The Memory Collective

THE MEMORY COLLECTIVE - where contemporary rural and urban artists meet

WHO WE ARE

The Memory Collective is a not-for-profit, exhibitions and projects-based UK organisation for artists who live in rural or urban environments. Founded by Dr Angela Summerfield and the sculptor, playwright and lawyer, Caroline Summerfield, it is an artists-run organisation for professional contemporary artists whose practices are concerned with Nature, Landscape and the Environment. By organising curated exhibitions, events and publications it aims to address the lack of professional opportunities for rurally-based artists and to break-down artificial barriers which exist between rural and urban-based artists. Visual art practices covered are painting, printmaking, photography, film, sculpture and installation.

WHY THE MEMORY COLLECTIVE?

The formation of memories gives us all a sense of who we are as human beings. For an artist, this can be as immediate as turning one’s gaze from the object to the easel. Other types of memory involve recalling skills, techniques and ideas gained through careful study and observation. Artists also create rich storehouses of impressions and images from which to form their own individual visual vocabulary. In so doing, they offer visual expressions of the world which can relate to shared, or communal experiences. The art of memory can thus also be the art of empathy.

EXHIBITIONS & EDUCATIONAL EVENTS

The Landscape of Memory, supported by the Royal Norwegian Embassy, NoFormat Gallery, London, March 2012
Goldsmith’s University Study Day - The Landscape of Memory, led by Dr Angela Summerfield, March 2012
Curator's Tour & Artists' Tea - The Landscape of Memory, March 2012

FUTURE PROJECTS

If you are a visual artist, or other practitioner, and would like to be involved in our future projects, please send your cv and contact details to amsummerfield@btinternet.com

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION / PRESS RELEASES / BOOK AN EVENT

Contact: amsummerfield@btinternet.com
  • (left to right) Caroline Summerfield, Angela Summerfield, H.E. Mr Kim Traavik (The Norwegian Ambassador), Therese Nortvedt, Hjørdis Dreschel and Sara Lee
  • Oil paintings by Angela Summerfield, ’The Landscape of Memory’ NoFormat Gallery, 2012
  • Oil paintings by Angela Summerfield, ’The Landscape of Memory’ NoFormat Gallery, 2012
  • (left) ‘You and Me’ Caroline Summerfield, (right) prints by Sara Lee, ’The Landscape of Memory’ NoFormat Gallery, 2012
  • (left to right) paintings and prints by Therese Nortvedt, and Hjørdis Dreschel, ’The Landscape of Memory’ NoFormat Gallery, 2012