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Artist Sarah Hutton to run pop-up studio at Settle Station
10:00am Friday 20th September 2013 in News
Settle Station will host a one-day artist’s pop up studio on Sunday.
Sarah Hutton will talk to people about her artist in residence project on the Settle-Carlisle Railway and show some of the work in progress.
As part of the project, she is planning to visit every station along the line, producing a body of work which captures the beauty of its buildings, its wild and evocative setting and the people who work and travel along it.
Sarah – who studied fine art at The Central School London, Syracuse University, New York, and Leeds University – will also be working on the Northern Rail trains.
To create her works of art, she makes her preliminary pencil sketches in small hardback books and, back at her studios in Giggleswick and Haworth, works these into the finished pieces which can be line drawings, watercolours or oil paintings.
As well as exploring the buildings and landscape, Sarah is keen to meet passengers on the trains, the volunteers, conductors, drivers and other railway workers. Sarah has chosen to dedicate the next year to this project and she is being supported by The Settle-Carlisle Railway Development Company and Northern Rail.
The results of her work will form a unique and permanent record of the railway, its place in the landscape and its people.
Everyone is welcome at Sunday’s event, which will be held in the station booking office from 11am to 4pm. Admission is free.