Community Centre and Gallery

Main Street, Shap, Cumbria, CA10 3NL

Just Being: People and Places


Barbara Wallis and Catherine Wallis live in Crosby Ravensworth and Leeds, respectively. Our exhibition title refers not just to the essential stillness of life poses and landscape, but also to how making images can be a meditative process, as we discover how we feel about, and want to respond to, our chosen subjects.


Almost all of Barbara’s work here derives from studies of the Cumbrian and Yorkshire landscapes, with their particular strength and energy. For Catherine, the appeal of life drawing is the powerful simplicity of human connection. As part of her Master's degree she is researching life models' perspectives on power and looking in the life room, and their motivations for modelling– she is excited to see how this shapes her practice.


Barbara and Catherine are mother and daughter.

instagram: @barbarawallisartist

instagram: @catherineswallis

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Barbara Wallis

Catherine Wallis

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