25th March, 2016

Peak District Photography Gallery: Liquid Light Exhibition

The River Dove is the focus for a new photographic art exhibition coming to Bakewell visitor centre this Spring.

The ‘Liquid Light’ exhibition by Michéla Griffith, whose photographs of
water and light are often mistaken for paintings, will be on display in
the Peak District Photography Gallery from Tuesday March 22 to Tuesday
May 3.

Griffith draws inspiration from the landscapes around her home in the
Peak District National Park, in particular the River Dove. Many of her
images come from a short section of the river which is fed by two
streams, one that runs over gritstone, the other over limestone.

She said: “Form, features, colour and texture are all a part of the
images, but they are first and foremost about the light on the water,
the way that this combines with its movement, and the emotions that this

“The exhibition combines my early love of drawing and painting with a
long-standing passion for photographing the landscape. Individually and
collectively the images show the influence of geology, the passing of
the seasons, the character of the day, the legacy of rain and the energy
of the water.”

The images are time exposures – extended and frozen fractions of seconds
created with minimal processing – which Griffith gives a personal
interpretation to.

Michéla Griffith’s work was commended in the UK’s Landscape Photographer
of the Year 2013 and her work has featured in magazines. She is a member
of professional artists’ group Peak District Artisans and regularly
exhibits at festivals and art galleries.

Bakewell visitor centre manager Don Symonds said: “This exhibition is a
great example of how the Peak District National Park provides a rich
source of creative inspiration – we hope people will come along and
discover some inspiration for themselves.”

Entry to the exhibition is free of charge, it is fully accessible and is
open every day from 10.30am to 4.30pm.

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