By Greg Dawson
A vacant shop space in the Huddersfield Lion Arcade is hosting art events and exhibitions over the next few weeks.
Yan Tan Tether features a number of public exhibitions that explore how we interact with historical, geological and digital landscapes.
The title of the project is a reference to a traditional method of counting used by moorland shepherds. The system is derived from Celtic languages and is used by counting number twenty before the shepherd would pick up a rock, to represent twenty sheep, and then start counting again.
Each word represents a different part of the project, Yan: Atropelos, Tan: Theory of Concentric Sphere, and Tether: Heavy Paragon.
Each of these sections of the project features a range of artists not just from Huddersfield but further afield, Atropelos was commissioned by the arebyte gallery in London.
Dave Charlesworth, who programmed the exhibition, said: “I was born and raised here in Huddersfield so I’m incredibly happy to be able to breathe some life into part of this historic building and use it as a platform to showcase some of the wonderful talent we have fostered here in Yorkshire.”
Yan Tan Tether hopes to become an art commissioning agency after the project, helping develop the talents of local artists.
The exhibition will run until July the 13th, with live art performances and other events.
For more information, see here: https://www.yantantether.org/