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Land Marks exhibition and talk by artist Diana Terry

A new exhibition created by profoundly deafened artist Diana Terry begins this month (October).

Land Marks is a new exhibition inspired by the local quarries and mines in West Yorkshire, drawing on stories of when these sites were part of primary industry created during the industrial revolution.

Diana compares the physical scars on the natural landscape with their current rewilded state. It is this rewilding of quarries that fascinates her as she is keen to stimulate conversations on belonging, leading to a greater understanding of who we are and contributing to climate change debate; as some of these rewilded areas are once again under threat from further development.

She said: “Land Marks is a show about place and about process. It’s about how where you live gets under your skin and how through returning to craft processes and the rhythms of making we can achieve a greater understanding of who we are. [I have] been recording the physical scars formed by quarries in the landscape.”

Her creativity follows two years of research, production and collaboration using painting, printmaking and sculpture. The result is a body of work demonstrating how returning to craft and physical making can inform our understanding of place. Terry is keen to engage with people from the local area and specifically her fellow deaf community.

The exhibition runs from Friday 29th October until 15th December at Globe Arts Studio, Carr Lane, Slaithwaite, Huddersfield, HD7 5AG. BSL and other interpretations will be available during the exhibition.

Terry will also host a ‘Meet the artist – Workshop and Talk’ on Sunday 4th December from 2pm-4pm. The talk will be accompanied by a BSL interpreter.

To find out more about Diana’s work, visit


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