Posted by Lidya Endzo Kun iLLa
I went to Rufford Park with the family last weekend, whichgave me the opportunity of visiting the art gallery there. You may remember that exactly a month ago, Imentioned in my blog that I’d applied to take part in the Creative Greenhouseexhibition. I had been encouraged toapply when I met a couple of potters who had successfully exhibited there. In fact, there were over 50 entrants for aspace roughly about 60’ x about 20’ so they could never have fitted us all in, andI was one of the many who got turned down.Visiting last weekend reminded me of one of my trips to ofthe new gallery at Worksop Library last year as, like Worksop Library, therewas a display of work by people with a learning disability. The two part “Surface Tension” project was byRandom Line www.randomline.co.uk anda video played on a continuous loop, with a low pitched sound in the background.
There was also a display of images of Nottinghamshire, whichwas being added to by visitors to the gallery – or indeed anyone who wants to submita photo. It seems they only wantedimages of Nottinghamshire, and not anywhere outside the area. The website gives more details: http://mappingnottinghamshire.tumblr.com/#aboutIf you want to know more about Rufford itself, follow thislink to their website. Rufford is a familyfriendly park, with the remains of a monastery, a lake and plenty of walks, wildlife. Admission is free and you pay only for carparking, which is free during the winter. There are two shops and a café. http://www3.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/enjoying/countryside/countryparks/rufford/.