Water of the World

Just as the rivers that flow through Stroud’s five valleys have been intertwined with the fortunes of our town, water has been central to the lives of cultures and communities across the globe.

The artists featured in our exhibition, ‘Water of the World’, will take you on a tour of outback waterholes in Australia, gentle streams in Japan, the coastal landscape of France and Southern Europe, all the way to the shores of the British Isles.

The inspiration to capture this fundamental element takes many forms, and the works on show explore its unique and universal importance: water is essential for survival, it inspires myths and legends, creates moments of peace and reflection, as well as awing us with power and beauty.

Water’s many states are celebrated here in a variety of styles and mediums. Contemporary abstracts, impressionistic oils, vibrant line and dot work, minimalist woodblock and modern print have been brought together to show a myriad of aspects of this unique and essential substance.

We are delighted to display the work of such a diverse group of artists. They include Yoshiyuki Someya, Fran Spencer, Mary Anne Nampijinpa, Anita Ford, Rod Nelson, Jasmine Coe, Eubena Nampitjin and Tuppy Goodwin.

‘Water of the World’, Wetpaint Gallery, London Rd, Stroud. GL6 8NR.
Saturday 17th August until Saturday 14th September 2019. The gallery is open Wednesday – Saturday, 10:30 – 16:30. FREE Entry.

Untitled by Tuppy Goodwin, Acrylic on Canvas 90 x 100 cm
Alegrias Five by Anita Ford. Hand Finished Monoprint. 76x56cm
Stream V by Yoshiyuki Someya. Wood Block print. 30x60cm