Exhibition dates: 3 July - 10 September 2016
Sophie Lisa Beresford's work intertwines pantheism, mysticism, and localism as part of a highly personal vision of how to make the world a better place through the power of art.
Her pair of new exhibitions (at Sunderland City Library and previously at Arts Centre Washington) reveal a brand new series of seven monumental photographs. Each is a tableau showing her in a shamanistic persona in a location connected to her place of birth, and spiritual rebirth. The series spans places that are beautiful and brutal, with each treated equally as a space of potential transformation and becoming. Each exhibition is also framed by a series of wall paintings of cloudscapes that lull us into a sense of serenity - at least momentarily.