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Sally Barker

“The Sally Barker Empire: visionary interventions around Langdale”

postcards

1 – 16 October

Project description:

Sculptural & photographic interventions to the landscape around Langdale Valley & Scafell, resulting in 4 different postcards to be placed in local venues eg B&B’s, info centres, shops ,cafes. Also images to be attached to signposts on walks around the specific locations.

Artists statement:

I am in the process of building my own empire in model form, as a way of empowering myself as an artist and taking control of the exhibition of my work. The Sally Barker Empire has different kinds of models: I have  hi-jacked existing famous art institutions with versions of my work, I have created some from scratch to house specific pieces of my work, some are interventions into real and imaginary landscapes. All are visions of perfect galleries, showing spaces and  studios for mine & invited artists  work, on a global scale.

The following walks allow views of the sites that inspired the visionary interventions, look out for images along the way!

  • Park in the  roadside carpark below "The New Dungeon Ghyll Hotel" & look up at Whitegill & Scout Crag. Follow Cumbria Way west to Langdale Fell.(OS 296 064)
  • Images around Millbeck, Middlefell & the bottom of Stickle & Dungeon Ghylls.(OS 295 066)
  • Walk across Mark Gate towards Loft Crag (OS 286 066)
  • Walk from "The Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel " to the bottom of Crinkle Crags, looking at Crinkle Gill (OS 278 056)
  • Cross the Wrynose Pass and stop at Wrynose Breast (OS 271 025)

Location:

The Sally Barker Empire postcards can be found at tourist information centres across Cumbria. Additional local venues include:

The New and Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotels (in the bar and at the Hotel reception areas)

Various venues in Chapel Stile village (the post office, pubs, cafes and Shops)

Post Office shop at Eskdale Green

The Three Shires Inn, Little Langdale.

Directions:

 

Multimap:

Dungeon Ghyll

Wrynose Pass

Artist's website: www.sallybarker.org/empire

Special thanks to:the National Trust Old Dungeon Ghyll

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