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The Country Show

The Country Show

21 July - 25 August 2012
  • The Country Show
  • Above the Estuary
  • Bless Us All
  • Breaking the Silence
  • Fall to Earth
  • Goose Girls
  • Ms Mountjoy's School of Horticultural Excellence
  • On Top of the World
  • Summer is a Coming In
  • The Back of the Church
  • The Black Book
  • The Mechanics
  • The Mushroom Pickers
  • The Wool Thieves
  • The Cobbler's Daughter
  • The Farrier
  • The Forbidden Comb
  • The River's Edge
  • Up the Beach
  • Blue Stem Bowl
  • Blue Bowl
  • Candlestick
  • Charger with Tree
  • Egg Cups
  • Elvis
  • Lidded Jars
  • Pancheon
  • Pouring Bowl
  • Round Baking Dish with Hare
  • Sheeptree
  • Square Baking Dish
  • Tea Bowls
  • Tulip Bowl

In a return to the heart of the country Richard Adams visits the great outdoors and rustic village life. His passion for the British countryside oozes through each picture and with a definite Devon flavour pervading, he captures the splendour of Dartmoor and the Dart estuary.

Stunning as these places are, they are in truth the backdrop for the real subject of Adams’ images, life in the country. Inhabited by Adams’ diverse characters, it is a place where people join together to share a life and do so at a slower pace; like this it seems, there is time for joy to be found in leisure and in work alike. Tasting the sweetness of illicit honeycomb, scattering corn to the geese and even in the farrier’s toil there is time for pleasure and the space to let the wondrous into our lives.

Adams grew up in rural Wiltshire in the 1960’s and has made pictures all his life. Fascinated with rural history, the factual and folkloric, he absorbs images and experiences which he transforms through the filter of his imagination into fantastic pictures of life and love.