Liminal Space: Thresholds of Mind and Place

01 Nov-06 Nov

Preview: Friday 4 Nov, 6.30pm – 8.30pm

An exhibition of paintings and drawings by Clare Thatcher and Shirley Sharp - exploring the threshold of sensation through colour, form and line. The works shown have been carefully selected and hung to create a visual language, echoing the intangible experience of liminal space in landscape and in our subconscious, working alongside each other to form a new conversation.

Commenting on her work Shirley says: ‘I am contemplating the space that lies between fantasy and reality, the place in our subconscious when imagination is fading and the mind is focusing on the present. A suspension in time within the confines of the mind’.

Clare says: ‘My paintings investigate a constantly changing and ever evolving landscape. I observe particular qualities of transition, of light and space, which I translate through colour. I paint a visual poetry of what I feel; thoughts brought to life through colour and form’.


Clare attended UWE, Bristol (2011-14), graduating with a First Class BA Honours Degree in Drawing & Applied Arts, and then studied at Bath Spa University (2014-2015) gaining a MA in Fine Art. Clare lives and makes work in South Gloucestershire.

Shirley attended UWE, Bristol (2001-04), graduating with a BA Honours Degree in illustration. She has worked in various art teaching roles in Bristol. Shirley lives and makes work in South Gloucestershire.


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Opening Hours

10.30am – 6pm daily


01 Nov 2016 - 06 Nov 2016