29th January, 2017

PDA Chair featured on BBC’s Countryfile

PDA’s current chair, Ingrid Katarina Karlsson has been featured on the BBC as part of an episode of Countryfile broadcast on 29th January 2017

PDA’s current chair, Ingrid Katarina Karlsson has been featured on the BBC this week as part of an episode of Countryfile broadcast on 29th January 2017.

Researchers from the program initially contacted Ingrid about featuring herself and her work after finding her through Peak District Artisans own website. Filming took place in mid-January and the feature was filmed to tie in with National Storytelling Week which takes place from 30th January – 6th February 2017. A versatile mixed media artist, Ingrid’s work has a strong sense of memory, place and time and her work is greatly influenced by stories and storytelling as well as the ever changing moods of the Peak District.

The day of filming was not without challenges first of which was a heavy fall of snow across the region, however filming in the studio and on location was able to go ahead as planned.

“I had the most unexpected Christmas gift in the form of an approach by BBC Countryfile researchers preparing a special edition to focus entirely on the Peak District the final Sunday in January. The producers were looking for two Storytelling practitioners, one artist and one singer/musician.
I agreed to this daunting challenge and proceeded to work closely with the team over a six week period with a break for Christmas. The producer, Emma Burman, came to visit me the first week of January, so we could finalise location shoot as well as the creative techniques we would aim to illustrate in my studio. Filming took place on Friday the 13th January, with the added tension of unpredictable weather, in this case quite heavy snow fall!

We managed however to get up to our high location of Eccles Pike in the BBC Land-rover, and it looked absolutely glorious in thick snow, stunning views and the sun coming through. The presenter Ellie Harrison and myself walked and talked in the beautiful little wood up there, and later on spent all afternoon working together in the studio shoot. I had the entire tv team filling my house with equipment, themselves, winter coats and mugs of tea; a lovely, fun, hardworking bunch of professionals. I could not have had a more extraordinary and amazing day, unforgettable really, and what a start to the New Year both artistically and personally.”

The image Ingrid referred to during the shooting is a current work in progress relating to Eccles Pike, it will be entitled “Wolf Moon”. The filming took place at the very point in time of the January full moon which is known as wolf moon, a time when anything can happen, and did so for Ingrid.

If you missed the program when it was broadcast you can watch again on the BBC iplayer, click on the red ‘click here’ below which takes you to the episode featuring the Peak District; if you don’t have time to watch the entire episode you can see the feature on Ingrid approximately 47 minutes into the episode.

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