I notice that Abbot Hall Art Gallery’s talk next Monday 2 February, 2pm, is on their series of Andy Goldsworthy photographs. Goldsworthy’s pastoral style of land art has fallen rather out of fashion lately though I still hold his Sheepfolds and Grizedale Forest’s Taking a Wall for a Walk in great affection: they sit quietly, playfully, in the Cumbrian landscape, making me appreciate the art of stone walling. On our picnic walks from Sykehouse Cottage, we still enjoy making a little “Goldsworthy” every now and again. Usually “fallen stars” of sticks, sometimes flags of leaves and twigs, occasionally balanced stones on river beaches. Little Goldsworthys appeal to the scavenger, the creative and the mark maker in us all.
The Gallery holds talks about works in their collection every Monday exc Bank Holidays which are included in the admission price. Abbot Hall is well worth a visit if you are in the Kendal area. For further details of their events and opening times, please click on this link to take you to their website.