Wirksworth Festival at Haarlem Art Space
Tazelaar Stevenson & Michael Page at the dawn chorus recording in Shining Cliff woods for Fieldwork.
Photo by Gavin Repton.
For this year's Wirksworth Festival we are looking forward to opening up our studios, serving teas & coffees and being both a Park & Ride & ticket stop again at the Mill. Studio holders and associates exhibiting this year include, Maude Allen, Beth Bam, Jenny Bramley, Heather Duncan, Jill Gossling, Natalie Hallows, Ceri Hedderwick Turner, Jo Heron, Martin Hyde, Peter Knight, Karen Logan, Anna Mawby, Tracey Meek, Tricia Rice, & Laura Towle. The open studios will curated by our guest artist Hayleigh Longman.
Our Arts Council England supported Fieldwork film by studio holder Gavin Repton, will be showing throughout the festival and includes work from FourthLand, Tazelaar Stevenson, Michael Page and David Steans.
We will also be welcoming Derventio Housing Trust artists who have made mono print works in response to the Joseph Wight collection at Derby Museum. Haarlem Artspace Director Olivia Penrose Punnett has worked on this Arts Council England supported project, Shine the Light with people at Derventio Housing Trust’s Growing Lives project in Ilkeston. Derventio Housing Trust is a registered social landlord providing accommodation and support to people experiencing homelessness. It also provides specialist support services to help people overcome any barriers they face. Growing Lives provides people with opportunities to develop their self-confidence, gain new skills, reduce social isolation, and improve their health and wellbeing.
This year Haarlem Artspace also have a town centre venue at The Old Blacksmiths Shop where guest artist Chris Brooks will launch his new publication, The Brooks Press, uncovering the local history of his family's printing business in Wirksworth through photographs.
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