An art installation over the Pennines
stopped being anxious about selling as an artist, I had tremendous success.” They now sell all over the world and his collectors include Jeremy Paxman, Jack Dee and Derren Brown. Last year Shaw was commissioned by the Government to make a special edition bookshelf print to present as a gift to the G8 leaders after their meeting at Lough Erne. “I got a text one morning saying ‘Your work will soon be hanging in the Kremlin, the White House and the Elysee Palace’. I thought it was a joke, but it wasn’t”.
1830 Gallery to July 6. www. theartworks.org.uk AN ambitious land art project will appear along the route of the Grand Depart.
As part of this year’s Tour de France celebrations ,the Yorkshire Festival will include Fields of Vision, from Pennine Prospects.
Artists, environmentalists, young farmers and local cyclists will sew and weave designs into the landscape, to create a large piece of living art.
You can see the installation across parts of the region from June 1-July 6, including at Blubberhouses, Elland and Holmfirth.