Curated and Produced with Becky Nuttall as part of the 2019 English Riviera UNESCO Global Geopark Festival.
The exhibition also toured to the HeArTs Gallery at Torbay Hospital.
"The Moon is distant from the Sea –
And yet, with Amber Hands –
She leads Him – docile as a Boy –
Along appointed Sands –"
Celebrating Our Place
Torre Abbey stands along Torbay's appointed sands and within the Abbey's galleries are the beautiful cartoons of The Planets, including the goddess Luna, by Edward Burne Jones, a founder of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood.
In Torbay the pull of the moon controls the tides 'with amber hands' and forms our extraordinary UNESCO Geopark, sustaining our fishing and tourism industries - amongst our local businesses is Arundal Astronautics, bridging the distance between us and the stars.
The planets, or the Seven Heavens in medieval cosmology, inspire poets and artists. In this exhibition visual artists, poets and the community are invited to submit works, stories and contemplations on this theme to contribute to a collective response to our unique situation.