Fabric of Place

Fabric of Place is a community based, artist in residence project which Chrysalis Arts Development  has developed as part of the company’s Slow Art strand of artistic activity.

The project focuses on the distinctiveness of Reeth and the surrounding area of Swaledale. Artists will use creative processes and activities to explore different aspects of the area, its communities and their relationship with where they live, to create a series of artworks and offer a range of opportunities for residents to participate. This two year project will culminate in a touring exhibition in late 2018 and a community artwork that will ultimately be housed in Reeth.

Lead Artist, Joanne B Kaar (www.joannebkaar.com) has completed two fortnight long visits in March and September 2017. She has delivered workshops with a group of adults and at the local primary school. The school have done a blog on the work they did with Joanne – click here to read it. Joanne will be back in March 2018 but her groups are busy creating artwork in the meantime.

There are currently three artists working on the project, with another coming on board soon. Each artist will be working on the theme ‘Outside In’ over the two year project. Their own work and work they produce with community groups will form part of an installation. To find out more about what each individual artist is working on, click on their name below:

Joanne B Kaar (Photo: Liz O’Donnell)

Serena Partridge

Graham Taylor


FREE POTTERY WORKSHOPS with Graham Taylor this Half-Term.

Thursday 26th October at St. Andrew’s Church, Grinton, 11am – 3pm

Friday 27th October at Reeth Memorial Hall, 11am – 3pm

Bring along an object or photo (no bigger than your hand) that is special to you. It can be anything you like! An impression of your object or a replica of it will become part of a collaborative artwork to be exhibited in Autumn/Winter 2018.

You’ll also make a cermaic box to keep special items in – this will be fired and returned to you.

Drop in anytime between 11am and 3pm to take part – everyone welcome – free!

You can also keep up to date by following @Fabricofplace on Twitter or like the ‘Fabric of Place’ Facebook page.

If you would like to join the mailing list or would like more information about the project please email project manager, Emily Wilson on [email protected]