Artists’ visions of moorland’s four seasons

PHOTOGRAPHS from the last four seasons will hang alongside artworks and objects in an exhibition to inspire all to experience the ever changing moorland landscape for themselves.

Launching the third year of the Pennine Prospects “Inspired by Landscape” strand of the Watershed Landscape project, Moor Views will open at the Manor House Museum, Castle Yard, Ilkley, on Saturday, April 21 and will run until July 1.

The exhibition will bring together a wide variety of work from the collections of Bradford Museums and Galleries by artists for whom the moors have been their muse.

Anna Carter, Watershed Landscape interpretation officer, said: “The Moor Views exhibition brings together a really diverse range of artworks, literature and contemporary pieces, to illustrate just what a hugely inspiring place the South Pennine uplands, with its very changeable weather, has been in the past, and continues to be for today’s creative artists and writers.

“Hopefully the exhibition will inspire new audiences to go out and explore this fascinating landscape on their doorstep: just maybe there is another Ted Hughes out there ready to be inspired by what the moors offer.”

Also on display will be photographs taken as part of a recent photography competition and the results of a number of family workshops, in which participants were asked to capture the essence of the seasons through the lens of their camera.

Manor House is free to enter, open Tuesdays, 1pm to 5pm; Wednesdays to Saturdays, 11am to 5pm; and Sundays, 1pm to 4pm. Closed Mondays, except bank holidays.