In collaboration with Sheffield Hallam and Leeds University Far & Near was shown within the Neverends exhibition at Leeds University. This was an extended project from the Arts Council funded bid. With thanks to all who made this possible.
Far & Near at
Leeds University School of Design
Oct 24 to Nov 20 2017
A Call for memorial contributions
November 19-January 15 2017
To start Far & Near we invited you to share a memory or pay tribute to a loved-one which then became part of the project through visual art/music.
The contribution was collected, recorded and will continue to be exhibited as part of the ongoing project.
Saturday April 29 2017, 10am - 3pm
The Neverends commissioned artists were joined by a stellar line-up of speakers to discuss aspects of memory and place: Avrill Maddrell is the Associate Professor in Human Geography at the University of Reading who presented an illustrated talk on her work on memorial benches and wider vernacular memorials and their meaning; Rosemary Shirley and Verity Elson are co-curators of the exhibition Creating the Countryside installed at Compton Verney and Frances Presley is a poet for whom visual art has always played an important role in her writing and research.
The seminar was held in the Fred Smith Room, Grimsby Fishing heritage Centre, Grimsby, DN31 1UZ
April 1 2017 - June 2017
NeverEnds is a collaborative exhibition featuring work from the Far and Near Project as well as an exciting new project from Judith Tucker/Harriet Tarlo and David Ainley.
The exhibition also featured related work from the Arts Council Collection which incorporated work by Richard Long, Andy Goldsworthy, Martin Parr, Angust Fairhurst, Birgit Skiold, Jane Harris, Brian Alterio and Hamish Fulton. This proved to be a must see exhibition and a rare opportunity to see such a fine collection of art in one show.
Dressing of Memorial Bench
December 21, 2016
An adopted bench was dressed with memories contributed by the public and local artists was filmed as a short performance piece alongside Maria Garner who read some of her poetry which lent itself very well to the occasion.
Linda Ingham and David Power were invited to exhibit as part of the ASLE and LAND2 Conference and Exhibition 2017 in partnership with Sheffield Hallam and Leeds University of Design.
Far & Near was represented by Inghams talk on the 8th Sept.
Their collaborative work, Kinds of White (which arose from working on the Far & Near project) was subsequently shown at Bank Street Arts
Far & Near in the Open