GroundWork NetWork comes to West Bay

ARTWORKS by members of an international artists’ community, who are focusing on ways in which we exploit and nurture the earth’s resources, will be at Amanda Wallwork’s studio on the top floor of The Old Timber Yard, West Bay, over the weekends Friday 31st May to Sunday 2nd June and Friday 7th to Sunday 9th June, open from 11am to 4pm.

The Ground Beneath Our Feet features selected works by some of the group’s foundational members. During summer 2023, Amanda was in residence as the anchor artist for The Ground Beneath Our Feet at the Kings Lynn gallery which is dedicated to art and the environment.

As a follow-up, she is now hosting an exhibition in her studio, bringing together her own and works by fellow residency artists, Henny Burnett, Caroline Chouler Tissier, Heidi McEvoy-Swift, Sophy King, Kelly Hill, Kathryn Parsons, Sophie Marritt, Sam Hodge, Jane Scobie and Valerie Price.

Linking ultimately to the theme of Extraction, Art on the Edge of the Abyss, launched in 2021 in Montana, United States, this entire project has been stimulating a growing community of artists, ecologists and geologists both in the UK and the US, who are considering how we respond to the ways in which we exploit and nurture the earth’s resources.

On Friday 31st May, at 4.30pm, there will be an art and environment discussion about how art can help us develop towards a more sustainable environment. How and where should we concentrate our efforts? Who should be involved and why? What are the major challenges and how shall we face them most effectively?

Contributors include Somerset artist Julia Manning and Andy Don of the Environment Agency on their art-science project on eels, Julia Hailes MBE sustainability pioneer and author of The Green Consumer Guide, consultant Clive Adams, former director of the Centre for Contemporary Art and the Natural World, Alexa de Farranti of Lower Hewood Farm and Sam Scriven of the Jurassic Coast Trust. The discussion will be chaired by Veronica Sekules, director of GroundWork and hosted by Amanda Wallwork.

Space is limited – for more information call 07816 224015 or email Amanda at

GroundWork Gallery on Tour for Dorset Art Week