Location: Fletcher's Mill, Dean Clough, Halifax, HX3 5AX

Chloe Stead

Chloe Stead is a visual artist based in Leeds, producing sculptures and installations predominantly from found objects and natural materials.In her practice she explores human relationships to nonhuman ‘others’, namely animals, machines, and the environment, particularly in a time of climate change.

In her presentation she explores art making in the era of the anthropocene, nonhuman agency, and the potential for art making to help us develop a deeper sense of connection and a better understanding of the world we are part of.


Bob Clayden

Bob Clayden will be talking about his photographs and the decisive moment; howhe has come to use pinhole cameras of all sizes to explore the thoughts of time in an image. How can a negative capture more than just a moment?Bob has been taking photographs since he was eight, mostly documenting things and people who don’t get recognised by society. He often works with community groups working on the principal that everyone has the right to a cultural and artistic life. His images have been shown ingalleries across Europe. At the momenthe is running probably the biggest permanent pinhole in Europe in Pontefract and he wants more people to use it.



Parlour by Parley

Parleycreate spaces, projects and programmes to encourage arts and cultural conversation, connection, learning and development. Our services focus on: Artist Development; Audience Development; Space and Place. Parley derives from the old french verb “parler” to speak. Parley is a discussion, conference, debate, sometimes used to bring about truce or change. We chose the name because we like it and because we think good relationships, ideas, learning and progress occurs when time and space is created for quality conversation.