Holme: Landscapes of the Holme Valley – Artweek 2012

Holmfirth Art Week commences on the 1st of July and I’m proud to announce I will be hosting an exhibition of landscape photography in Carniceria as part of the fringe exhibition.

Holme: Landscapes of the Holme Valley

The collection is entitled Holme: Landscapes of the Holme Valley, and encompasses over 20 of my photographs featuring the local Pennine landscape in all its glory. All pieces are for sale, with sales during Art Week including a 20% donation to Macmillan Cancer Support

Preview afternoon

I shall be hosting a preview event on the afternoon of Saturday 30th June, from 3pm. During this event guests are invited to come along and browse the photographs, enjoy a drink of two in Carniceria, and I shall be on hand to discuss the work, my methods, and answer any questions. Please come along and Join me in Carniceria from 3pm.

About the exhibition

Holme: Landscapes of the Holme Valley is my little nod to the wondrous local landscape in which we live.

The Holme Valley begins where the small watercourses trickle off the moors, from Black Hill, Holme Moss and Snailsden Moss. Meandering downwards, they join larger tributaries and run into the deep cloughs that feed not only the river holme, but the reservoirs nestled in the folds of the valley sides. There is a lot of water here. It shapes and colours the landscape – not only the natural landscape but the industrial and man-made additions, built up over generations.

In our recent past it powered the mills and the textile industry that filled the valley and the villages. Sheep farming, weavers’ cottages, woollen mills, dye works – an entire industry powered by the landscape and the water that fell onto it. Nowadays the industry has all but died, but the landscape keeps its breathtaking beauty. Whether you live here all year round, or just visit for a weekend to follow the tourist trail into Holmfirth, it will be here to greet you. The bleakness of the moors, the ramshackle attempt at order made by the walls and fields, the chains of reservoirs flanked by meticulously dressed yorkshire stonework that hints at the wealth of the industry they were born out of, remote barns now crumbling back into the landscape they were built from. Cobbled lanes, winding villages and hamlets…

Carrying a camera through this area all year round gives me a chance to bring this ever changing landscape indoors, and enjoy the seasons next to each other. To see the differences and remember why i love them all. This exhibition wasn’t a project started by design, it was more of a realisation that i’d inadvertently collected the raw materials already – purely for my own gratification. This is the landscape as i see it, colours, shapes and details. and i hope you enjoy looking at the views as much as i enjoyed capturing them.

Sales information

If you are interested in purchasing any pieces, please contact me, or speak to the staff at carniceria. We would prefer pieces to remain in place for the duration of the exhibition, so any sales will me marked as sold and may be collected or delivered by arrangement after the 7th of July.

If you are interested in a piece that has already sold, please contact me – further prints are available to order.

All photographs are available across different formats – please get in touch if you would like a particular picture at a size not on display. Standard formats and prices are listed below. All prints are limited, numbered and signed.

Prices:

12″ x 8″ Photographic print (mounted)  - £35

12″ x 8″ Photographic print (mounted and framed) - £45

24″ x 16″ Stretched canvas print - £95

For the duration of Artweek, 20% of all sales will be donated to Macmillan Cancer Support

The Photographs

Below is a gallery of the photographs that make up the exhibition. If you would like to order any prints of these images, please contact me.

Pictures of the exhibition

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