The unique beauty of the moorland is captured and celebrated in an exhibition being staged at Peak District National Park Visitor Centres. Featuring original paintings by Yorkshire Dales-based artists Judith Bromley and Robert Nicholls, the touring exhibition explores moorland life through the seasons, highlighting the fragility of the landscape and raising awareness of the importance of moorland conservation.
The paintings are selected from originals used as illustrations in the book ‘Climb up to the Moor’ published in October 2011.
“We hope that people will not only enjoy seeing this inspiring work but will also become more aware of the role that moorland can play in the fight against climate change,” said Judith.
Local people are invited to make a small piece, in their own medium and style and inspired by the moorland, to be included in a group installation called ‘Ground Cover’. The hope is that, as the exhibition travels from one venue to another, ‘Ground Cover’ will grow as more people add their own contributions.
The exhibition will be displayed in Castleton and Edale from September 1-29.
After the Peak District, the exhibition will go on to Brockhole in the Lake District, Kirkleatham, Cleveland, and to Clitheroe Castle in May and July 2014.