Angie Rogers and Char March on moors

Inspired by Landscape: II launches at Cliffe Castle Museum, Keighley

This exhibition celebrated the work of the Watershed Landscape Year 2 artists in residence, Angie Rogers and Char March, and was the first opportunity to see a new body of work created by each artist since beginning their residencies in April 2011. Angie Rogers, visual artist and printmaker, has been inspired by the moorland environment at a macro and micro level, in particular her work reflects her fascination with the architecture associated with water catchment in the uplands. Writer Char March has been inspired by the two universes on the moor – the huge vistas, and the tiny mosses – and by watersheds in people’s lives.

The exhibition also included footage and images of some of the many exciting, engaging and creative activities that the artists have encouraged new audiences to try as well as the work of local groups who have been exploring the South Pennine upland landscape, sometimes for the first time, with the artists.

A series of artist-led workshops during the exhibition enabled families and audiences to explore the work on show and join in with hands-on activities such as creating mini concertina books with Angie, developing personal poetry inspired by the uplands, and opportunities to hear Char’s lively performances of her poetry all about our local moors.