Trinity School is currently exhibiting a collection of vibrant ceramic sculptures and playful three dimensional art offering and insight into the politics of the Tudors and Stuarts. Martha Macdonald’s ceramic, plaster and wooden sculptures offer a contemporary view on the life of Mary, Queen of Scots, the Raging Lords who denounced her and her relationship with Elizabeth I.
The Mary versus Elizabeth pieces builds on Macdonald’s Weather Creeps series, on which she started work in 2007. The Creep series features small creatures obsessed with the weather and the project began an aesthetic in ceramic which is both beautiful and disturbing. Work in the Creep series includes ceramic Mexican Wrestler Heads, the magnificent Grande Opera Creeps, Whippet and Hare tales and other curious beasties.
The exhibition is open to the public at weekends (12-3pm) until 15 March. It will move later in the year to the Cello Factory Gallery in London.