River Dearne Artist Commissions

As part of our Art of the Dearne project, we have commissioned three artists and an artist partnership to create a series of artworks in response to the landscape of the Dearne Valley.

Aims of the Project

The aim of the project was to highlight the significance of the River Dearne and how it shaped the people and landscape over centuries. The river is at the heart of the Dearne Valley but is often overlooked and forgotten.  The artists’ work raised awareness of the river,  where it comes from, where it goes and the impact it has had on the area.

The Artists

The three individual artists were:

  • Daniel Jones – a sculptor
  • Patrick Murphy – an artist, designer and curator
  • Louise Wright – an artist

The artist partnership was made up of:

  • James Lockey
  • Andy Seward
  • Hayley Youell (pictured below)

To find out more about the artists and their commissions click on the photos below:

Dan Jones
Patrick Murphy
Louise Wright
Hayley Youell