Joseph Wright – Cubby’s Tarn

4 Nov 2017 – 19 Nov 2017

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Grizedale Forest

England, United Kingdom


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An exhibition of photography by Joseph Wright, with an accompanying photography book launch and associated events. This work features a series of images created at a Lakeland tarn set within a wildlife glade in the majestic Grizedale Forest, at the heart of the English Lake District.


Part biographical in nature, Joseph takes inspiration for this series from the working life of the late John Cubby MBE, former Forestry Commission Chief Wildlife Ranger and family friend.

This man-made tarn was known to be a favourite location in the forest for John to spend time at. It was later renamed Cubby’s Tarn in dedication of his memory and recognises the significant influences John had on advancing wildlife management techniques worldwide over his 35-year tenure with the Forestry Commission at Grizedale.

Over a number of years Joseph developed an intimate level of understanding of the tarn and surrounding woodland through the repeated visits and time he spent there. In this way he has been able to create a quiet expressive body of work that explores the ‘spirit of place’, and also shows us the regenerative effects of nature after forestry activity, and gives voice to those that manage our forests for future generations and their predecessors that passed before.

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Hazel Stone

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Joseph Wright

Joseph Wright


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