Welcome





Welcome to Labouring the Landscape, a photography exhibition celebrating work created during lockdown by a group of local people from the West Coast of Cumbria.

The exhibition is part of a wider project of the same name lead by photographer Robert Parkinson with Signal Film & Media. From the beginning of the course, the group were encouraged to develop their own photographic eye and interests through a series of “challenges”. These challenges were designed to inspire ideas and new ways of taking photographs. Taking place during lockdown, this process often involved the group working within their homes, and learning to see this familiar space & their immediate surroundings through a different lens.

All of the images in this exhibition can be moved and so we encourage you to have a go at curating the images in the gallery. You can also try some of the challenges yourself!
Featured Artists:
Jacqueline Trodden
Anita Driscoll  
Marina Hodgson 
Paul Benson  
Robert Parkinson
Sophie Broadgate




1. Medium

Drawing

Photography

Writing



2. Place

Living Room

Bathroom

Kitchen

Bedroom

3. Style

Abstract

Still Life

Portrait

Landscape

4. Exhibit

Window

Mirror

Wall

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Home Workshop Chart



This chart has 4 steps to it, Medium, Place, Style and Exhibit. You choose one part from each section to guide you on your making process. Don't worry if you don't have the materials you want to use, alternatives are detailed below. This chart has over 250 outcomes so could keep you busy for a while! The chart was originally created by Robert Parkinson and many of the images in this exhibition were created using it.






1. Medium

Sculpture

Drawing

Photography

Writing



2. Place

Living Room

Bathroom

Kitchen

Bedroom

3. Style

Abstract

Still Life

Portrait

Landscape

4. Exhibit

Window

Mirror

Wall

Online