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Charts

B/W digital print + litho inserts and cover / Perfect bound
80pp / 148 x 210 mm (A5)
£10 + £3 p+p

Christine Arnold / Dave Charlesworth / Ben Jeans Houghton / Bob Levene / Joanna Loveday / Charlotte Morgan / Maru Rojas / Aymee Smith

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Charts brings together a collection of works that explore approaches to writing in relation to site.

Developed through walks, tours and group discussions at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park (YSP), the works respond to, relate to, tangent from, map, chart, obscure and abstract the site, interweaving fictions, fragmented histories, critical ideas, propositions and recollections.

Based on an 18th-century estate, formerly home to Bretton art school and now to exhibitions of modern and contemporary sculpture, the site’s associations with education, leisure, display, promenade and retreat are drawn from in the works. The project sought to explore and challenge the tradition of the writer’s retreat and the notions of solitude, connection with the land, clarity and natural beauty associated with it, bringing experimental, contemporary works into an ambiguous guide or unreliable survey, a shifting map for imaginary wandering.


Charts was funded by Arts Council England and supported by YSP.