Local Photographs

At the beginning of lockdown due to the coronavirus, we asked local people to send us some photographs from their walks around the village as they took their daily exercise.

Thanks to all those who joined in!

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Shap seemed eerily quiet. I was reminded of childhood Sundays when there was no playing out allowed. My studio was being used by my daughter who was working online at my home. After the morning walk with the dog, I wandered the house looking out over the fells and down to the main road – and made some drawings from the windows.

Suzanne Stuart Davies

July 2020

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Just Being: People and Places


Barbara Wallis and Catherine Wallis live in Crosby Ravensworth and Leeds, respectively. Our exhibition title refers not just to the essential stillness of life poses and landscape, but also to how making images can be a meditative process, as we discover how we feel about, and want to respond to, our chosen subjects.


Almost all of Barbara’s work here derives from studies of the Cumbrian and Yorkshire landscapes, with their particular strength and energy. For Catherine, the appeal of life drawing is the powerful simplicity of human connection. As part of her Master's degree she is researching life models' perspectives on power and looking in the life room, and their motivations for modelling– she is excited to see how this shapes her practice.


Barbara and Catherine are mother and daughter.

instagram: @barbarawallisartist

instagram: @catherineswallis

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Barbara Wallis

Catherine Wallis