A rose garden sounds much nicer than it usually is. At worst it’s a collection of sick and contorted stems growing out of cow manure, topped with a few peachy blooms sometime in June. At best it’s show stopping for a month of the year.
Here in this overlooked place, at the far end of the big…
The Winter Fen
Fen Country - a rude blackness of earth etched with converging lines of drain and plough – runs northwards with the rivers Ouse, Nene and Welland to the Wash. Its farms and barns built on land where generations have battled to drain water away. In winter the fen lies low under glowering skies, sees the coming of wild swans and duck, and holds the promise of skating over frozen floods. Five East Anglian artists reveal The Winter Fen.
and photographs by Helena Anderson.
The exhibition runs until Sunday 8th December. Gallery open Saturdays 11am to 5pm, Thursdays 2.30pm to 8.30pm (late night opening) and in December Sundays 11 till 4pm. Please contact me if you would like to arrange to come outside these hours.
Over Gallery, 25 High Street Over, Cambridge CB24 5NB.
If you look up while reading a book about the geology of the Cumbrian Fells, it’s difficult to believe in the extraordinary violence that gave birth to these solid masses so prettily catching the last of the October light. I’m trying to imagine deep pre-historic sea beds, when chattering…