It’s been a busy few months planning the Kes 50 Project with Dearne Valley Landscape Partnership. Below are some images and a few links to recent events, including the ‘Kestrel for a Knave’ book drop in Hoyland.
During the course of 2018/19 myself and Anton Want will be collaborating to create a collection of new artworks celebrating the work of Barry Hines. This marks the 50th anniversaries of both the book, ‘A Kestrel For A Knave’ and subsequent film, ‘Kes’.
Working within the same South Yorkshire communities and landscapes which informed Hines’ rich, descriptive writing and deep understanding of people and place, the artists will be engaging with the universal themes raised in his work to present a contemporary interpretation of a changing social landscape.
The artworks will appear in various public locations during the ongoing project and culminate in a major new public exhibition during 2019.
You can follow the project at www.kes50.co.uk
The KES 50 Project partner is funded by:
We are also working with The University of Sheffield and The Civic, Barnsley.