Shedding light on a world of caves

Caver Study 7 by artist Ceris Jones.
Caver Study 7 by artist Ceris Jones.

INTERNATIONAL Society of Spelaeological Artists return to Buxton Museum and Art Gallery this month with a exhibition of cave-inspired work.

Their latest exhibition, called Lost to Light, opens at the Derbyshire County Council-run Terrace Road gallery on Saturday August 20, with a preview at 2pm.

The society consists of artists who are bound together by a passion for the dark world of caves and for the remarkable group of men and women who explore them. Their working methods and choice of materials vary greatly and provide an exhibition of diverse imagery.

Based around the UK and abroad, some of the artists concentrate on the characters and the act of caving itself, others are more interested in the beauty and visual uniqueness of the caves, but you will find few references to show caves in their work. They aim to express their responses to wild caves in all their terrifying splendour. The exhibition runs until Saturday October 29.

Members of ISSA will be available to talk to visitors on Saturday August 27, 2pm-4pm, and Saturday September 17, 2pm-4pm.