Horizons by John Wright – looking to the future -inspired by the past

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June 13 – August 14 2021

An idea developed during long days of lockdown – local walks in a landscape dominated by Pendle Hill and a constant presence of Blacko Tower gave time to photographic artist John Wright to organise  his thoughts and images gathered over time.

This presentation was an attempt to share a greeting with communities of Ribble Valley, linked to a tribute to Jonathan Stansfield who, over 100 years ago wanted to create a landmark tower on a hill in Blacko with the original idea being to go sufficiently high to get a view into Ribblesdale.

The material on view attempted to capture his spirit of determination through photographs,  stories and tributes gathered along the way.

A midsummer greeting to celebrate and enjoy !

John said: “The privilege of a professional life working with children of primary school age gave me the determination to acquire new skills in retirement and find ways of sharing these with others.
“Opportunities to follow new learning in higher education opened doors to develop ideas in a digital world.
A chance encounter with Julie of Gallery on the Green led to me being invited to share my work in an original way.”
A section of the exhibition

A section of the exhibition