E.M. Lafuente – Landscapes of the Mind
4 July - 28 August
Elisa paintings are inspired by the landscapes of northern England, while mixing Mediterranean colours of her background. To paint is her inner need to look for balance and harmony both within her and in the picture. She allows this process to continually develop, letting the painting talk to her, listening and trying not to interfere too much while searching for the point that is just in balance between the painting and herself. When this happens, it is a delight that both fills and empties space at the same time.
Ann C. Haslam - Beyond 4 Walls
17 July - 9 September
Ann is developing new concepts using natural and manufactured materials to explore and express her ideas. In these latest pieces, she expands colour relationships and the qualities of light absorption and reflection in order to stimulate surface movement. Her approach utilises and manipulates the assemblage of an extensive range of threads though a highly labour-intensive process in which, in most cases, a work takes several months to reach completion.
Photographers of the North West
30 August - 14 October
This collaborative exhibition will be showing work from 5 north west photographers with a range of subjects and styles.
Bill is a very keen amateur photographer although He has had a stall at Sedbergh Artisan Market for several years where he sells a few local pictures. He has lived in Sedbergh for the past forty years and love the local landscape from where he gets most of his inspiration. He takes photographs of anything from anywhere but most of them seem to have The Howgills, The Settle Carlisle Railway or Killington Lake in them. He has been taking photograph's as long as he can remember though it did not get really-serious until he retired ten years ago.
Dylan is originally from the Midlands, moving to Cumbria in 2001, partly for a career move and partly for the stunning landscapes. Now living in Sedbergh, he produces portraits and wedding shoots for others, but still shoots landscapes for himself and sharing via Sedbergh in pictures. You will find his images contain water, reflections and the light from the extreme ends of the day on a regular basis.
Matt is originally from Saddleworth and developed his first pictures at 12 years old. After a digression with engineering he became a professional photographer 20 years ago. He still puts his engineering skills to good use by doing his own framing using reclaimed wood e.g oak floorboards. The core of his work in the past has been commissioned documentary photography and video. Nowadays he is concentrating on his own art photography. His beautifully composed and painterly photographs are much admired.
Peter Wiseman is a keen and talented Camera user and has many years’ experience in creative photography employing a variety of media and using his images to complement his creative writing.
He describes himself as a photographic artist, with his camera as a means of gathering images for artistic use, rather than a photographer using a camera just to record what is in front of the lens.
He views the world differently through his camera lens, with an eye for material inspired by a thought which can be manipulated to create images that convey an idea in a striking and thought-provoking way.
Having gained her Photography Degree at Blackpool and Fylde College in 1994, Susannah initially worked as an assistant to a Manchester Fashion Photographer from which she gained valuable experience in the commercial world of Photography. She chose to set up her own business with the help of The Prince's Trust, in 1996 and has produced a wide variety of work, mostly people orientated, including Weddings, Commercial, Model Portfolios and Portraiture. She relocated with her family to Cumbria over eight years ago and with all the stunning scenery surrounding her was inspired to develop her creative Art Photography, including digital retouching/manipulation of images of landscapes. She often produces images which are her unique interpretation and vision of reality. She aims to evoke an emotion from her imagery.
Hideyuki Sobue - Sanpo
11 September - 4 November
The Japanese term “sanpo” means walk, stroll, ramble, and wander. It is not a walk for the walk’s sake, but for the sake of spiritual health, as it were, meditative act in our daily life. In his wander Wordsworth immortalized the experience of an encounter with a daffodil field in his poem “I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud”. The lover of nature, Beethoven made a point of taking a walk in the woods every day for his musical inspiration. It is during “sanpo” that Sobue often encounters stunning scenes in light and shade, finds beautiful objects he never noticed before, and has some flash of inspiration for creativity. For this exhibition, Sobue explores the essence of his personal experience in “sanpo” by assembling the fragment of images of which he was inspired, through which he pondered the existential meaning along the lines of art history. The exhibition consists of the new body of work alongside some of previous artworks he produced appropriate to the theme. This is a series of his visual monologue that Sobue has explored in his artistic everyday life ever since he settled in the Lake District.
From Fell to Fabulous- Woolclip
17 October – 25 November
Woolclip are a collective of spinners, dyers, rug makers, knitters, crocheters, weavers and felt makers, as well as designers and farmers. They work as a co-operative, enabling them to run their shop as a social enterprise.
From Fell to Fabulous is described as "A journey with wool as the common thread: from humble origins on the fells, incorporating skill, innovation and flair, all the way to the fabulous."
Colour Notes - Studio 21
27 November – 6 January
‘‘Colour Notes” is an exploration of how each Studio 21 artist expresses and interprets their own response to colour through narratives and memories.
Deliberately open-ended, this theme inspired searching and thought-provoking responses. Each artist individually explored and challenged their personal use of colour. Theory books were relegated to the background, ensuring that each piece was worked reflexively and intuitively.
Instead of a riot of colour, the exhibition comprises a broad range of hues and tones in a varied imagery of space, light and shadow. All of the pieces represent searching and thought-provoking responses to the effect of colour on each artist's life and practice.
Exhibiting at Farfield
We welcome submissions from artists (individuals or groups) for Dover Gallery, Howgill Gallery and our smaller 2K Gallery. Our aim is to offer a stimulating and diverse programme throughout the year.
In the first instance we ask potential exhibitors to supply a proposal with sample images. We give consideration to all proposals submitted, but please be aware that we receive more applications than we are able to accept.
Submissions can be sent to Jo Mowbray email@example.com or for further information please contact 015396 21973