Caught by the River

Firestacks: Tide, Time and Gravity

28th January 2020

Artist Julie Brook journeys to the wildest and most remote landscapes on earth, creating work that is not only inspired by the land, but cut from it. For the Firestacks, her most recent series, created in the Hebrides, Brook assembles natural elements—water, stone and fire—to create a tidal work that expresses the vital tension between gravity and time, through the seasons.

As part of Kings Place’s Nature Unwrapped programme of events, Brook appears in conversation with Robert Macfarlane this week, where she will discuss her work and preview her films. Although the talk is long sold out, Brook is also debuting her new work in Pangolin’s group exhibition for Nature Unwrapped on the gallery level at Kings Place, on display until 30 April.

Watch clips from films by and about Julie Brook above and below, and explore Kings Place’s extensive Nature Unwrapped programme here.