Hay meadows ‘Under the Microscope’

A long table of hay meadow artwork with people looking at it

Hay Meadow arts workshop at No6 Studio Gallery

The theme Hay Meadows ‘Under the Microscope’ focuses on the importance and heritage of the hay meadows of Upper Nidderdale. This project also links to our Wildflower Nidderdale project

The project has helped people – from both local and wider communities – to get involved with this important aspect of Upper Nidderdale’s landscape. In particular we tried to create activities that encourage an ‘active’ rather than ‘passive’ appreciation of hay meadows.

Local artist Gill Kirk

Gill Kirk

Local artist Gill Kirk was selected by the project’s steering group (with professional advice from the Arts Consultant, Sara Trentham). Gill is studying and responding to hay meadows herself, as well as encouraging adults and young people through a series of creative workshops that took place in the summer on site in hay meadows, as well as in schools and at Number 6 Studio Gallery.

You can see below some examples of the wonderful prints created by adults and children attending these workshops: