‘Inspired by Landscape’ exhibition opens June 22nd

Posted: 17.06.13

Inspired by Landscape

The Studio, Bradford 1 Gallery, Centenary Square, Bradford, BD1 1SD

Saturday, June 22 to Saturday, August 24

Poetry, film, photography, sculpture, painting and story-telling have been just some of the methods used by the six Watershed Landscape project artists and writers in residence, Anna Turner, Angie Rogers, Sally Barker, Char March, Andrew McMillan and Simon Warner, to explore the essence of the South Pennines as part of the Watershed Landscape project, managed by Pennine Prospects.

And now to complete their work on the Inspired by Landscape project they will come together in a summer long exhibition at Bradford 1 Studio, in Centenary Square, Bradford, to deliver a series of talks and workshops in which they share their insights and experiences. All events and activities in the programme, which opens on Saturday, June 22 and closes on Saturday, August 24, are free of charge. The programme is being organised in collaboration with Bradford Museums and Galleries.

“This diverse events programme of artists’ talks and family workshops will be led by the exhibiting artists and writers themselves,” Lara Goodband, the exhibition curator, explained. “It is a great opportunity to hear about and see their creative processes. I have curated the programme to enable as many people of different ages and interests to access the artwork and exhibition in new and exciting ways.”

Among the many highlights throughout the summer Sally Barker will discuss her approach to making unique experimental sculptural objects in conjunction with photographic work on Friday, June 28, and she will also invite everyone to join her for a hands-on, messy sculpture family workshop on Saturday, June 29.

Char March will be giving a talk and poetry reading on Wednesday, July 3, during which she will share her tales of striding across the moors in search of inspiration and on Friday, July 5, she will lead a fun and fast-paced creative writing workshop for adults.

For everyone wishing to create beautiful pictures using traditional processes Simon Warner will lead a family workshop on Saturday, July 13, and he will describe Haworth Moor in poetry and photographs on Wednesday, July 31, during his talk entitled Ways to the Stone House.

Poet Andrew McMillan will use fun word games and exercises in his family workshop on Saturday, July 27, and Anna Turner will invite a small group to take a short walk around the centre of Bradford on Tuesday, July 16, and will then lead a writing workshop to use the material gathered. And Angie Rogers will lead a workshop with her Outdoor Arts Group.

All the workshops, talks and readings are free but some require booking. For further information visit the Watershed Landscape project website and to book places contact the gallery at bradford1gallery@bardford.gov.uk or telephone on 01274 437800.

Funding for the Watershed Landscape project is provided by the Heritage Lottery Fund, and the South Pennines LEADER programme (the Rural Development Programme for England), which is jointly funded by Defra and the European Union, and managed by Pennine Prospects.

Yorkshire Water United Utilities Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council National Farmers Union
South Pennines Association Lancashire County Council Pennine Heritage Kirklees Council Calderdale Council
Bradford District Council Northern Rail Natural England Environment Agency The National Trust