2023 Festival launches with Talk of the Land art exhibition

2023 Festival launches with Talk of the Land art exhibition

Swaledale Festival launched on 26 May with the special opening of art exhibition Talk of the Land: Ancient Sound Waves at The Station in Richmond. Students at Risedale School in Catterick Garrison explored the stream of consciousness provoked by sounds and words from the Yorkshire Dales in free workshops with artists Rachel Antill and Patrick Green, resulting in a series of stunning, map-like artworks. 

The Prime Minister and MP for Richmond (Yorks), Rishi Sunak, attended to congratulate the young artists on their achievement. 

One student said: ‘I loved doing art outside. It made me think about what I’m doing when I’m not in school. Working with Rachel was brilliant as it made me look and listen.’ 

The exhibition is open daily from 09:00 to 21:00 till 7 June and is free to attend.
This project is part of our extensive Community and Education programme. We will also be taking world-class musicians into twelve local schools & care homes for free performances over the festival fortnight!

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