16 April 2008


saltaire...

...on Saturday i went to Saltire to go to salts mill with the mister. it was what i would call a visual day out and it was very nice to explore somewhere new. it is not that far from Bradford and is a little place that Sir Titus Salt created for his workers to live in. more information can be found here. salts mill is the mill he owned and it now features a lot of David Hockney's etchings and other bits of his work. i never knew he did printwork and i very much like his work. there are loads of things to see within the walls of the mill, a floor full of books with a children's books section, other work by other artists, two cafes and a history bit about Sir Titus Salt and other people who are associated with the mill. it was a great day out but i didn't do much drawing just a lot of photo taking but i did draw what we ate in the salts mill diner/cafe. i think i may have to set up a flickr account soon.

1 comment:

Catherine said...

Ooh about 9 years ago I stood on that spot where that last photo was taken from :) I didn't really 'get' Hockney then but I appreciate his work a bit more now.