Colour from Black, ongoing long-term series from The Quiet, started when I began to revisit the moorland landscape and garden from my childhood and work in natural light again. Based on Goethe’s colour theory on the refraction of light from Black, the series explores the interrelationship with Nature: The connection of place with memory, impressions of childhood perception of Beauty in response to landscape, flora and fauna.
Linking past and present through the titles: Velvet Black, World within, The Mossy Rock, The Tree, The Scape, Moorland Mirror, Body of Water, Peripheral View, Joy, Dreaming Memory, Variations, The Quietness of The Still, The Quiet Scent, Blue Black Dusk, Notes, Fog, The Moonlight, Limestone – Clay, When The River:
2018/19/ 20/ 21
Spring 2018, 14 meter square prints from the series Fog exhibited in the exhibition, The Romantic Landscape at The Noorderlicht House of Photography in the Netherlands and featured on Inside the Outside collective’s website autumn 2018.
The Tree, a finalist in The Charles Dodgson Award exhibited at The World Through My Eyes and at The 5th Biennial of Fine Art and Documentary Photography, Barcelona.
Damson Hawthorn and Phormium exhibited at Shutter Hub Open Newsprint exhibition in London and Amsterdam.
In October my self published book,Velvet Black launched at Impressions Photobook Fair, Bradford.
The Imprint was mentioned in Ros Badger’s Christmas Present Picks on a-littlebird.com
In February I was one of the speakers at the Redeye Network series of photographers’ talks at Leeds Art Gallery. I presented my series Velvet Black and Notes.
Hornbeam, The Reflection, Peripheral View was part of Shutter Hub’s exhibition at Cambridge University.
A selection of images from Velvet Black were part of the group show curated by Sian Bonnell,…on Making, exhibited at Gdansk Gallery of Photography, The National Museum, Poland.
From the series narrative I organised a one-day pop up workshop and invited Al Brydon Photography to collaborate on a Photowalk workshop, please see the subtitle, PhotoSketch – The Art of Walking. We collaborated on three Pop Ups in May, September and November in different northern locations.
From being nominated for the RPS 100 heroines I took part in their series of print room tours at the V&A in May 2019.
My first podcast: What Photography means to me is on the UN of Photography Podcasts by Grant Scott, as below.
I was shortlisted for the Hariban Award 2019
Poa Trivialis from Velvet Black became a new Edition available through Field Editions. The work exhibited at their collection of editions at Expo Chicago Art Fair 2019.
In November I was invited by the artist Matthew Murray to collaborate on his series of workshops in association with Grain Photography Projects and The Arts Council.
February 05 to the 31st of May 2020 my first solo exhibition from the series, Velvet Black – Notes exhibited at the Garden Museum in London.
There were two talks for the exhibition for the Hundred Heroines organisation and the Photobook Club.
April 30th I participated in the four week Trace Charity Print Sale, which raised over £70,000 for the charities Crisis and Refuge.
In May I participated in Quarantine Herbarium, a cyanotype project to raise the awareness of plants.
During lockdown I also contributed to bloom magazine’s, Lockdown stories: homebound encounters with the natural world of ten people working in Nature, for their summer edition issue six.
A new essay by Anneka French reviews Velvet Black for Photomonitor.co.uk
The work I was commissioned to make at Dan Pearson and Huw Morgans’ garden in February is featured in an artist profile interview with Huw Morgan in Dig Delve magazine.
Velvet Black is also in the Bilblioscapes Library.
I contributed to the Northern Narratives and Trace Collective Instagram Takeovers for International Women’s Day 2021.
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