19 August 2020 to 24 January 2021
An exhibition of collagraphs by Hester Cox, inspired by the life and work of Marie Hartley and the Yorkshire Dales landscape.
The View from the Fells is the culmination of the Ink Inspiration Project, a two-year project inspired by the life and work of artist, writer and cultural historian, Marie Hartley MBE, the founder (with Joan Ingilby) of the Dales Countryside Museum.
Artist and printmaker, Hester Cox was invited to work on the Ink Inspiration Project. She printed the majority of the wood engraving blocks made by Marie Hartley to illustrate her books and that are held in the Dales Countryside Museum collection.
Hester undertook research at the museum, studying sketchbooks and diaries, reading the books in which the prints featured and then exploring the landscape about which they spoke. Through the project and research, Hester created a new body of artwork inspired by Marie Hartley and the Yorkshire Dales landscape.
Watch Hester Cox – Profile of a Printmaker
Hester used the method of collagraph printing to create new artwork for this exhibition. Collagraph is done by creating a textured plate using collage materials, which is inked up and put through a press.
Continue to see the full collection of Hester Cox’s artwork for The View from the Fells exhibition.
Prints are available to buy. See Hester Cox’s Website for full details.