‘Old Sarum, A Sense of Place’ is a new free art exhibition soon to be on display in Salisbury.
Martin Memory is showcasing his latest collection of landscape paintings on Sunday 13th and Monday 14th of December.
Old Sarum is a site of some historic significance, locally and nationally. Originally a prehistoric settlement it later became a Stone Age fortification and a Roman settlement. It’s the home to Salisbury‘s first Cathedral and a royal palace to King Henry 1.
Today, for me it is a place for walks, ice cream, and somewhere to take visitors. I might describe it as a place of these things, it is how I identify with that location or site.
Thousands of individuals over the centuries would have had a very different sense and understanding of ‘place’ for this site. From a purely historical perspective very little is known about the early occupation of Old Sarum. One can only sit quietly on the high ridges overlooking the surrounding landscape or sit nestled amongst the overgrown earth ditches and seek some engagement. How to capture some sense of history; a place of safety, mystery, belief, home, and community. Ultimately a place of and for change, a symbol of ’nothing is forever’. This then is the challenge to attempt with tools not worthy of the cause.
You can book tickets for the free event on the Memory Fine Art Website – https://memoryfineart.co.uk/blogs/news/old-sarum-a-sense-of-place-a-new-exhibition-by-martin-memory