Glasto gallery show
Myth making A collective of mythic artists is set to hold an exhibition in a suitably mysterious setting
Ten mythic artists irritated by the lack of opportunities to exhibit their work have joined forces for a pop-up exhibition in the historic English town of Glastonbury.
The Exhibition of Mythic Arts & Crafts – Tales from the Dark Forest will showcase work from artists and artisan craftspeople, pieces honouring the British landscape, its folklore and its mythology. “We’re a cooperative,” says Marc Potts, one of the 10 artists involved, “totally frustrated at the lack of gallery space in this country for the mythic and fantasy genre. So we set up a 'fluid' exhibiting group creating pop-up exhibitions that will eventually travel around the UK each year.”
The artists involved cover a wide variety of disciplines – from oils, acrylics and watercolours, to pewter work, digital art and even anthropomorphic taxidermy. Last year was the group’s successful inaugural show and Marc reports that attendees loved the chance to see fantasy art “in the flesh” and to buy a piece to take home for themselves. “People have very few opportunities to view this kind of work anywhere but online,” he says. ”Many had never even come across the genre before. As you can imagine, we feel passionate about our genre, so it’s really fulfilling to hear the compliments and talk to a new audience.”
The Exhibition of Mythic Arts & Crafts runs 12-13 October at Glastonbury Assembly Rooms, Glastonbury. To see more from Mark Potts visit
‘Isis Fallen’, an acrylic piece by Marc Potts featured at the Glasto pop-up exhibition. ‘Queen of the May’, a clay and mixed media sculpture by Kelly Potts Martinez. ‘Cinderella’, a graphite piece by Alexandra Dawe and another example of the exhibition’s variety. ‘Eron’, a purely digital work by exhibiting artist Chris Down.