Celebration of Pennines

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A sizeable, magnificent, yet deeply-considered exhibition at the Crossley Gallery, Dean Clough by Todmorden artist Margaret Uttley gives full scope to the complex interplay of (gamekeeper) management, conservation and wilful wildlife on the Pennine moors.

(‘Mor’ is the Saxon word for moortops).

It’s easy to succumb to the expansive vistas and romantic skies but this is an artist testing her skills to the full: experimenting with etched acrylic, scorched wood and ‘frame-busting’ formats in a bid to convey the depth of her concerns.

A series of exceptionally large graphite and charcoal drawings form the keystone to the exhibition and display a consummate tonal judgement.

The exhibition opens on Saturday, October 10 and will run until January 17 next year.