Daring to Dream, a show of huge paintings by Kitty North, is opening at Salts Mill, Yorkshire on November 11th 2017.
North has been working on the show for 12 months and these canvases, delivered fresh from her remote Dales studio, are steeped in the story of Salts. Some render the vast Victorian building in eye-poppingly bright acrylic paint; some suggest the Industrial Revolution when the mill opened to great fanfare; some show the cutting edge technology firms whose tenancies have helped transform the place; and perhaps the most moving paintings show past and present meeting in dream-like images.
The show has been commissioned by Salts Mill as the finale to the celebrations of their 30th anniversary: 2017 marks 3 decades since the late Jonathan Silver got the keys and began to fill the mill with art, love and life. The exhibition is dedicated to his memory.
About Salts Mill
Salts Mill is a Grade 2* listed former textile mill – the centerpiece of Saltaire UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is a vibrant space for art, work and life, showcasing a huge collection of works by David Hockney, independent shops and cafes. The mill also houses the offices and manufacturing bases of many local and international businesses.
Daring to Dream, Gallery 2, Salts Mill, Nov 11th 2017 – April 15th 2018, 10-5:30 Mon-Fri, 10-6 Sat and Sun. Admission free. For further information, please visit the Salts Mill website.