I'm very excited to announce that my work has been selected for the Ones to Watch Exhibition at Sunny Bank Mills Gallery in Farsley, Leeds. The gallery is brilliantly situated half way between Leeds and Bradford and a short drive away from Saltaire and the spectacular Salts Mill.
Ones to Watch is an annual exhibition for creative students and 2019 graduates currently studying in or from Yorkshire. The gallery is a wonderful airy space and I'm looking forward to seeing how my various pieces of work, all focusing on light, shadow and folded surfaces present.
The exhibition will take place from the 21st March – 17th May 2020.
'We find beauty not in the thing itself but in the patterns of shadows, the light and the darkness that one thing against another creates... Were it not for shadows, there would be no beauty.'
Junichiro Tanizaki, 1933
It's like emerging from a long tunnel, you've been in it so long you've forgotten how the world felt warmer, happier, more positive, more alive until you suddenly emerge, blinking into the light, spirits lifted, ready for a brave new world. The future is bright.
I joined the committee of York Open Studios as Events Manager in the summer and am enjoying working with the fantastic and dynamic people on the committee. Much of this week was spent tapping on the computer, firming up display plans for the York Open Studios Taster Event in April.
But I did get time to visit the Village Gallery to see my work which had just gone up, and have a chat with Simon, the gallery owner. I was really pleased to see these pieces in the window, the side-lighting highlighting the shadows hiding in the porcelain.
Please go and have a look, in addition to my work there are some great local artists work in a range of mediums.
Village Gallery is in the city centre, opposite Barnitts on Colliergate, York.