End of Residency Exhibition, Sat 11th Sept – Sun 25th Sept, Fri – Sun, 11 – 4
Highgreen, Tarset, Hexham, Northumberland, NE48 1RP
Opening Party to which all are welcome: Sat 10th Sept, 2 – 6. Refreshments provided!
FREE drop-in Cyanotype workshop: Sat 24th Sept, 11 – 4. This workshop is part of the International Print Biennale.
Zoe Childerley uses photography and drawing to map and tell stories of people and their relationship with place, past and present.
Zoe has spent the past couple of months walking the length of the Scotland/England border. This follows a desire to explore areas of contested land. Along the way she has been photographing the distinctive landscape and features and talking to and photographing individuals who live and work on both sides of the line.
‘I’m interested in their relationship to the borderlands and how this impacts their cultural identity today. This is some of the quietest, darkest and least populated parts of the country, with a tumultuous and bloody past. It has been a historically disputed and romanticised region. And the two recent referendums have exposed angst over sovereignty and with nationalism rearing its head, the Anglo-Scots border is again significant.
Zoe Childerley, 2016
Follow Zoe’s journey on her blog: https://zoechilderley.wordpress.com/
Photographs taken during Zoe’s six-month residency of people living and working in and around Tarset and those taken during her Border walk, will be shown in her end of residency exhibition.
Zoe has also been working on an Artist’s Book which is being published by VARC in a limited edition with a free small print, and will be available to purchase at the exhibition at a special price.