A privilege to be part of one of the UK’s most respected Arts Trails, exhibiting the artwork from ‘Record of Wrongs’ and performing in Saltaire.
Saltaire Arts Trail has been running for ten years, within the Unesco Heritage Site and features hundreds of artists covering a multitude of media.
I was invited to exhibit the photography from the latest album artwork, which has a Victorian theme linking the industrial north and the heritage of my family history in the south. The pop up gallery was in Saltaire Canteen and it was excellent to get so much positive feedback over the weekend. As a duo we performed next to the artwork, downstairs in the canteen and outside Saltaire’s impressive Victoria Hall to the thousands of visitors who descended on the village.
I released 7 new artprints this weekend, to accompany the original print that I released with the Deluxe Box Set. They are now available to purchase at £15 each. Seeing them displayed prompted questions of the story behind the artwork and I was happy to retell the research of finding hymn-writer W G Collins as a relative and how it contributed to the writing of the album.
Saltaire is an inspirational village and the reaction of visitors to the atmosphere of the work and its place in the context of the village and trail was fantastic. Thanks to photographer Balz Kubli and designer Chris Stricker who helped me with this project and made the process come to life.