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  1. Young Artist Workshop: The Lost Words

    Inspired, Danby

    I'm delighted to be leading these workshops in conjunction with The Lost Words exhibition for children age 7 years and over. Come be inspired by Jackie Morris's award-winning illustrations and Robert Macfarlane's evocative spell poems and work with natural resources, silk and gold leaf to create your own joyful nature art!

  2. Hidden Landscapes group exhibition
    Inspired by...Gallery, Danby, North York Moors

    Sandra Storey, Jane Carlisle Bellerby, Frances Payne and Fiona Mazza explore the relationships between objects, collections, landscape and memory, seen through diverse lenses and mediums. Hidden places of the North York Moors and of the mind underline connections between the natural world and emotional well-being.


    Hidden Landscape group exhibition at Inspired by Gallery, Danby 2018

  3. Earlier this Spring I received a commission from the Upper Nidderdale Landscape Partnership and Nidderdale Visual Arts, organisations concerned with cultural heritage conservation and arts access in the dale, to work with a group of KS2 children from Hampsthwaite CE Primary School. The project was inspired by Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris’s ‘The Lost Words’, a book written as a reaction to news that nature words are disappearing from children’s dictionaries to be replaced by words relating to technology and the virtual world. 

    The Lost Words of Nidderdale project involved taking the children to Fishpond Wood in Bewerley, encouraging them to pay attention to and make creative responses about the nature they came into contact there. Subsequent workshops resulted in the creation of silk & mixed media artwork and associated poems. Throughout the process we have been fortunate enough to have had responses from Robert Macfarlane via twitter, which he has been kind enough to allow me to include in a booklet I have put together for the project. 

    The Lost Words of Nidderdale exhibition is at number 6 studio gallery - preview Saturday 16th June 6:30-9pm, Sunday 17th 12-5pm, Monday 18th-Wednesday 19th 10-5pm. 7C792F4C-1EF6-4B67-8A43-48E34E4574AE