Fabric of Place


Fabric of Place was a Slow Art, artist in residency programme based in Reeth and the surrounding area of Swaledale. The project aimed to nurture specific audiences including children, young people and isolated older people to engage with art, sustainability and place making to help us develop new ideas and approaches for the future.

Artists involved include Joanne Kaar, Serena Partridge, Ed Kluz and Graham Taylor. The project was supported by North Yorkshire County Council’s Stronger Communities Programme and the Yorkshire Dales National Park’s Sustainable Development Fund.

Each artist worked within the theme ‘Outside In’ over the two year project. Their own work and work they produced with community groups formed the touring exhibition.

The touring exhibition visited the Dales Countryside Museum, Keld Resource Centre and Catterick Library.

To read the project review, please see the documents below.

Fabric of Place – Part I – Project Report

Fabric of Place – Part II – Evaluation

Fabric of Place – Appendices

To find out more about what each individual artist worked on, click on their photo below:

Joanne B Kaar (Photo: Liz O’Donnell)

Serena Partridge

Graham Taylor

Ed Kluz

Community Conversations

During the project, we recorded some of the conversations had with community members. These conversations went on to inspire the fabric design on our Fabric of Place Chair. Below you’ll find a series of these conversations.

Now that the exhibition has ended, the chair has returned home to its community in Reeth. 











Fabric of Place Gallery