Glasto gallery show

Myth mak­ing A col­lec­tive of mythic artists is set to hold an ex­hi­bi­tion in a suit­ably mys­te­ri­ous set­ting

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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.

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