Beyond Here: An Artist’s Return to the Dales explores the idea of being present in a real place rather than experiencing a virtual life. The artist Martin Kinnear sees the Dales as ‘nothing less than a huge secular cathedral, a place where we can be alone, and in touch with ourselves.’ In its geology, landscapes, places, people and weather Kinnear finds ‘reality and honesty’. To him the Dales 'isn’t just a place, it's an idea whose time has come and one we have never needed more than now'.Selected Works 2017/18
About the Show
Beyond Here was two years on the making, and follows artist Martin Kinnear's journey back to a place he loved as a child, but due to his circumstances remained elusive and out of reach.
Originally conceived as a landscape painting project , Beyond Here soon grew to become an exploration of aspects of the area which made Kinnear feel 'present, aware and alive'.
Encompassing works about the patterns of life on the land, people, places and the seasons Beyond Here is not just a visual diary, but an enjoinment to live in the present, and truly experience life.