Yorkshire – In All Its Glory
For the first time in nearly four years Heart Gallery is holding a photographic exhibition to celebrate our locality and soak up the peace and solitude of our valleys, crags and moorlands. Artists and writers have sought out the stunning beauty of Yorkshire for years. They have been inspired by unspoilt and breathtaking scenery and seduced by its landscape. This exhibition hopes to stir those emotions in our visitors and tempt them to buy a piece of Yorkshire to take home with them! Here is a sneaky peak at some of the prints that will be available from eight talented, local photographers: Take a tongue-in-cheek look into the future with a series of images from Jason Elliott of what life in Hebden Bridge and beyond may look like in 2032 after a few years of Climate Change.
Jefferson Hammond’s main interest in photography tends to be black and white landscape work and he loves to explore the juxtaposition between a landscape that is primarily derelict whist at the same time possessing a strong sense of charter and a scenic attraction that goes beyond the traditional notions of scenic beauty.
Nigel Hillier’s images in this exhibition are the results of many meanderings around the Hebden Bridge area. Nigel is a full time freelance photographer covering a wide range of photography including portrait, editorial, fashion and commercial, however the Hebden images are a self driven project undertaken on downtime from his day job or as an escape from his `lightroom`..ie. computer.
Sarah Mason is a wedding and portrait photographer based in Hebden Bridge but her love of photography started with taking pictures of her surroundings growing up in the Yorkshire Dales.
Steve Morgan was born in Yorkshire, studied at Leeds University and has worked in a lot of places – travelled a lot on Greenpeace ships photographing many of their most celebrated actions and campaigns. Recent work has taken Steve to Everest Base Camp for WWF International and more locally around the South Pennines photographing people in their working landscape for the Watershed Lives project.
Stuart Humphrey and Tony Wright (singer with Bradford based band Terrorvision) both live in Oldfield, Keighley and they got together to create this series of photographs of local points of interest. Something to do rather than watch television on a night, they would head out onto and over the local moors in search of places they wanted show to other people and entitled the set of pictures ‘Whilst You Were Sleeping’.
Tony Wright and Stuart Humphrey
Tony Wright and Stuart Humphrey
Hilly Fletcher is an artist/photographer living and working in Calderdale. She makes work using a variety of mediums – lens, print, paint, ink, charcoal and even food … depending on circumstance, brief or mood!
This exhibition has been 10 months in the planning and includes 8 very talented local photographers exhibiting in 1 beautiful gallery space.
Nationally, and internationally acclaimed local photographer Nigel Hillier has been involved with hundreds of advertising campaigns worldwide and shot many famous faces including Angelina Jolie, Pierce Brosnan, Gary Barlow and Peter Kay.
Steve Morgan lives in Hebden Bridge and is a nationally acclaimed photographer who has many years experience working with Greenpeace and WWF.
Jason Elliott is well known locally for his photographic project ‘500 faces of Hebden Bridge’ to celebrate 2010 being the year that the Packhorse Bridge in the centre of Hebden Bridge will be 500 years old. His Climate Change images certainly make Hebden Bridge look exotic whilst at the same time engaging, informing and raising people’s awareness of the issues.
Miniature dry-stone walls by local artist Tony Wright, lead singer of Bradford based band Terrorvision, are also available to buy alongside his breathtaking photographs taken with his friend Stuart Humphrey. They have called this collection for Heart Gallery ‘While You Were Sleeping’.
Jefferson Hammond has over twenty years experience of photographing the South Pennines landscape, predominantly in black and white.
Hilly Fletcher’s ‘Eating Disorder’ series of fine art photographs were first exhibited at Heart Gallery in 2007 where they were spotted and as a result taken to thestudio NW London. Hilly’s collection for YORKSHIRE – IN ALL ITS GLORY is sure to attract the same attention.
Sarah Mason has exhibited previously with Heart Gallery for our annual Wedding Show ‘I DO’ which launches on Valentine’s Day. For this exhibition Sarah is showcasing her landscapes as she is fascinated by how quickly a landscape can change after a sudden shower or with a subtle shift in the light.
YORKSHIRE - IN ALL ITS GLORY - INVITE TO THE LAUNCH
If you LOVE Yorkshire, LIKE photography and LIVE near enough to come to Hebden Bridge then we look forward to seeing you Sunday 20th June between 12pm and 5pm … see you there! xXx