The Bruton Correspondence School is pleased to present I DIDN’T LICK IT, its first major exhibition of three hundred artworks made in collaboration with the new correspondence school between March 2020 – June 2021.
During the lockdown, they initiated a mail art exchange brief with local and international artists resulting in a richly personal and political survey of contemporary collage. In this exhibition each art work is displayed as part of an ambitious installation of paintings, collage, photography and written correspondences. The collection will be across four sites in Bruton to enable a walking tour of the work – The Bruton Museum and The Old Pharmacy Wine Bar on the High St, The Dovecote Gallery and The Cellarhand. The exhibition continues the school’s investigations into connectivity, community and personal experience.
The collection showcases the innate ability of collage to construct a fresh and new visual exchange beyond the two dimensional into the structural world and craft of visual making. Whilst experimental, each collage is also didactic, layered with hidden messages, reoccurring motifs and shared concerns that speak as an abstract indicator of the surreal times we are living in. This exhibition is being sponsored by Bruton Museum, The Dovecote Gallery and The Cellarhand.” (text: Bruton Correspondence School)
Location: Bruton Museum & Bruton Correspondence School
3 The High St
Opening: 24th July, 3.30 pm – 6pm
Exhibition dates: 24th July – 25th September 2021
Weekdays 11 – 1pm, Saturdays 11 am – 3pm