A quarry in north Leeds that’s famously appeared as the backdrop for a number of high profile TV shows features in a new exhibition of artworks at Blenheim Walk Gallery by renowned Yorkshire industrial landscape artist Edna Lumb (1931-1992) and interdisciplinary artist Fritha Jenkins.

Entitled ‘Aggregate’, the exhibition runs until March 28th and features a number of industrial landscapes across the region together with more recent photographs of the same locations taken by Fritha Jenkins.

The Mone Bros owned Blackhill Quarry near Bramhope has appeared in a number of TV shows including Emmerdale, Touch of Frost and Heartbeat and was captured in paint by Edna in a piece entitled ‘Sandpit, Bramhope 1951’.

Fritha explained: “We’ve taken a number of Edna’s gritty, industrial landscapes and given them a contemporary twist by photographing them in their original setting. It provides a fascinating glimpse of how Yorkshire’s industrial heritage has evolved over the decades.”

Mone Bros Director Kevin Mone commented: “It’s fascinating to see how the old entrance to Blackhill Quarry looked all those years ago and then compare it to how it looks now.”

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