Turn to Return brings together two series of work, ‘Within Sight’ by Helen Sear and ‘The Island’ by Robert Darch, both exhibited here for the first time. Sear’s series was made whilst repeatedly walking the same mountain passage in Majorca and Darch’s work was made in response to Britain’s vote to leave the European Union in 2016. On the surface, the series are disparate both visually and in subject matter. However, when presented and interacting within the exhibition space, further similarities become apparent.
‘Each set of photographs ask us to respond to an imbalance, a rift in what we assume to be true and the way we see reality. They ask us to pause and consider the routes we haven’t taken – to recognise that movement and stasis can coexist.’ – Millie Bethel, curator.
This exhibition has been made possible with support from Spectrum and Arts Council England.