Events for Thursday 12th of October 2017
East Riding Artists
East Riding Artists warmly invite you to this exhibition. Our theme of ‘Mixed Messages’ has been carefully chosen to allow us to show off our talents in widely various and imaginative ways. The works show a wide range of media and subject, which we hope will delight and inspire you.
Over the past eighteen months I have spent many days walking in the
Yorkshire Wolds trying to connect the idea of an inner landscape with
the reality of outer ones.
The images produced for this project overlay layers of text, which relate to thoughts, ideas and observations made during this time, over black and white images of the distinctive Wolds landscapes .
The Text layers in the images are key and function on several levels, often the words used to describe aspects of a landscape can also be use to describe feelings or mental states, isolated, harrowing, edgy, inacessible, whilst our obsession with the weather is dominant in all the images, set fair, clearing rain, overcast. The limits of a photograph are tested, as events happening outside of the frame, and indeed the time frame of the image are referred to , white noise falls soundlessly, kites soar out of view, a smell of rain in the ears… the structure of the composition and indeed the media is explored, distance flattened, a Wet Colloidan glow, extreme cropping. Whilst the issues of our stewardship of the countryside and access to it, are integral, hedgehogs still missing, a pattern of refusal, agitation necessary.
The unique Wolds landscape has not been immune to the effects suffered across the county as a whole due to intensive farming methods, increased pollution and population growth. There has been a consequent drastic decrease in the numbers of some species of birds, animals and butterflies which were previously common sights in the Wolds grasslands. Between 1972 and 1996 Skylarks have declined by 75%, Curlews by 64%, many previously common species of butterflies such as the Dingy Skipper and Brown Argus and Green Hairstreak are now extremely rare and seldom seen in the Wolds. The water vole population in the Wolds has dropped by 90% percent due to the intrusion of American Mink.
There are twenty pieces of work in the project, they are printed as limited edition prints, size 66cm x 44cm, on Aluminium Dibond material.
James Yorkston / Kris Drever (lau) / Withered Hand
Three outstanding singer-songwriters, onstage together throughout, sharing songs and stories.
James Yorkston, named as the “Finest songwriter of his generation” by the great John Peel, James has led a varied and critically-acclaimed career: an original member of The Fence Collective, a highly-praised author, a member of genre-defying Yorkston Thorne Khan and sometime folk-club organiser. “One of the most influential singer/songwriters on the Scottish folk scene” – The Scotsman.
Scottish songwriter Kris Drever celebrated a decade of critical and commercial success by winning both BBC Radio 2 Folk Singer of The Year 2017 and Best Original Track 2017. "Completely infectious" - BBC Music *****. "Utterly stunning" - fRoots. Kris is a member of the celebrated British folk trio Lau.
Withered Hand – aka Dan Wilson. His two albums, ‘Good News’ and ‘New Gods’, have garnered accolades and been praised for their depth and startling honesty. A Rolling Stone ‘Artist to Watch’. "Endlessly lovable" - NME. “Enlightening, wry and devastating but most of all, it's life-affirming” - The Quietus.