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Inspired by Landscape: Moor Views

Launching the third year of the Inspired by Landscape strand of the Watershed Landscape Project, 'Moor Views' opened at the Manor House Art Gallery and Museum, Castle Yard, Ilkley, on Saturday April 21st and ran until Sunday July 1st 2012. 

The 'Moor Views' exhibition brought together a really diverse range of artworks, historic objects, literature and contemporary pieces, to illustrate just what a hugely inspiring place the South Pennine uplands has been in the past, and continues to be for today’s creative artists and writers. The exhibition captured the unique feel of the South Pennines; its space, sky and atmosphere, and along with the Manor House Museum’s permanent displays, hopefully added to people’s understanding and appreciation of the area and inspired visitors to go out and explore this fascinating landscape on their doorstep.

The exhibition featured work by Joseph Pighills as well as David Rose, Herbert Royale, FW Sunderland, Joseph Clayton Bentley as well as Simon Warner, the artist in residence for the final year of the Watershed Landscape Project and pieces from each of our former artists and writers in residence. Also on display were photographs taken as part of a Watershed Landscape Project photography competition and the results of a number of family workshops, in which participants were asked to capture the essence of the seasons through the lens of their camera. 

Volunteer guides gave free tours of the exhibition at weekends to help visitors engage with the displays and develop their understanding of the history and heritage of the South Pennines and Ilkley Moor. Our family corner featured friendly sheep and an opportunity for children and adults alike to write or draw about how they’ve been inspired by the landscape.