Join us at Huddersfield Art Gallery this autumn for an exhibition which brings together the archived work - paintings, drawings and prints - of Huddersfield artist, Sally Jerome with visual & musical responses by participants here at HOOT.
A large wall based artwork and accompanying sound piece have been created by participants from Hoot Creative Arts' Express Yourself & Innovations groups.
Participants visited Heritage Quays at the University of Huddersfield and spent some time looking through the archive collection of Sally Jerome’s works on paper. The group chose pieces of her work that responded to the Huddersfield area and to the wider context of life in the textile mills, before beginning a series of experimental printmaking sessions exploring texture, form and colour. Sections of clothing, chosen for their varying textures and detail, were inked up and printed straight onto paper. Intricate drawn and painted details were added alongside comments from people who worked in the mills - taken from historical documents - which were carbon printed onto the piece. Jerome’s use of line in her colourful screen prints of Huddersfield’s streets is echoed in the drawn elements which connect each printed section.
The sound piece “But I Got Used to It” was created at Hoot as an additional response to Jerome’s work and the printmaking sessions at Hoot. Sounds of the working machinery were recorded from the mill where Hoot is located. These recordings have all been processed in various destructive ways, and arranged together using the large visual print as a graphic score.
We will hold a Celebration Event at the gallery on Saturday 29th from 1:30pm - 3:30pm to enjoy the work together. Please join us if you can.