Simon Bayliss, Landscape Painters Anonymous, courtesy of the artist

Artist Simon Bayliss reveals his conflicting feelings about becoming a landscape painter in the South West. He discusses what he sees as the problem with a picturesque approach to landscape, while acknowledging his own desire for a painterly connection to place, and describes his struggle to develop an artistic identity that embraces his sense of regional aesthetics.

The talk is accompanied by a fleeting exhibition of collaborative plein air paintings, the result of an exercise using the principles of the ‘exquisite corpse’. A group of participants anonymously painted parts of the surrounding landscape, folded it over and passed it on, resulting in hybrid vistas. The exhibition is for one evening only.

CAST Café will serve supper from 6pm, something hot and something sweet for £6. 
To book food, contact [email protected].

CAST’s public programme for 2015/16 is supported by Arts Council England’s Grants for the Arts, using funds from the National Lottery.

Thursday 14 May 2015 7pm Free admission
All welcome