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Stream - a new exhibition by artist Luce Choules

(25th March 2013)

<p>Stream - a new exhibition by artist Luce Choules</p>

Stream, a fascinating new exhibition by artist in residence, Luce Choules, and a team of museum volunteers opens on Friday, 26th April 2013 in the Footprint Gallery at Fusion, which adjoins Jackfield Tile Museum, near Ironbridge.

Exploring the monuments and landscapes of the Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site, the free entry display will be open daily, 10am-5pm, until Friday, 31st May.

Luce, an international artist, produces maps that are very different from the regular variety we might use to find our way from one place to another. Her work is based around extensive field surveys of landscapes where she collects photographs and objects and notes down her thoughts and feelings as she encounters different places and spaces. This material is then put together to form a very distinctive map that allows the user to feel their way through a landscape.

The exhibition will feature experimental maps about the geographical and cultural landscape of The Gorge and its environs as well as a range of landscape documentation, photographic data-tiling and drawing. Working with curators at the Ironbridge Gorge Museums, Luce will also present a new piece of artwork responding to the recent cataloguing of the George Maw Geological Collection. In addition to these works, the show includes the large-format publication Source and wall-based maps made with volunteers and other groups, as part of a wider project developed by the artist.

For further information, contact the Ironbridge Visitor Information Centre on Tel: 01952 433 424 or visit www.ironbridge.org.uk; entry into Stream is free but admission into Jackfield Tile Museum carries an entrance fee. The Gorge is easily reached via the M6 and M54 motorways exiting at Telford (M54 junction 4 or 6).