Rhubarb Triangle. Martin Bramley. Wakefield (2015) by Martin Parr
In 2015 the gallery commissioned Parr to create a series focused on the Rhubarb Triangle, a patch of farmland between Wakefield, Morley and Rothwell that produces early-forced rhubarb. The photographer spent 12 months exploring all aspects of the labour-intensive work that goes into growing the vegetable, including ferrying it from field to shed and picking it by candlelight (or head-torch). This image shows Martin Bramley at Ouchthorpe Lane Farm, just one of the local farmers who attended the opening of Parr’s Wakefield exhibition, The Rhubarb Triangle and Other Stories.
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Words by Chloë Ashby
All images are from The Hepworth Wakefield Permanent Art Collection, courtesy The Hepworth Wakefield.
Genesis (1969) by Barbara Hepworth Credit: Barbara Hepworth, Genesis, 1969. © Bowness. Photo: Jerry Hardman-Jones. Mother and Child (1934) by Barbara Hepworth Credit: Barbara Hepworth, Mother and Child, 1934. © Bowness. Photo: Jerry Hardman-Jones. The Farm (1922) by William Robert Credit: William Robert, The Farm, 1922. Presented by the Contemporary Art Society, 1935 © Estate of John David Roberts. By permission of the Treasury Solicitor. Photography Jerry Hardman-Jones Crab (1953) by Bernard Meadows Credit: Bernard Meadow, Crab, 1953. Donated by Eric and Jean Cass through the Contemporary Art Society, 2012 © The Estate of Bernard Meadows. Photo: Jerry Hardman-Jones.1933 (Piquet) by Ben Nicholson Credit: Ben Nicholson, 1933 (Piquet), on display at The Hepworth Wakefield, 2019. Photo: George Baggaley Vase (1959) by Lucie Rie Credit: Lucie Rie, Vase, 1959. © Estate of the Artist. Photo: Jerry Hardman-Jones. Parent I, Parent II and Young Girl (The Family of Man series) (1970) by Barbara Hepworth Credit: Barbara Hepworth, Parent I, Parent II and Young Girl (‘The Family of Man’ series), 1970. © Bowness. Photo: Jerry Hardman-Jones.Head of a Woman (1926) by Henry Moore Credit: Henry Moore, Head of a Woman, 1926. © Reproduced by permission of The Henry Moore Foundation. Photo: Norman Taylor. E.O.W. Looking into the Fire II (1962) by Frank Auerbach Credit: Frank Auerbach, E.O.W. Looking into the Fire II, 1962, on display at The Hepworth Wakefield, 2019. Photo: George Baggaley Rhubarb Triangle. Martin Bramley. Wakefield (2015) by Martin Parr Credit: Martin Parr. Rhubarb Triangle. Martin Bramley. Wakefield. UK., 2015. Commissioned by The Hepworth Wakefield © Courtesy the artist