Event Preview: Rivers Remembered, Drill Hall art Gallery, Portland, December 1 2012Earlier this month, acclaimed photographer Jim Cooke held an exhibition of his nature-transfixed works at the beautiful Drill Hall in Dorset, showcasing 80 hand-printed photographs in an encapsulation of owners the Portland Sculpture and Quarry Trust’s science-art philosophies.
There’s a final chance to see them tomorrow night, when Cooke will join Dr Ken Coombe, an award-winning geomorphologist who has supported the Trust’s work, to discuss 20 years of watery observations on rivers from 125 million years ago.
Coombe’s ancestors were involved in the stone industry, and his theory is that three major rivers once existed around Portland. He’s made a three-dimensional model and series of drawings illustrating how the area was uprooted by a series of tectonic plate movements which ultimately made it a quarrying hotbed.
The studies themselves will be enhanced by a series of projected images, accompanied by music.
- Starts 7pm. Admission free. Visit www.learningstone.org to find out more.
© Ken Coombe