Katy Wales

Location: Hadfield   /  Genre: Mixed media

Artist Statement

A gatherer, every season I gather and bring objects home. Eyes open, ears close to the ground. Which I then draw inspiration from - that could be sticks, leaves, berries, tails, found objects, waste materials. To bring in, make anew, transform, bring light, renew and reuse, recreate, repurpose.

I find intrigue in the hidden. between the cracks, the lacuna between worlds or states of being. beneath the surface, step inside. the stories we leave behind. from unknowing to knowing, outside to in, through print, photography, embroidery and paint, I create a space, to bridge that gap. Ever motivated by the fragments, remnants, discarded, broken down surfaces and materials and what they can teach us, remind us, about the fragility of our own connection to wild nature.

Nature is life. It contains pure vital energy we all need to thrive. As naturalist Henry David Thoreau wrote, 'We need the tonic of wildness.' To him, living without nature meant depriving ourselves of the experience of the deepest truth of life.

Venue Information

The Craft Barn
103A Station Road
SK13 1AR

Situated in Hadfield, Glossop, The Craft Barn is just a two minute walk from Hadfield Train Station. There is a small, free car park next door to The Craft Barn.