Touring Summer 2019 - Grand Union, River Wey, London

Created by artist Jake Attree and Poet Robert Powell  this exhibition explores both a physical-geographical space as well as the real and abstract stories of the people that live, or once lived, within these places. It is also, quite literally, an exploration of the relationship and interplay between the visual & the written word: the boundaries that differentiate a book from a work of art or a series of words from a drawing...the symbols of creative communication.

Jake Attree

Born in York and now living in Saltaire, Jake Attree is one of Yorkshire’s best known and respected artists. A graduate of Liverpool College of Art and the Royal College of Art, he has exhibited widely in Britain and in New York. His work is in numerous civic and gallery collections in the UK and abroad, including Leeds, Bradford, York, Calderdale and Dortmund.

Robert Powell

Robert Powell was born in Ottawa, Canada, and now lives in York. He has worked for many years in the fields of journalism, photography, urbanism, and the arts. Robert’s first collection Harvest of Light was published in 2007 by Canada’s Stone Flower Press. His second collection, All, was published in the UK in 2015 by Valley Press. He was the winner of the 2012 Elmet Prize, and his poems and stories have appeared in Bridport Prize: The Winners(2010), Dreamcatcher, Orbis and The Rialto, as well as numerous Canadian journals.

Work from The Guild of Waterway Artists

Alongside "Small Box of River" we are delighted to be offering unframed prints, posters and cards from several members of the Guild of Waterway Artists.Artists include: Eric Gaskell, Chris Slaney, Lesley Pearson, Dusty Miller, Charlotte Ashman and Dave Gardham.