The Blue and the Green

and everything between

The House Group


Tuesday 11 - Sunday 16 May 2021
Admission free

Alison Theaker

Rod Birtles


For nearly ten years The House Group has been exploring environmental concerns through artwork and interactive exhibitions, and The Blue and the Green will offer a retrospective journey through moors, trees and rivers to the coast.

The exhibition will include printmaking with natural materials and a range of works in mixed media, as well as photographs printed on canvas. Multimedia works include timelapse photography and soundscapes, and for the event the group has commissioned a poem.

Collaborations with Surfers Against Sewage and the National Trust have enabled workshops and activities for children and have helped to bring environmental concerns to a wider audience.

The Blue and the Green draws on the success of earlier exhibitions at Harbour House:
Loving the Beach, 2013
The Magic Forest, 2015
Sea Sense, 2017

Two artists feature in this year’s House Group exhibition: Rod Birtles, photography, and Alison Theaker, multimedia works, printmaking and collage. A significant collaboration at Delamore Arts in 2014 involved a delightful arts trail in the woods, using natural and recycled materials to explore musical themes, and included a giant rain stick, a bathtub marimba and a set of chimes made from old sash weights.