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The Coastline Journey

The Coastline JourneyThe Coastline Journey

Thursday 14 April to Tuesday 3 May

Free Entry: 10.00am to 5pm

Meet the Artist: Saturday 16 April, 12 noon to 3pm

Artist Caroline Riley and photographer Paul Ingram present videos, photography, oils, drawings and pastels, in a vivid account of a coastal journey from Teesside to Whitby.

The Coastline Journey

Caroline Riley and Paul Ingram explore the Yorkshire coast from Teesside to Whitby, reflecting on both external and internal influences and contrasting the physical journey itself with the journey of life.

Drawings, paintings and etchings portray hidden coastal places, and shine a fresh light on the familiar, while showing the finest detail in the often tiny things left behind by the sea. Photographs capture the huge variety of scenes and landscapes. Words and video (made from over 20,000 individual still pictures) bring the entire coast into the room, and convey part of the fun and uncertainty of the journey – while prompting thoughts of lost friends and relatives, and a shared history. 

The journey of life ebbs and flows, but simply being out on the coast for a while makes everything better.

Paul Ingram

Paul Ingram grew up and was schooled in Whitby and on Teesside. He began working in photography and printing in the 1980s, and in the last decade has walked many thousands of miles on the coast and moors, developing his work.

Paul's father was stationed at Danby Beacon while in the RAF after the Second World War, and this family connection is a main source of inspiration. The current work is a tribute to a local cousin who died tragically ten years ago.

Caroline Riley

Caroline Riley grew up on the North York Moors, and worked as a designer in London before returning to live in Yorkshire. She's an established local artist with her own studio/gallery – the Tractor Shed at Commondale. Caroline works mainly in oils, pastels and watercolour. Her work has been seen at the Royal Academy, and at shows and galleries around the country.