Farfield Mill

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.

https://www.emlafuente.com/

 

Community Connection by Settlebeck School

3 July - 15 July

The students of Settlebeck have been inspired to create a project that represents the binding, interwoven nature of the local community. The students have explored the craft of weaving through colour and shape and the weaving heritage of Sedbergh to create the work in this exhibition.

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.

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 Novemeber

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 manager@farfieldmill.org or for further information please contact 015396 21973