Making a movie on the high street.

The next stage of the project is to try photographing the shop fronts and owners along the high street of Haltwhistle. The community have been very supportive and interested in the work I do and the style of photography I use, so when I asked if they would mind posing for these photos they were pleased to get involved. The plan was to bring the … Continue reading Making a movie on the high street.

Book Binding- A new found love.

During my first visit to Haltwhistle I spotted the Newcastle Bookshop on the main road.  I also noticed that is was closed and for sale. I wrote the number and email down and sent Valerie an email asking if we could meet in the new year and discuss ideas for the presentation of my plates. I was delighted to hear back from Valerie and she … Continue reading Book Binding- A new found love.

More participants and more plates…

As word of mouth spreads I seem to be kept busy enough to almost not feel the cold. Actually that isn’t true, It’s freezing!! lots more portraits from the willing locals, and…..incomers. Apparently even if you’ve lived in Haltwhistle for more than 20 years you still don’t qualify as a local. I am also very grateful to have the help of Rob Halliburton on the … Continue reading More participants and more plates…

Settling in to Haltwhistle and The Shed

I arrived on Friday the 9th Jan to the town of Haltwhistle. After settling in to my new home, an idyllic cottage on a little farm in Melkridge, 2 miles out of Haltwhistle, I was recommended a trip to the Saturday coffee morning at the church. Lucky for me it was the busiest place in town & only £1.50 for all the tea, coffee and … Continue reading Settling in to Haltwhistle and The Shed

The Whistle Art Stop, Haltwhistle: Artist Residency 2015

I was delighted to find out that the hard work of Alison Raimes finally paid off and with the funding from the arts council confirmed I was invited to join the Whistle Art Stop in Haltwhistle, Northumberland in Jan 2015 as an artist in residence. I visited Alison in December, just before christmas on a wonderfully sunny day, passing the snowy hills on the way … Continue reading The Whistle Art Stop, Haltwhistle: Artist Residency 2015