The Forest of Possibility

Claire Brewster

January – August 2015

Come and explore the fragile beauty of paper landscapes

Our ancient forests are a source of inspiration for artists: fragile paper is transformed into beguiling paper cuts, sculptures and animation to explore our experience of the forest and its inhabitants.
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We hope you have enjoyed Art Unpacked events so far

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If you have attended a previous Art Unpacked event and haven’t already given us some feedback you can email us at [email protected] or you can fill in our feedback form here. If you haven’t been to an event but would like to find out more about future events, don’t forget to visit us again or join our mailing list from the home page. And if you’ve got ideas about the sort of … Read More →

Make a willow bowl with Joevanka Gregory- FREE to take part

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FREE EVENT! Make a willow bowl with Joevanka Gregory If you’ve been inspired by Lizzie Farey’s willow bowls, why not have a go yourself? Specialist willow artist Joevanka Gregory, based in West Yorkshire, will be leading a workshop at Accrington Library. Over two hours you’ll learn how to form willow into a bowl form and will be able to take your creation home with you. Where: First Floor @ Accrington … Read More →

Chris Keenan heads to Japan

Make it Slow artist Chris Keenan is heading to Japan for a trip of a lifetime! Recognising his skill and prominence in ceramics, he’s been offered a fantastic opportunity to develop new ideas using different materials to his usual porcelain. He’s on his way this week but before he went he told us: “The residency is for a period of six weeks at the Mashiko Museum of Ceramic Art – … Read More →

Follow the Pendle Print Trail

Follow the Pendle Print Trail

Follow the Pendle Print Trail… If you’ve not already visited Unfamiliar Ground at Higherford Mill, you’ve still got time to visit the exhibition and take part in the Pendle Print Trail. The exhibition is open Weds-Sun 10-4 and at the weekend you can also make your own printed book! Pick up a blank booklet from the Gallery at Pendle Heritage Centre then follow the riverside trail to Higherford Mill, collecting stamps … Read More →

Unfamiliar Ground & Pendle Print Fest

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Unfamiliar Ground is currently showing at Higherford Mill, in parallel with the Pendle Print Fest.  Printmaker Anita Burrows, who’s organised the Print Fest , also supported by Arts Council England, updates us on how the Festival is going: “Saturday 6th September brought visitors to Higherford Mill for the Symposium around safer methods for making prints. From my point of view it was wonderful to see the space at Higherford Mill, … Read More →

Make it Slow at Accrington Library


After five venues from the East Coast of North Yorkshire, over the border to Lancashire, Make it Slow has arrived at its final destination in Accrington Library. The Library is one of Lancashire County Council’s network of libraries and is one of the famous Carnegie libraries, funded by Scottish-American philanthropist Andrew Carnegie. Opened in 1908, it’s a beautiful light filled space, which we’ve good use of for Make it Slow. … Read More →

Unfamiliar Ground lands at Higherford Mill

Downtown Kyomah - Rebecca King

Unfamiliar Ground is coming to Higherford Mill in September- the final venue on its tour from Grimsby to Lancashire The exhibition opens on Saturday 6 September, with a preview on Friday 5 September, 6-8pm (all welcome) and you can see it here until Saturday 28 September. Unfamiliar Ground will be showing at Higherford Mill as part of the Pendle Print Fest– you can also see some fantastic work from the … Read More →

Bronwen Sleigh at Higherford Mill

Join Unfamiliar Ground artist Bronwen Sleigh for a fascinating talk about her work and processes as part of the Pendle Print Fest symposium Unfamiliar Ground is open at Higherford Mill from Saturday 6- Saturday 28 September, alongside the Pendle Print Fest exhibition at Pendle Heritage Centre. On Saturday 6th , the Mill hosts a stimulating programme of talks about printmaking, including Acrylic Resist Etching specialist Tracy Hill, and Pete Clarke, Fran … Read More →

Braided Jewellery Workshop with Make it Slow artist Aimee Betts

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Braided Jewellery Workshop with Make it Slow artist Aimee Betts Friday 29th August, 10am-12noon or 1-3pm at The Courthouse, Thirsk Create your own unique contemporary braided jewellery with artist Aimee Betts, whose work is being exhibited as part of Make It Slow. Aimee Betts, a Mixed Media Embroidery Designer and Creator of Adornments has an ambition to bring the traditions of embroidery to the forefront of contemporary design practice. Based in … Read More →