Born in Manchester living in the Pennines

My paintings and prints are about the landscape. They consider the narrative between humanity and the environment by recording the impact of industry in my area. I have become aware of these quarry scars in the landscape left from the Industrial Revolution.  These colourful, vibrant textured surfaces resonates with the land, evoking the deep geological memories ingrained in the rocks and hills of the Pennines.

For me, humanity is the starting point of art. Drawing in all its meanings is fundamental to my practice as it enables a conversation between the idea and myself through the medium of doing and making.

Moving interchangeably through drawing, painting, collage and sculpture, I explore the narrative between humanity and the natural environment. I have created a body of work demonstrating how returning to craft and physical making can inform our sense of place.


Recent Practice

2022/23 11 – February- 25 March LAND MARKS solo exhibition at Dean Clough Gallery, Halifax, West Yorkshire.

2022 November bOlder Group from Castlefield Gallery exhibition at AIR Gallery, Altrincham, Greater Manchester

2022 September, Residency at Body and Place at Owlpen Manor, Cotswolds.

2022 September LAND MARKS solo exhibition ar Gallery Oldham, Greater Manchester.

2022 July group exhibition at The Sculpture Lounge, Holmbridge, West Yorkshire.

2022 May-June LAND MARKS Solo exhibition at The Civic, Barnsley, South Yorkshire.

2021 October LAND MARKS Solo exhibition of new works at Globe Arts Centre, Slaithwaite, West Yorkshire.

2021 September Quarries series pilot exhibition collaborating with Emilie Taylor at Cupola Gallery, Sheffield.

2021 July Hidden Nature Pop Up Exhibition at Fronteer Gallery, Sheffield

2021 June Drawing Dialogue exhibition at Keighley Creative Gallery, Hanover Street, Keighley, West Yorkshire.2021 February Exhibition at Pyramid, Leeds. Sensory Call Out. On Line from 26 February

2020 November Curator Space Art Fair

2020 October /November Studio 209 are registered to be part of 20:20 Print Exchange run by Hot Bed Press, Salford.

2020 September-May 2021 selected to be part of the bOlder programme by Castlefield Gallery, Manchester.

2019 November-December selected at the inaugural Manchester Open exhibition hosted at Home Gallery
2019 October- November selected to Gallery Oldham for their permanent collection.
2019 June-September invited to have a solo exhibition at Studio Vault gallery in Settle, North Yorkshire.
2019 Outside In national exhibition Environments on screen at Piano Noble Gallery, Kings Place in London’s KingsCross. Outside In.http://Outside
2018 July ongoing, Saul Hay Gallery, Castlefield, Manchester. Gallery artist.

2018 March, The Mall Gallery, London. Annual exhibition of Royal Society of British Artists
2018 November-January 2019. Millgate Arts Centre, Saddleworth, Solo exhibition.
2018 October-January 2019 The Atkinson, Southport, Group Exhibition with WSA.
2018 March-December, Our eARTh, Friends of the Earth, Kunsthius Gallery, Crayke, North Yorkshire.

2017 March Residency at Paper Gallery, Manchester. Research into Landscape traditions in Chinese Art.
2017 selected for membership of the Wirral Society of Arts, The Williamson, Birkenhead,

2016 December Bargehouse, Oxo Tower, South Bank, London.

2016 December Dean Clough Art Fair, Halifax.
2015 September On the Edge Gallery Oldham, solo exhibition


Education and Qualifications:

2007 MPhil. University of Manchester, School of Arts and Humanities.
1985 MA University of Liverpool, School of Architecture


About Diana Terry

Di Terry Art


Works On Paper

Quarry Series


Gallery Oldham

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