This is my first printmaking installation and exhibition since getting my lovely press!

I prefer to exhibit in places where a lot of people visit, rather than galleries.The Upper Wharfedale Folk Museum in Grassington allowed me to put some work in amongst their displays. I am used those spaces to show background research, some framed work, books and an audio visual presentation.
At the same time the majority of work for sale, with books and cards, was showing at The Wishbone Gallery, Main Street, Grassington.
The concept was that visitors should see both installations.
The theme of the project was the landscape of the Grassington area viewed from above. Aerial views of the fields show remarkable field systems and the evidence of dwellings stretching back over 5,000 years. I have recently become more interested in archaeology and have included references to historic structures, mapping techniques, land ownership and the way that humans have exploited the landscape.
The palimpsest of the landscape is a strong influence on the work. It is remarkable how many times earlier features have been overwritten, stone reused and villages re-sited in new areas.
Quarrying is a strong feature of the moor above Grassington, especially lead mining, which has left its spoil on the land. The idea of a man made geology, the Anthropocene, appears correct.
The Exhibition was supported by the Grassington Festival 2018. The opening coincided with the start of the festival on 16th June. The exhibition continued until 2nd September 2018

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 In the Museum, Grassington   In the Museum, Grassington 
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 The printing process   The printing process 
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