Fields of Vision

Fields of Vision comprises a series of huge, grass-based, land art installations forming a trail through the stunning South Pennines landscape – the backdrop to Day II of the Yorkshire Grand Depart. Commissioned artists have created bold interpretations of the distinctive uplands to reveal the interactions between landscape and community.

Watch our video which explains how the project came to be, who has been involved in its creation and development, and hear from some of the artists!

Local groups, schools and the community at large have sown, cut and literally worn the designs into a series of fields in the South Pennines landscape over spring 2014. Installations include a specially commissioned poem, reproduced at landscape scale, to introduce the trail and a continuous line drawing brought to life by local cyclists. The artwork will be visible to the television viewer, local communities and to people exploring the Tour de France route.

Each site has a vantage point which will allow viewers to stop in safety to enjoy the installation and reflect on the artists’ work and the wider landscape setting.

Artists who understand the unique upland terrain of the South Pennines have been selected and are joined by emerging local talent and by Imran Queresh: Deutsche Bank’s Artist of the Year, 2103.

The project builds on an idea from the Worth Valley Young Farmers Club has been delivered by a bespoke partnership coordinated by Pennine Prospects and comprising local artistic producers, the arts festivals for Haworth, Hebden Bridge and Holmfirth, the Sports Turf Research Institute (STRI), Worth the Tour and many more.

For more information about Fields of Vision please explore our project website
Fields of Vision

Links to our Brochure and educational resources:
Fields of vision Brochure Cover (Size: 800kb)
Fields of vision Brochure Inner (Size: 1.9Mb)
Education Resources, Fields of vision (Size: 1.5Mb)

Fields of Vision was created for Yorkshire Festival 2014 with support from the Arts Council, England, Yorkshire Water, Welcome to Yorkshire and Yorkshire Local Authorities.

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