I’m fascinated by the way people shape their environment. As a relative newcomer to Yorkshire from the flat landscape of East Anglia I love the mix of industrial and natural landscape that you can see from the top of every hill. Even when you’re out in the Dales there are dry stone walls everywhere to remind you of the ways we arrange ourselves and our surroundings and the choices we make in what we attend to and what we ignore.
Having worked in traditional communities in the southern Pacific region and South-West Africa I’m conscious that there’s more than one way of observing the world. I try to remember that my own perspective is culturally determined and imagine the scene from the perspective of someone with a different world view.
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Ilkley Arts mission is to promote and celebrate the arts in Ilkley and surrounding areas to enrich the lives of residents and visitors and to support and help the development of our exhibiting artists.
Ilkley Arts works with a wide range of organisations to achieve this mission from those whose focus is on developing young artists such as Art School Ilkley and Nell Bank Outdoor Education Centre as well as partnerships with Ilkley Manor House, Outside the Box, Ilkley Literature Festival and the Ilkley Playhouse.