Exhibitions /

x pollination

When is it on?

05/11/2021 - 07/02/2022


02 4861 1933

Photo Gallery

About the event

The Artists of the Round Yard interpret the beautiful outcomes of cross-pollination in nature and in society. This exhibition explores creativity, our world and proliferation.

This free exhibition is available to view in the grounds of Retford Park between 5 November 2021 and 7 February 2022, Fridays – Mondays, 10am – 4pm.

In its simplest meaning, x pollination is the joining together of two different things: genetic constitutions, cultures, or the cross fertilisation of ideas. This is the premise of an exhibition for the creative group based at Retford Park; the Artists of the Round Yard (ARY). This spring, ARY’s fifteen artists bring as many interpretations of x pollination. Some of the artists are inspired by nature and some by the connections between people.
From a biological perspective, the exhibition’s theme aligns perfectly with the ethos of garden management at Retford Park which embraces both creativity and the conservation of beauty. From an ideological point of view, sharing, inspiring, and influencing each other is one of ARY’s founding principles.

During your visit you’re encouraged to also explore the beautifully manicured gardens of Retford including the exquisite swimming pool and pavilion, sculptures and don’t forget to wave at the emu’s!

The exhibition in the White Cottage and the Round Yard includes paintings, prints, photographs, sculptures, and much more.

Windborne, Mixed Media, Leanne Booth, 2021
Secret Garden, Mixed Media, Slavica Zivkovic, 2021
Wirrimbirra White, Photograph on Cotton Fibre paper, Tracy Ponich, 2020