NATASHA BRAITHWAITE - part of the big weekend
01298 25150

Festival Art Show (Venue 20)


Spring Bank Arts Centre, Spring Bank SK22 4BH Fri 22 Preview 7.30pm Sat 23 & Sun 24 11am-4pm

Artists and crafters display their work in the beautiful setting of Spring Bank Arts Centre (formally the Church of St. James the Less). Work by Natasha Braithwaite, Stuart Brocklehurst, Kate Brooks, Claire Duberry, Jane Evans, Karin Findell, Tim Neath, Simon Parkin, David Toft and Jennifer Vize. An exciting mix of painting, print, photography, drawing, jewellery and installation. Tim Neath, a multi-disciplinary artist who responds to the ideas and imagery found within film of the wild west, will also be on hand to talk about his work. Drop in any time to try your hand at building your own wild west façade. Fresh coffee and homemade cakes available.

"The inspiration for my photography is the landscape and the light; in particular I am drawn to the way the fall of light draws out the tones, textures and contrasts within the landscape as well as the relationship that exists between the land and sky.  I work with black and white film and hand print all of my photographs in a wet darkroom utilising traditional techniques and materials. I work with film and traditional photographic papers because of the creative and sometimes unpredictable nature of the processes and materials; I am excited and inspired by the creativity of the darkroom process themselves as well as the hands on nature of working with film and light sensitive papers.  All of my work is printed by hand and from each individual negative I will produce only one or occasionally two final photographs in order to emphasise the unique nature of the process."