During 2015/16 these three artists embarked on a collaborative project that involved walking and working together through a shared landscape. The works we are showing are the result of their walks around the Mersey estuary. Through talking, making field notes and sketches and investigating how ideas of navigation have a direct correlation to our understanding of landscape, they have produced a expanded vision of a familiar landscpe and it's landmarks.
Jason Hicklin was born in Wolverhampton in 1966 and studied at St. Martin's College of Art where he was a student of the renowned printmaker Norman Ackroyd. After a postgraduate course at the Central School of Art in 1991, Hicklin combined working as Ackroyd's studio assistant and editioner with producing his own work. He was elected a member of the Royal Society of Painters and Printmakers in 1993 and has had numerous solo and joint exhibitions including exhibiting regularly at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition and the London Contemporary Art Fair
Tracy Hill is a multi-disciplinary artist who's work investigates and reconsiders the relationship between digital technology and the aesthetic of the hand created mark in response to the sense of place experienced during walking jouneys. Our daily negotiation of data and reference points often brings with it a sense of dislocation and fragmentation altering our understanding and interaction with rural space.
Greg Fuller was born in Liverpool in 1965 and lives in Warrington. He Studied at fine art at Wirral Met and is a member of Manchester Academy of Fine Art. His work stems from a study of the landscape, it is always based on personal experience. He creates works that act as a catalyst for the viewer's own imagination and experiences. "I live an ordinary life in an ordinary place; it is only when I try to make work about them that I realise how extraordinary they are."