Mardon is known for her paintings of traditional landscapes using monochrome colours, but this exhibition shows an experimental side of the artist as she moves away from her usual style. Many of the oil paintings will illustrate Medway’s rich history and reflect on the area’s ongoing regeneration. Her canvases are bare in places, revealing visible pencil marks and brush strokes to show how a painting has developed over time – a fact that has helped inspire the name for this exhibition.
Visitors will also be able to watch a short film, capturing the process of Mardon’s work and how an image evolves from beginning to end.
Also on display at the exhibition will be ceramics by two other artists.
Imogen Noble will be presenting a selection of her crafted pots, rich in colour and inspired by natural patterns such as weathered stone and wood.
She will be joined by Raewyn Harrison, who will display her clay creations based on the themes of architecture, industry and tidal landscapes.
The artists’ work will be further complimented by historic objects loaned from the Rochester Guildhall Collection.