HILL

photography, poetry, film, sculpture, song

Hill is the story of one Derbyshire Hill. To tell it, a gathering of five artists will come together. Photographer Kate Bellis, poet Lucy Peacock, songwriter Carol Fieldhouse, film maker Gavin Repton and sculptor Sally Matthews will work with the 'Hill' as the main character of the project, at this point in its many millions of years of life. They will work over an 18 month period to tell a story about the life of the Hill.

The project will launch at Buxton Museum and Art Gallery in Early March 2018.

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About the Hill

The hill of the project title rises to the north of Wirksworth, Derbyshire, and runs west and northwards to join the limestone plateau of the White Peak.

This part of the hill that we're exploring is not in the Peak District, but then the Peak District boundaries seem to have been determined more by industry than geology. Here, industry is everywhere: from the huge quarries to the anonymous cages that cap narrow old shafts from nobody knows when.

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