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Art, light and shadow in Northumberland and Tokyo

Peter Sharpe, curator for Kielder Water in Northumberland, started his talk by describing the quality of the light over the reservoir and the vastness of the sky. According to Sharpe, the materials used in the pieces of art around Kielder Water have been a measure of its relationship with the area. He traced commissions gradually moving away from naturalistic, reactive work, to pieces with 'bite' which use materials incongruous to the setting. The two most recent commissions - by Softroom ...

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