The Final Strip – Harriet Tarlo and Judith Tucker

Harriet Tarlo is a poet and academic living in the Holme Valley. Poetry publications include (Shearsman 2004); (etruscan 2005) and (forthcoming). She is editor of the “Women and Eco-Poetics” feature, How2 Vol 3: No 2 and The Ground Aslant: An Anthology of Radical Landscape Poetry (Shearsman, 2011). She teaches at Sheffield Hallam University where she is Course Leader for M.A. Writing.

Judith Tucker is an artist and academic living in the Holme valley. She has exhibited widely both in the UK and abroad. Recent exhibition venues include London, Brno, Czech Republic, Vienna, Austria, Minneapolis USA and Virginia USA, as well as regional galleries throughout the UK. In addition to being an artist she spends part of her time at the University of Leeds where she is Senior Lecturer in the School of Design.



Work Note

Title: Tributaries

Medium: Open-form poems by Harriet Tarlo, monochrome drawings by Judith Tucker, on paper, framed (80cm x 100cm).

Since October 2011, we have been collaborating on a series of walks around the cloughs and becks of the Holme River. We are exploring the intricate convergences of these tributaries as they run counter to the old roads, sheep-trails and pathways that cross the landscape. Our work conveys a sense of the symbiotic shaping of land and water both by each other and by human interventions, as well as our own conversations with the landscape and with each other.




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