New exhibition at Beverley Treasure House looks at the Yorkshire Wolds

Mon, 24 Feb 2020

A new exhibition opens at the Treasure House in Beverley on Saturday, 7 March: 'Reading the Landscape - Photographs and Words Inspired by Walking the Wolds' and runs until 6 June. 

The exhibition has been produced with photographer Peter Heaton, who lives near York, and who has been inspired by nature writers such as Robert Macfarlane and J.A. Baker.

Peter has been out walking in the Yorkshire Wolds taking black and white photographs to which he has then added words - many of them about the emotions attached to being in the landscape, as well as environmental concerns, such as the decline in butterflies and birds. 

Treasure House curator Sally Hayes explains : "Through stunning black and white images plus sound pieces and artefacts, Peter shares this experience with the viewer along with his concerns for our environment and love of landscape."

He has also created soundpieces, which visitors can hear on the listening post in the Treasure House.  

Visit http://peterheaton.co.uk/ for more details about Peter's work, and see his work on the Love Exploring app (select Yorkshire Wolds Way).

There will be a programme of events to accompany the exhibition, starting on Saturday, 21 March at the Treasure House from 10am-3pm. 'Discover the Wolds' will be a chance to meet the council's countryside access team and find out what they do, and learn about walks and events across the East Riding, and staff from the Yorkshire Wolds Way Partnership will also answer questions about this popular Nature Trail.

On Saturday, 28 March, visitors can drop into the exhibition space and meet Peter Heaton, who will chat about the inspirations and techniques behind his images and soundpieces, and his other photographic projects. There will also be a selection of historic Wolds objects to explore.

For full details of all events and exhibitions at the Treasure House and Beverley Art Gallery in Champney Road, plus the café, as well as opening times, visit www.eastridingmuseums.co.uk

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