Selected Pieces from Tributaries



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Open-form poems by Harriet Tarlo and monochrome drawings by Judith Tucker

TRIBUTARIES: Since October 2011, we have been collaborating on a series of walks around the cloughs and becks of the Holme River. We are exploring the intricate convergences of these tributaries as they run counter to the old roads, sheep-trails and pathways that cross the landscape. Our work conveys a sense of the symbiotic shaping of land and water both by each other and by human interventions, as well as our own conversations with the landscape and with each other. Work has been shown at the Holmfirth Arts Festival, 2012 and 2013; Closer to Home: Artists Re-consider the Local, East Street Arts, Leeds, 2012; Shadows Traces, Undercurrents Catherine Nash Gallery Minneapolis, 2012; Arts and Geographies Exhibition, Lyon, 2013; Landscape, Art and Uncertainty Southampton City Art Gallery 2013-14; Plymouth University, 2014 and North Norfolk Nature Festival, Greshams, 2014.


SOUND UNSEEN: POEMS AND DRAWINGS : This artists’ book, in concertina form, emerges from a Holmfirth Arts Festival (Arts Council) Commission. In this artists’ book, the two art forms are in conversation with each other and with the specific landscape visited, while also engaging with wider considerations about place, nature, human interventions in environment, past and present. This publication also reflects the artists’ pre-occupation with and experimentation in space on the page and within the book.

Harriet Tarlo is a poet and academic living in the Holme Valley. Poetry publications include Poems 1990-2003 (Shearsman 2004); Nab (etruscan 2005) and Field (forthcoming). She is editor of the “Women and Eco-Poetics” feature, How2 Vol 3: No 2 and The Ground Aslant: An Anthology of Radical Landscape Poetry (Shearsman, 2011). She teaches at Sheffield Hallam University where she is Course Leader for M.A. Writing.

Judith Tucker is an artist and academic living in the Holme valley. She has exhibited widely both in the UK and abroad. Recent exhibition venues include London, Brno, Czech Republic, Vienna, Austria, Minneapolis USA and Virginia USA, as well as regional galleries throughout the UK. In addition to being an artist she spends part of her time at the University of Leeds where she is Senior Lecturer in the School of Design.

Holmfirth Arts Festival Commission, Arts Council Funded