19 August to 9 November 2020
Dales Countryside Museum, Hawes
An exhibition of collagraphs by Hester Cox, inspired by the life and work of Marie Hartley and the Yorkshire Dales landscape.
In the 1930s the artist and historian Marie Hartley carved exquisite woodblocks to illustrate her now classic books on Wensleydale, Swaledale and Wharfedale.
Nearly ninety years on, Craven artist Hester Cox has reprinted the Marie Hartley engravings and created a collection of her own collagraph prints.
Her prints of birds, flowers and Dales scenes have been inspired by re-tracing and repeatedly running along the paths which Marie Hartley walked.
The two-year project has come together in Views from the Fells - In the footsteps of Marie Hartley, a special exhibition at the Dales Countryside Museum (DCM) in Hawes. Featuring 25 of Hester's new collagraphs, 15 wood engravings created by Marie Hartley and reprinted by Hester plus artefacts from both women's studios: sketchbooks, printing blocks, tools & photographs.
Annual pass: £9
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