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The Ropewalk – Now and Then Exhibition

April 29, 2017
June 11, 2017
The Ropewalk
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Maltkiln Road, Barton upon Humber, United Kingdom, DN18 5JT

Spurn Point provides the inspiration for a body of work by husband and wife team Madeline
and Martin Pick. The couple have worked on the project over the past few years exploring
the evocative mystery of Spurn and witnessing dramatic changes at the sand spit as time
and tide continue to erode and reshape its landscape.
Madeline, working primarily with paint and mixed media on canvas, has approached
the subject by working and building layers of texture and meaning into her pieces. “You
respond at many levels to Spurn. It arouses emotions as you consider the lives lived and the
events witnessed and it stimulates memories as you enter the time capsules represented by
the prefab buildings and consider the paths of your own life.”
Photographer Martin sees Spurn Point as a unique and fascinating landscape. “We are both
impressed by its remote beauty and ability to stir memories, bringing them to the surface.
We have tried to represent and record our response to place and the interaction of successive
generations of people with it.”


Contact Details

Tourist Information
Telephone: 01652 631500

Barton Town Council
Telephone: 01652 633598

Barton-upon-Humber Tourism Partnership
Telephone: 01652 660380