Post 13

Work, workshops, worship...and some horses
May 2014

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Late 17th century graffiti, St Nicholas, Salthouse (the church at the top of this page)

I've given myself a notional deadline of autumn next year to complete my Norfolk / Hebrides project. During the last couple of months I've been closely viewing and reviewing the pictures made so far in order to examine the strongest themes and to refine the direction of my work over the next twelve or so months.

The eventual outcomes of the project will I hope include publication and exhibition, either of which may combine material from my disparate locations. The two themes I intend to privilege are (mainly boat building) workshops, and places of worship or ritual. Both represent strong cultural and historic traditions here in rural Norfolk and in the Western Isles, and the recording of their visual character and codes with their similarities and differences is for me fascinating and exciting.

Brancaster Staithe

St Mary the Virgin, Elsing

Ian Duffill's workshop

St Mary the Virgin, Elsing

Harness racing, Brancaster beach

St Peter and St Paul, Salle

Barrie Borwell, Bayfield Brecks, Holt

North west Norfolk, towards Thornham

St Andrew, Thurning

Burnham Market Horse Trials

St Margaret's, Cley

St Mary's, Sparham

North Norfolk coastal path

St Peter and St Paul, Salle

Coastal North Norfolk

St Nicholas', Brandiston

All Saints, Bawdeswell

North Norfolk

Ian Duffill's workshop

St Mary's, Sparham

St Michael the Archangel, Booton

Regular viewers of my blog may remember this image made on Trotternish in north east Skye. It has been selected by the Royal Academy for their summer exhibition this year.