Gledhow Valley Woods, beech trees marked for the axe
Recently someone has been out spray-painting in the woods. The graffiti takes the form of yellow dots on about 100 trees. It is possible that these trees will be felled this year in a Leeds city council private finance initiative. Allegedly, the council will not benefit from the sale of the timber. The reasons for the axing seem unclear and there is some strong local debate.
This painting is of three beeches on the slope overlooking the lake.
Save Gledhow Valley Woods
Friends of Gledhow Valley Woods
Leeds Council reveals plans for 66,000 new homes
Plans for homes in Leeds woodland rejected
Animation for Winter Solstice
It has just gone dark – the longest night
But even in the dark – there is some light!
Happy Solstice to all ye pagans!
November Night, Adelaide Crapsey
The Day grew small surrounded tight, Emily Dickinson
November, Thomas Hood
November, Ted Hughes
The Roundhay & Oakwood Festival 2014 is on!
Come and see 50 works of art by local artists on display this week at Preston and Stew & Oyster bars in Oakwood, Leeds 8.
No beer purchase necessary, just walk in during opening hours. All are welcome. Feel free to lean over the punters and admire the pictures – they are expecting you.
Official Opening Event - Saturday 1st November 2014, 6-8pm, in the bars. Meet the artists and have a chat. Map and location.
Swallows in Dumfries and Galloway – last seen heading south at the end of September.
Seven at night, Harrogate Road, Leeds 7
Seven Arts in Leeds is a social enterprise and famous for putting on exclusive and high calibre gigs – jazz, blues, world, comedy, indy and more. Every month there is a new exhibition of artwork in the space. I’m pleased to be showing here again with a special pick of my recent paintings.
My new exhibition at Seven runs from 1st-31st October 2014. The official opening is on Wednesday 15th October, 6-8pm. Everyone is welcome and refreshments will be provided.
See you there if you can make it!
Today is the opening of a new exhibition of my paintings at Bono Art Gallery in Otley. This is my largest show to date – 60 paintings – and I urge everyone who is able to come and see it.
Bono Art Gallery, 7a Courthouse Street, Otley, LS21 3AN
13th-23rd September 2014
Preview Saturday 13th September 2014, 6-9pm
Location and map
Jo Dunn – Biography – by David Veron, 2014
Bono Art Gallery is closing these premises at the end of the month. A new location is hopefully just around the corner. You are invited to come to this last preview – and visit in the next week – to show your support and thanks to Roberto Bono for all the great art that has passed through Otley in the last two years.
The show goes on…
Arthington Viaduct by the River Wharfe, West Yorkshire
The viaduct was engineered by James Bray for the Leeds and Thirsk Railway, c.1850.
The Three Hulats, Harrogate Road, LS7
Being local, I am honoured to have my paintings on show at The Three Hulats for the next two weeks as part of the Chapel Allerton Art Trail 2014, organised by Inkwell and Chapel Allerton Arts Festival. My pictures are in the darts room, so be careful. Lots of local artists are getting exposure during festival week. Download a map here.
The Offical Opening of the event happens on Tuesday 26th August, 6-9pm. Follow the art trail along the 18 locations on Harrogate Road from Inkwell to Further North Bar (about half a mile). Everyone is welcome!
There’s an Art Trail Artists’ Talk on Thursday 28th August, 6-8pm at Inkwell. I’ll be taking part, along with fellow artists Nick Claiden, Helen Dryden and Fred Pepper.