Is this planet earth? curated by Angela Kingston was a fantastic touring group show. Opening in The brand new Ty Pawb art gallery in Wrexham in Aril 2018 followed by Aberyswyth Art Centre in July and fianly The Ferens Gallery Hull, April 2019. Visitors encounted wondrous creatures and stunning landscapes filled with colours and sensations that are heightened and strange. Beautiful to behold and often sci-fi in feel, the exhibition will have darker undercurrents relating to our destruction of nature. The varied artistic work pays homage to visionary sci-fi writers and filmmakers who conjured apocalyptic landscapes and creatures such as; J.G Ballard, John Wyndham and Douglas Trumbull, to name just a few.
There were sculptures by Salvatore Arancio, Halina Dominska and Alfie Strong, paintings by Dan Hays and Katherine Reekie, a sound installation by Jason Singh, a live performance by Patrick Coyle and videos by Helen Sear and Seán Vicary.