4 April – 24 May 2015
Melissa Burn, Caro Blount-Shah, Alison Carthy, Jennie Crawford, Emma Hardaker, Edward Hurst, Anna Malcolm , Rhianna Mayhew, Mita Solanky
High Line celebrates the 50th anniversary of the creation of the Pennine Way. Through a range of works, 9 artists provide their own perspectives on the memorable experiences of walking the route. Immersive photos bring the exhilaration of wide open spaces in to the gallery, while textiles referencing the wool industry of the Pennines capture the subtle textures and colours of the landscape. Installations to do with footprints and the spine, and re-creating the sound and soil under our feet, all explore the physicality of walking the route. Walking as endurance, restoring its shamanic mystery, is considered in a video, while a constructed trig point brings a familiar feature into an unexpected context. Images captured through print and photograph consider the shifting and threading line of the Way along the watershed, as well as constructed notions of wilderness and naturalness.
Photo: Melissa Burn
50 Steps – Walking and Dancing the Pennine Way
Saturday 25 April
7.00pm Gallery open to view exhibition. Refreshments available. Performance starts 7.30pm
Mixed art form group improvisation by 3 dancers, a musician and a video artist based on a walk taken earlier in the day on a local section of the National Trail.
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