A collaborative research project between Dr. Spike Bucklow, Onya McCausland, Dr. Ruth Siddall and Jo Volley.
Turning Landscape into Colour investigates the origins of earth pigments - ochres - in the landscape and considers their significance as contemporary cultural materials. This project will explore the variations between different batches of colour collected from separate sites across the mid Pennines. Onya McCausland has invited researchers from different disciplines and institutions to contribute their specialist knowledge, insight and expertise to the project. McCausland will bring the collected earths to the Artists' Studio and begin processing the raw material, turning it into ochre pigment and finally paint.
There will be a series of open studios, talks, demonstrations and screenings of recordings of material processes. By the end of the month a series of brand new artists paints will be manufactured.
This project has been programmed in response to themes within the current exhibitions of dance, landscape and transformation.