#Connected:Landscape Inspired

Exhibition launch weekend, guest speakers and charity 'walkshops'

Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th November

Art @ The Waterwheel, Liverton Village. North Yorkshire / Teesside.


Each year the #Connected exhibition has been held in Nottingham in April at the Patchings Art Centre, this isn't changing so don't panic, but due to the phenomenal demand over the recent years we have had many more people wishing to exhibit as part of #Connected than we have physically had space for. Given our commitment to opportunity and inclusivity we have spent the last year or so looking at the best way to provide the opportunity to exhibit creative output to as many people as we can.

So for 2018 we decided to hold a second #Connected event later in the year (November 10th & 11th) in North Yorkshire. We wanted to make sure the event was as good and built on the themes of the April event but also provided something different for everyone both exhibitors and guests. Hence #Connected:LandscapeInspired was born and will focus on drawing inspiration from the landscape but also on promoting art and photography in non traditional venues to widen the appeal and accessibility of the event.

Strumpshaw Fen RSPB, June 2018

Saturday 10th November 2018 - Art @ The Waterwheel (Liverton Lane, Liverton Village, TS13 4TB)

A day of guest speakers and live performance of landscape inspired photography and mixed media art at an historic coaching inn on the North Yorkshire Moors........ close to the landscape that inspires so many.

There will be an exhibition of all the photographic works submitted by our #Connected artists who missed out on the April event with open viewing from 12 lunch time in the function rooms at this historic venue. From 3pm we have (at least) two guest speakers (there may be a surprise third ;-) ..... watch this space) including an exclusive live performance of landscape inspired film and original musical score.

Our speakers:


Professor Tim Allott (University of Manchester Professor of Geography)

Tim will be exploring how he is able to draw on 30 plus years as a research Physical Geographer to inform and inspire his personal landscape photography. He'll be leading us on a journey discussing how 'processes' and 'scale' are as important to our creative output as landscape photographers as well as our understanding and connection to the natural world. 

Tim's images are stunning and display his deep understanding of the physical environment and I know his words will inspire and help us all understand and consider how we look at the world and portray it personally through our own photography.


Alastair Ross

Canon G15

Alastair will be exploring his deep love and connections to the landscape through his fascination in landscape history and change. Presenting his stunning work to illustrate his journey and how we can forge connections to the things we photograph through deeper inspection and knowledge of history. Alastair is a #Connected alumni and very much a passionate member of the photography community. Come and enjoy his stories, anecdotes and photography.


Spaceship Mark (Mark S Williamson)

Mark is a landscape inspired musician, film maker and image maker who produces compelling multi media pieces driven by these inspirations. At #Connected:LandscapeInspired Mark will given an exclusive first live performance of his new landscape inspired opus 'Paths Are Made By Walking' followed by a short talk and Q&A. 


These three very different approaches to taking inspiration from the landscape are sure to entertain, engage, enthrall, challenge and ignite ideas and passion. As always at #Connected we aim to offer food for thought and start seedlings of ideas helping people see different views, ideas and methodologies to approaching and exploring creative expression.


In the evening of the Saturday there will be a social event and meal at the venue, the meal will be a carvery style and will include a vegetarian option but please do advise on the MEAL ONLY BOOKING FORM the number of vegetarians in your party.

You can book on to the evening meal and social event via the form above. On the Sunday (11th) we are holding a series of bookable 'walkshops' as our charity focus and anyone booking on these gets a complimentary meal per person booked so will not need to book twice.


Sunday 11th November 2018 - #Connected charity 'walkshops' - Bookable and in support of Staithes & Runswick RNLI.

We wanted to offer something a little different to the April #Connected event and something practical where guests could learn and see some superb photographers at work and talk to them about their inspiration, way of working, how they connect to a location, approach and technical skills they employ as part of the photography. With this in mind we have some amazing photographers who've offered to lead / co-lead these walkshops for our guests and share their knowledge, passion and skill. This will also be our main charity focus for the #Connected:LandscapeInspired event in support of the Staithes & Runswick RNLI.


All 3 walkshops are from 10am - 2pm on Sunday 11th November and cost £45 per person with a complimentary meal ticket for the previous night included.



1. Whitby Pinhole Photograph Walkshop - Led by Andrew Atkinson and Ian Burton who run their own superb pinhole workshops

Join Andrew and Ian to explore the enjoyment, passion and mindset of working in pinhole, be it analogue or digital. Bring your own camera along and with the help of Andrew and Ian learn how to compose, see, envisage and create compelling pinhole images. Don't panic if you don't have a pinhole yet you can still join the group to explore and learn the skills involved in pinhole as we walk around the iconic Whitby old town and harbor. It's a great place to also undertake some street photography as we explore the old cobbled streets of this beautiful and inspiring North Yorkshire coastal town.


2. Impressions of Staithes - creative coastal photography led by Paul 'Scene from the waters edge' Heathcote and visual artist Valerie Dalling.

Explore your connection to this quintessential North Yorkshire coastal village that is steeped in tails of pirates and smugglers and has been photographed iconically by the likes of Frank Meadow Sutcliffe and Joe Cornish.

Paul and Valerie will lead you on a creative journey to explore your own personal take on this beautiful village, you will explore personal creative expression and hear about our leaders own passions instilled by the coast.


3. Paddy's Hole & South Gare - Visual story telling and creative expression led by Alastair Ross, Rob Knight and the North Easts very own JMW Turner of the camera Andrew S Gray. **** PLEASE NOTE THIS OPTION IS NOW FULLY BOOKED, PLEASE CHOOSE OPTION 1 OR 2******

Come and explore this unique post industrial coastal landscape of 'The Gare' with our three leaders, all will bring a different approach to digging under the skin of this location to help you become a more confident visual story teller and creative photographer. Whether it be exploring experiential photography and understanding our own connection the landscape with Rob, engaging yourself in the history and culture of a location to form a deep connection as Alastair does or you wish to truly have your mind blown exploring the creative use of the camera as a paint brush with Andrew you are sure to come away with your own take on this amazing landscape.


We hope all the 'walkshops' offer something a little different and a chance to explore and experience new perspectives that you can use to reflect on your own personal creative expression and development as an artist.

To book on the Sunday walkshops please complete the WALKSHOP BOOKING FORM and remember for your £45 per person you will also get a complimentary meal ticket for the Saturday evening social event and will be helping the #Connected ethos of supporting a local charity which for this exhibition will be the Staithes & Runswick RNLI.


*Please note number for the walkshops will be limited so please act early. We will be closing bookings for the Saturday evening meal only and walkshop + evening meal as soon as we reach our maximum numbers or 28th October to allow the venue to plan for numbers and meals.

For any more information please E-Mail as we will be only too happy to help and can call to chat if easier. 




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 (Payment instructions included in booking response pop up)


Many Thanks

Rob & Karen 

#Connected Exhibition


shelly newnham