Forthcoming Events

Thursday meetings.

A day at the Chapel with Jim Cooke

Jim led a workshop for us many years ago so we are anticipating a fascinating day with him, catching up with what he is doing now. He says...

"Jim Cooke has been making and exhibiting work, mainly based in the landscape, since he graduated from the Expressive Arts Course at the former Sheffield Polytechnic in 1981. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, published in book form and is held in collections including the V&A, Portland Art Museum, USA etc. Much of the work has addressed the transformative impact of human activity on the landscape from both critical and celebratory perspectives. This sense of material spectacle has often been responded to and recorded using large format 10x8 and 5x4 cameras to reveal both the epic scale and minute detail that defines the sites he chooses to work in. In more recent times his attention has drifted towards a more intimate, autobiographical and experiential world producing bodies of work like ‘Riparian’ ‘Spoon- bill’ ‘Extinct’ ‘Eddie’s Garlic’ ‘Still / Sway’ These bodies of work are responses to his life, activity and fascinations. They are much more personal engagements. More contemplative. They are made with all sorts of cameras, 10x8, 120, 35mm, microscopes, photo- grams and video..................."

He will make a presentation that spans his whole working practice but with an emphasis on the more recent, intimate work.

Autumn weekend at Micklepage with Mick Williamson

As you will all be aware Mick is the wonderful individual who has selected our exhibitions over the years, and has always come to the venue and arranged the hanging. We are deeply indebted to him for all his support. I am delighted that he will come to Micklepage to lead the autumn weekend.

More details later