Amanda Wallwork

Amanda Wallwork

Mapping the Jurassic Coast

A joint project with artist Jeremy Gardiner investigating the archaeology and geology of the Dorset & East Devon coastline. Supported by Arts Council England research grant.

jurassic coast panorama

 

 

The first stage work for this project – a 12 metre long panorama, made up of panels created by each artist, depicted the changing geology and iconic landmarks along the route was shown at Dorset County Museum, Dorchester; Atrium Gallery, Bournemouth University; Black Swan Arts, Frome in 2009 and Lyme Regis Fossil Festival in 2010.

Mapping 005 - High Peak Oil, graphite and plaster on board, 60 x 80cm From the Mapping the Jurassic Coast panorama series

Mapping 005 – High Peak
Oil, graphite and plaster on board
60 x 80cm
From the Mapping the Jurassic Coast panorama series

Mapping 006 - Berry Camp Oil, graphite and plaster on board 61 x 81cm From the Mapping the Jurassic Coast panorama series

Mapping 006 – Berry Camp
Oil, graphite and plaster on board
61 x 81cm
From the Mapping the Jurassic Coast panorama series

Mapping 007 - Golden Cap Oil, graphite and plaster on board From the Mapping the Jurassic Coast panorama series

Mapping 007 – Golden Cap
Oil, graphite and plaster on board
60 x80cm
From the Mapping the Jurassic Coast panorama series

Mapping 008 - Abbotsbury oil. graphite and plaster on board From the Mapping the Jurassic Coast panorama series

Mapping 008 – Abbotsbury
oil. graphite and plaster on board
60 x 80cm
From the Mapping the Jurassic Coast panorama series

Mapping 009 - Chalbury Oil, graphite and plaster on board From the Mapping the Jurassic Coast panorama series

Mapping 009 – Chalbury
Oil, graphite and plaster on board
60 x 80cm
From the Mapping the Jurassic Coast panorama series

Mapping 010-Flowers Barrow Oil, graphite and plaster on board From the Mapping the Jurassic Coast panorama series

Mapping 010-Flowers Barrow
Oil, graphite and plaster on board
60 x 8ocm
From the Mapping the Jurassic Coast panorama series

 

Coast Unearthed

Second phase work continuing the exploration of the coastline in more detail involved large scale multiple block works focusing on the physicality of the coastal geology and was exhibited at the Alsop Gallery, Bridport Arts Centre in 2012 – accompanied by large format monoprints by Jeremy Gardiner.

East Cliff

East Cliff
Oil and plaster on board
200cm x 80cm (9 individual blocks)
Geological portrait of East Cliff, West Bay, Dorset

East Cliff is a geological portrait of the cliff on the east side  of the harbour at West Bay near Bridport in Dorset where the glowing golden orange and yellow ochre’s of the layers of Bridport Sands (made famous as the iconic backdrop to the ITV Broadchurch series) are prone to sudden rock falls.

A companion piece –  West Cliff – depicts the very different geology of the cliff on the west side of the harbour, where  layers of soft Frome clay are topped by a layer of very hard rock known as Forest Marble. These cliffs are prone to dramatic landslips. Both cliffs illustrating the differing forms of erosion of this dynamic coastline.

West Cliff Geological portrait of West Cliff, West Bay, Dorset

West Cliff
Geological portrait of West Cliff, West Bay, Dorset
Oil and plaster on board
200 x 100cm (5 individual blocks)