Sculptural works and experimental photography exploring the materiality of Dartmoor’s mining history.
List of works (wall)
‘Descent’: found timbers from Kelly Mine
Pinhole photographs of Kelly Mine, Vitifer Mine, and Wheal Betsy, some printed using a developer made from plants found on site
List of works (table)
‘Ore’: carved found timber from Kelly Mine, with molten pewter (from reclaimed objects found in charity shops)
‘Metallum’: rocks from the three mining sites and molten pewter
‘Stamps’: Two ore crushing stamp heads (on loan from Kelly Mine) with molten pewter
Dish containing Micaceous Haematite from Kelly Mine (please feel free to stir and observe).
Alison Jackson-Bass (b. 1959) is a multi-disciplinary artist currently working with experimental photographic techniques and exploring the materiality of place. Alison has an MA in the archaeology of buildings and studied for a Diploma in Art and Contemporary Craft at West Dean where she created work in various media such as earth pigments, beach mud, plant material and found objects. She is currently creating images using pinhole photography alongside 3D work combining found objects and molten pewter. Her work aims to draw attention to the fleeting, the ephemeral, and the unnoticed. Alison is based in Dorset.
Thanks to all at the Kelly Mine Preservation Society for their help with this project.