Inspired by the striking black and white photographs taken by Eileen Agar on her travels in Ploumanach, France (previously featured in Eileen Agar: Angel of Anarchy) Meet & Make visited National Trust’s Brimham Rocks to photograph the local rock formations right here in Yorkshire.
The group were asked to view the landscape through a surrealist lens; letting their imaginations roam, searching for shapes of creatures and characters inhabiting the rocks as they walked around the site.
Nick Singleton a local photographer led the group providing one to one support and advice in the changing weather. Working in pairs, the group were given an SLR camera each and were also invited to use a black and white film camera, much like Eileen’s beloved Rolliflex which became her ‘constant companion’ throughout her life.
Hundreds of photographs were taken throughout the day, collated together, and used back at the gallery to inspire further creative sessions such as acrylic painting, collage and activity sheets for visitors in Artspace.
National Trust approached Meet & Make to exhibit their work and the group have co-curated the resulting exhibition Sculpted by Nature.
The exhibition closes on Friday 30 September at Brimham Rocks.