Exhibition: Territoire–s

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Woodend, The Crescent, Scarborough from June 17 to July 28

Scarborough will host an art exhibition which brings together French and English cultures – building on the relationship between the twinned communities of Scalby and Newby, and the coastal town of Pornic in France.

The twinning associations of Scalby and Newby and Pornic in the Pays de la Loire region have been connected for 30 years, and now three British artists and four French artists have immersed themselves in each others’ cultures in order to produce an exhibition of artwork inspired by their cultural exchange.

This has been a unique opportunity for the artists, and they have each interpreted the experience in their own way through the mediums of painting, drawing, cyanotype, photography, sculpture and mixed media artwork.

Brigitte Vanwynsberghe, Fabienne Alliou-Lucas, Cathy Lodziak and Nadya Tara from Pornic visited Scarboroughlast year in order to experience North Yorkshire’s landscape, history and people. The Yorkshire Coast – which has attracted artists for more than 200 years – provided plenty of inspiration for the French artists. They were interested in the rock formations along the coastline.

In October, Angela and David Chalmers and Janine Baldwin from Scarborough travelled to Pornic and were equally inspired by the light and colours of the beautiful, historic town. They were captivated by the architecture of Pornic, with the majestic villas surrounded by fragrant pines and quiet chapels in the medieval streets.