Saltaire Inspired 2016

I started out as a photographer many years ago. I spent a lot of time on the Yorkshire coast, especially around Whitby and up toward Middlesbrough. I am drawn toward the areas of coast that have industry and love the steelworks and mining towns. People tend to get nostalgic about the fishing industry and tend to regard heavy industry and mining as a blight. These industries however have also come full circle and are now also subjects of nostalgia. Where the quaint meets the brutal is where you will find me. Old fishing boats with a back drop of industry, redundant works against massive expanses of sky and sea. I always had a desire to paint and have transferred my attentions from photography more toward it. I will be showing mainly paintings but also some photographs.

judith watson

With a strong interest in cultural crossovers, both historical and modern, coupled with a love of photography and travel, inspiration often comes from visual encounters, snippets of history and the momentous explorations of others.

Within my work, I enjoy juxtaposing seemingly opposing or disconnected elements to create new synergies and exploring the opportunity to give traditional practices a modern framework as a means to ensuring their continued relevance. A subtle injection of humour also helps to facilitate dialogue with some of my pieces.

pippa hamilton

My art work focuses upon interpreting the textures and patterns seen in the natural and man made landscape. Photography and drawings are used to record elements of the selected surroundings. My response to the environment is interpreted using collage techniques with textural detail created through the selection of mixed media and enhanced stitch work.Through the use of colour and materials I hope to capture the mood and emotion which the scene evokes and the impact of the elements upon the forms and structures observed.

stewart wall

In late 2014 I decided I would like to organise a collaborative photobook project as an exercise in tight editorial deadlines and comparing how different creative photographic artists would approach the same subject.

Five decades earlier in 1961 the Le Corbusier influenced Park Hill Flats, known as the Streets in The Sky were opened. 3,000 people moved into the 1,000 flats that overlooked the City of Sheffield. The architect Le Corbusier famously never actually designed any buildings in the UK but his influence of leaving the concrete exposed to the elements, known as Bruitalist Architecture can be seen in many areas. Leaving the concrete exposed to the elements of the UK climate takes its toll though and many buildings have fallen into disrepair including Park Hill.

In the 90s though Park Hill became listed and now a company called Urban Splash are redeveloping it. The photobook project included myself and 11 other Royal Photographic Society photographers from all over the country. We all met up at the flats on the same day, 25 February 2015 and photographed the flats in our own way.

jenny zigzag

Mrs Poole lived in my house a hundred years ago. Old legal documents state merely that the house was in the occupancy of Mrs Poole or formerly in the occupancy of Mrs Poole and now unoccupied. There is no first name, no husband, no family and no occupation. She moved numerous times but most of her homes, and even the streets, have long since gone; landscaped into places she would never recognise. She lived in a growing, thriving town. Where she saw rapidly developing industry.

I see the remnants and reminders of our industrial heritage. Vestiges of ironwork left in stone suggest what once existed; whilst the meaning of mysterious marks carved on kerb stones has been forgotten. My work investigates memory, loss, the marks we make and the things we leave behind. I am curious about the traces, deliberate and unintentional, left by people gone by. They may have passed by yesterday or perhaps two hundred years ago. Layering and combining a variety of materials, processes and images allows me a freedom of expression and meaning that transcends what I could do with one medium alone.

caroline hudson

I am fascinated with texture and colour, its everywhere and I see it in everything, an essential element in my life and therefore in my work.

I love the sea, the way the shore blends into the sea and the sea blends into the sky. How it changes from season to season and throughout the day, even from one minute to the next. I love the detail of the coast, looking into rockpools and using seaweed in the clay means I can smell the sea as I work at my studio/gallery in Richmond North Yorkshire.

The area I live in is important to me, the landscape, the ancient history, the moorland, the river, woodland, old buildings and Abbeys. Yorkshire is a very beautiful and diverse county. Trips to Cornwall and Northumberland have also fed my inspiration, as has the Moorish influence on Southern Spain, which stayed with me after I visited Seville and Granada a number of years ago.

Whether working in clay or with paint, I basically apply the same principal of building up layers and textures to create surface interest.

I have been working in traditional and digital photography for over 20 years and alongside my work as an artist I bring a unique eye to the lens.

I work with both digital and darkroom photography, believing that both mediums can work alongside and even compliment each other. Polaroid photography is also a passion. Like Art, these pieces are unique- having no negative or repeatable quality.

paul boulton

Having trained as an artist, I always consider both the lighting and composition to my pictures and I hope my work reflects this love of the vibrancy that colour can bring. I work in both colour and black & white, with both mediums offering alternative personalities to the image in front of the lens.

latz art

Geoff Latz, born in 1959, is an artist based in Bradford, UK. He specialises in using scrap materials to create intricate pieces, often reflective of historic artifacts.

His passion for history and the great minds of the past are evident in his works, from his take on Leonardo da Vinci's "Vitruvian man", to his piece entitled "Anne Galleon" - A large ship inspired by those found in Spain's 16th century fleet.

Geoff also creates artworks that have both philosophical and political overtones. With his unconventional methodology and the use of recycled materials, Geoff manages to create some truly inspiring pieces from what would otherwise go to waste.

racheal bamford

Racheal Bamford lives in Otley with her husband and house rabbits. During the day she works as an architectural technician, and up until the autumn of 2015 trained as an elite athlete in the morning and evening. Art and drawing were something she did to occupy the hours in between.

As an architecture degree would suggest Racheal’s work is often quite exacting, but this is lifted by an underlying current of humour which is often the foundation idea behind a drawing. The Tortoise and the Hare fable becomes a race to Yorkshire, Harewood becomes ‘Hare Wood’, the fun alliterative ‘Birds love Bikes’ became ‘Team Sky’ (featuring Chris Frooming Bird, G-Wren Thomas, Nicholas OstRoche etc) and so on... all the way to a lone duck, worm in mouth, standing on Ilkley Moor with the ground below shown to contain a hatless skeleton and a worm hole, ‘Ilkla Moor Baht’at’. An architects Rotring pen finishes almost all of Racheal’s art often layered with watercolours or hand print techniques.

john burk

I mainly work in stone. It's one of the most fundamental materials known to man. There is something about this medium that I find warms the soul and its look and feel never ceases to amaze me. Cutting stone is also one of the most meditative things I do. There is a deep rhythm when you carve. The physical repetitive nature of this work calms my mind and frees my imagination. It is a process that encourages contemplation.

olivier leger

This planet is wonderful, and so is the wildlife that lives with it. My drawings are ecological imaginations of fantastic animals, their physiology and ecosystem inter-connections. They are fabricated using fine line pens to achieve intense levels of details and to create a vast degree of visual discovery.

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