The Spring of Escapism

8 April - 6 May 2020

Spring gently whispers to us of summer's arrival as she wakes herself and winter falls back to slumber. This year she may be shocked by what she awakens to see, the forests empty but her gardens a hive of activity. The simple act of gardening is one of the purest forms of escapism, allowing us to channel our focus, to create life anew, to watch it grow and flourish, to make our own personal Eden. It is easy to feel in our current situation that is life is at a standstill, but the seasons never stop and whilst we stay home, outside life is being breathed across our lands, the bluebells are dancing on the woodland floor and the wild garlic aromatises the warm air. The breeze creeps in through our windows, enticing and captivating our imaginations, calling softly to come and play. These images aim to enable you to do just that, to let your mind play with spring as she gracefully washes over us. To catch a breath of that sweet air one needs only to gaze upon the photography of Susan Derges, her macro photography following bluebells from bulb to flower.