About Diana Terry

Di Terry Art


Born in Manchester living in the Pennines

For me, human presence is the starting point of art.

Open My paintings and collographic prints are about the landscape. They consider the narrative between humanity and the environment by recording the impact of industry in my area. Recently in Lockdown I have become aware of these scars in the landscape left from the Industrial Revolution. Further research has connected this work with the aerial photography of the  massive  open cast mines in Australia and the Anthropocene Project. As a result my work is becoming more abstract and critically engaged moving away from a representational approach. These colourful, vibrant textured surfaces resonates with the land, evoking the deep geological memories ingrained in the rocks and hills of the Pennines.


Recent Practice:

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 https://www.thestateofthearts.co.uk/curatorspace-exhibition/

2020 October /November Studio 209 are registered to be part of 20:20 Print Exchange run by Hot Bed Press, Salford. https://www.hotbedpress.org/exhibitions/2020-print-exchange

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

2019 November-December selected and SOLD at the inaugural Manchester Open exhibition hosted at Home Gallery https://homemcr.org
2019 October- November selected and SOLD to Gallery Oldham for their collection. https://artuk.org/discover/artists/view_as/grid/search/keyword:diana-terry
2019 June-September invited to have a solo exhibition at Studio Vault gallery in Settle, North Yorkshire. http://www.studiovault.co.uk
2019 Outside In national exhibition Environments on screen at Piano Noble Gallery, Kings Place in London’s KingsCross. Outside In.http://Outside in.org.uk/exhibition/environments
2018 July ongoing, Saul Hay Gallery, Castlefield, Manchester. Gallery artist. https://www.saulhayfineart.co.uk
2018 July-August Twice as Nice; Tripytch, Diptych and Polytych; Mirabel Gallery, Manchester. https://www.psmirabel.co.uk
2018 March, The Mall Gallery, London. Annual exhibition of Royal Society of British Artists https://www.royalsocietyofbritishartists.org.uk
2018 November-January 2019. Millgate Arts Centre, Saddleworth, Solo exhibition. https://www.millgateartscentre.co.uk
2018 October-January 2019 The Atkinson, Southport, Group Exhibition with WSA. https://www.theatkinson.co.uk
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, http://www.wirralsocietyarts.org

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



Works On Paper

Quarry Series