We’re now in recovery mode after an absolutely wonderful exhibition launch at the Dales Countryside Museum yesterday afternoon. We invited everyone who has participated in the project so far including those whose oral histories we’ve recorded and all those volunteers have taken part in excavations; fieldwork; oral history recording; research and more.Continue reading “Dairy Days exhibition launch”
“How do I find a way to make 37 acres pay a living?”
That was the question Alison O’Neill said she asked herself when she became tenant of Shacklabank Farm near Sedbergh.
Twenty years on, her remarkable story is being told in a special exhibition at the Dales Countryside Museum in Hawes.Continue reading “Woman makes success of hill farm”
How 16 year old, James Owen Thomas Creates Inspiring Artwork from Scratch cards
I met with James as he was installing his exhibition at Yoredale, Bainbridge; I was intrigued by his display and wanted to find out more about his work and how his interest in ‘scratch card’ art began…
We mentioned the 50th anniversary reissue of Marie Hartley & Joan Ingilby’s book ‘Life & Tradition in the Yorkshire Dales’ in our last blog post. We got the chance to have a look round the accompanying exhibition at the Dales Countryside Museum yesterday and thoroughly enjoyed seeing their handwritten notes and wonderful sketches about dairying in the National Park.
My name is James Owen Thomas and I am 16 years old. ‘Much More Than Meets The Eye’ is my exhibition and this is my story.
You’ve got to be strong to be different and the way I keep myself strong is through my collage art.
Four years ago a discarded scratch card floating in a puddle of water by the road caught my attention as the sunlight seemed to make its colours glisten.