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 have allowed me to put some work in amongst their displays. I am using 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, is showing at The Wishbone Gallery, Main Street, Grassington.
The concept is that visitors should see both installations.
The theme of the project is 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 Exhibition is supported by the Grassington Festival 2018. The opening coincides with the start of the festival on 16th June from 2-5pm at both venues. The exhibition continues until 2nd September

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