Studio Visit from Emily Knight

Emily and her artist mother, Margaret Uttley came to visit my studio in Woodend Mill in March. They saw my work in Summer 2018 and wanted to offer me the chance to have a solo exhibition at their gallery in Settle. They were mostly interested in my recent work relating to the ecology of the local moors. This work is ongoing as I spend more time examining and recording the work being done to...

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Too Close to Home

In July 2018 and February 2019 the moors above Saddleworth and Mossley became the scene of extensive wildfires reported nationally. I was horrified but mesmerised by the images on the media and the sights above my neighbours houses. Some had to be evacuated and other suffered chocking smoke for days. It highlights the vulnerability of people’s closeness to the fires and the immediate effects of...

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Solo Shows

The stress of staging a solo exhibition wherever the venue is only balanced by the rewards of seeing your work displayed as you want it. If the venue is somewhere as nice as the tiny theatre in the Millgate Arts Centre in Delph it’s even better. Thank you to everyone involved in the production of Pitman Painters. http://www.millgateartscentre.co.uk I’m looking forwards to seeing many of...

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Exciting Times

So many things are developing at the moment. I’ve been asked to go to Wentworth on Saturday to participate in a day of well….art. I’m going to draw. https://www.rotherhamroar.co.uk To be an artist/researcher at Wellcome Trust, London. https://www.wellcome.ac.uk To have two solo shows in Saddleworth. https://www.millgateartscentre.com To collaborate with a local...

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Printing

Recently acquired a printing press so an exciting experimental phase of work has begun.

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