Inspired by Landscape

22 June - 24 August 2013
Bradford 1 Gallery

‘Inspired by Landscape’ will showcase the work of three visual artists and three writers: Sally Barker, Char March, Andrew McMillan, Angie Rogers, Anna Turner and Simon Warner.  On display will be thoughtful and sensitive work in a range of media including film, photography, sculpture, print, drawing, stories and poetry inspired by the South Pennine uplands.  Since 2010, the Watershed Landscape Project has hosted a series of residencies whose artistic responses celebrate a long tradition that the area has as a rich source of inspiration for artists and writers.


Inspired by Landscape: Events & Activity Programme

Events take place at Bradford 1, Centenary Square, Bradford BD1 1SD.
All the events are free of charge, but some require advance booking. Please book by telephoning or emailing Bradford 1 Gallery.
T: 01274 437800

Saturday 22 June, 2 – 4 pm: Exhibition Opening

Thursday 27 June, 11am – 3pm: Closed Workshop

Friday 28 June, 1 – 2pm: Artist’s Talk, free drop-in

Join Sally Barker as she discusses her approach to making unique, experimental sculptural objects in conjunction with photographic work, with curator of the exhibition Lara Goodband.

Saturday 29 June, 1 – 4pm: Artist-led Family Workshop, free drop-in 

Join exhibiting artist Sally Barker for a hands-on, messy sculpture workshop.

Tuesday 2 July, 2 – 3.30pm: Closed Readers’ Group

‘Legging It’: The interaction between the landscape and the people who live within it is fundamental to people’s lives, and can change both irrevocably. Anna Turner meets with readers from Shelf and Northowram Reading Groups to discuss how these stories arose from the South Pennine landscape.

Wednesday 3 July, 12 noon – 1pm: Artist’s Talk & Poetry Reading, free drop-in

Come and hear Char March’s tales of striding across the moors looking for inspiration, of the amazing people she met out on the moors, and of the groups she worked with. She’s a great stand-up comic/poet – you will never have been to a ‘poetry reading’ like this!

Friday 5 July, 2 – 4pm: Artist-led Workshop for adults, free booking essential (12 participants)

A fun and fast-paced creative writing workshop with award-winning writer Char March.  You’ll have the opportunity to write about the physical watershed on the moors but also about watersheds in your own life. Suitable for beginners and published writers. Please bring enthusiasm with your pen and paper.

Saturday 13 July, 1 - 4pm: Artist-led Family Workshop, free drop-in

‘Photography without Cameras’: Working with filmmaker and photographer Simon Warner create beautiful pictures using traditional processes.

Tuesday 16 July, 2 – 5pm: Writing Workshop for Adults, free booking essential (12 participants)

‘Inspired by Bradford’: Take a short walk through the city centre with Anna Turner and open your senses to the stories around and within you.  We will then use this material in a short story writing workshop. Bring a notebook and pen.

Saturday 27 July, 1 – 4pm: Artist-led Family Workshop, free drop-in

Join poet Andrew McMillan to add to a group poem all about Bradford using fun word games and exercises.  Add your little bit to this huge poem - you can stay for as short or as long as you want.

Wednesday 31 July, 1- 2pm: Artist’s Talk, free drop-in

‘Ways to the Stone House’: Join artist Simon Warner as he describes Haworth Moor in poetry and photographs.

Tuesday 20 August, 12 – 4.30pm: Closed workshop for Bradford Ambassadors

A day of poetry and writing with poet Andrew Macmillan which explores landscapes, real and imaginary, local and international. Come with a pen and your imagination.


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