24th May 2022 (Essington to Stafford)
Image credit: © Daniella Turbin
Contemporary Exhibitions

Daniella Turbin
A Place to Return To  

Floor 4

Daniella Turbin’s artistic practice combines long distance walking with photography, drawing and writing. In 2022 she embarked on her longest walk to date – around the whole of Britain. Setting off from and returning to her home in Essington, South Staffordshire the artist planned a route that would pass through every county and take about a year to complete.   


Daniella documented her daily experiences of the walk through analogue photography, diary and logbook entries and posts on Instagram and since her return home, has been editing this material into a book which inspired the new work for her solo exhibition.  

For her solo exhibition A Place to Return To, Daniella brings together photographs and writing from her walk, together with new drawings and paper forms, which collectively reflect upon the experience. 

An environment constructed from paper and drawings will be created in the gallery space, using a monochrome colour palette informed by the materials of the artist’s practice. A large collage chronicling the journey will be painted, pasted and drawn directly onto the walls, these processes making reference to the urban environment. Hand-drawn maps will be displayed in groups, not arranged according to traditional areas or counties, but to reflect the different phases of the artist’s walk. Daniella’s basecamp – her tent and personal belongings are to be reconstructed in paper and pitched atop a grid for a map drawn onto the gallery floor.  

Following the opening of the exhibition, the artist will be at the gallery once a week to add drawings to the giant map grid the gallery floor – informed by the editing of her book about her walk. 


Preview 

Thursday 25 July, 6-8pm 

Free, all welcome 

Artist’s Tour 

Saturday 21 September, 2pm 

Free, all welcome.

Join artist Daniella Turbin with curator Hannah Anderson for an informal walking tour of the exhibition. Stick stools can be made available.  

Family Workshop: Paper Washing Lines – with artist Daniella Turbin 

Saturday 28 September, 11am – 3pm 

Free, drop-in, all ages welcome  

Come along to contribute to our giant washing line of decorated paper clothes, construct a folded paper jacket, and make your own mini washing line of paper clothes to take home.