Artist inspired by Greatmoor EfW holds exhibition at plant’s visitor centre
Buckinghamshire’s Greatmoor energy from waste plant is well known for welcoming visitors, with tours of the facility showing how the plant operates and its part in making Buckinghamshire’s waste disposal process as efficient and environmentally-friendly as possible. And now, for Bucks Arts Weeks 2018, there’s an added attraction – an exhibition of the striking paintings of Oxfordshire artist Sarah Moncrieff featuring interior and exterior studies of the Greatmoor plant.
Sarah Moncrieff’s art focuses on urban and industrial subjects, challenging attitudes to industrial architecture and the hidden engineering infrastructure that supports our daily lives – which was why she was drawn to Greatmoor: “Greatmoor is an impressive yet hidden part of Buckinghamshire’s landscape”, she explained. “The facility combines a strong architectural presence with a commitment to community and environmental benefits. Painting Greatmoor has given me the chance to present this facility in a previously unseen light and to celebrate its endeavours.”
Bill Chapple OBE, Buckinghamshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Planning & Environment, said: “Sarah Moncrieff’s remarkable pictures let us see Greatmoor in a new way, showing how the infrastructure that makes modern life possible has cultural as well as practical importance.”
Gillian Sinclair, Head of Development of the UK Energy Division for FCC, who operate the Greatmoor plant on behalf of the County Council, added: “I am really excited to have Sarah’s wonderful paintings on show here at Greatmoor. Her work brings industrial facilities like Greatmoor to a new audience in an imaginative and original way.”
The exhibition will be open to the public over eight days this June for Bucks Art Weeks 2018. To enable visitors to experience the building that inspired the paintings there will be a guided tour each day at 2.00pm. Full details are on the Greatmoor website – www.greatmoor.co.uk/bucks-art-weeks