View from the fells – In the Footsteps of Marie Hartley

10 July to 09 November 2020

Artist Hester Cox printed 127 wood engraving blocks created by and bequeathed to the museum by historian, artist and Museum founder, Marie Hartley. She then spent a year researching Marie’s life and work, visiting the places written about in three of Marie’s books; Swaledale, Wensleydale and Wharfedale. Hester has created new work; collagraphs, monotypes and linocut prints inspired by Marie and the landscape of the Yorkshire Dales.

17 July – Hester will be talking about this project for the Friends of the Dales Countryside Museum.

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