“Hilarious, witty, pretty, thought provoking and more”
Taking coastal erosion as their theme, artists Jeff Pigott and Julia Warin have set out to explore the issues, misunderstandings and fascinating geological science that makes the Jurassic Coast so unique and beautiful.
This incredible coastline, that we are continually inspired by and sometimes at risk from is not fixed in time, but in a constant state of flux – made evident by the extreme storms, floods and coastal change witnessed this year.
Employing the commercial phenomena of “shopping” Erosion Zone replicates seemingly familiar products, advertising, marketing and the popular media to present an important message - which we cannot own, control or stop nature - or turn it into neat packaged commercial products. We have to learn to live with a changing landscape and embrace the opportunities that this offers us and realise that erosion is the process by which the land is formed and how it continues to evolve.
‘Very good, I spent ages looking at it and laughing at the humour – then realised it wasn’t real! Thanks for making my day.’ Visitor.
‘Comic and shrewd. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Good laff!’ Visitor.
‘Art with humour at last! This made me laugh – thank you’ Visitor.
Exploring Erosion was commissioned by the Jurassic Coast Trust with funds from Arts Council England (Lottery) supported by West Dorset District Council and Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Managed by Bridport Arts Centre on behalf of the Dorset Arts Trust, with support from Dorset County Council.