02 May 2013

We’re excited to announce that Dormy House has commissioned contemporary artist Martin Newth to create a series of artworks for the newly-refurbished hotel. For the past few months, Martin has been working on a collection of site-specific photographs around the grounds of the 400-acre Farncombe Estate. Using an old-fashioned steel calumet camera, Martin employs traditional techniques – but visually the work is striking and contemporary. The images offer more than the mundane seasonal photograph and focus on the managed nature of this Cotswold estate. Guests will be invited to explore the artworks, question where they are taken and ask why they look a certain way.

Martin has exhibited extensively nationally and internationally and is currently Head of Fine Art at Chelsea College of Art. Later in the year we will also see a book on his photographs relating to the Farncombe Estate.