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Impressions Gallery


Impressions on tour: Sharpe's Wood at St James's University Hospital, Leeds

Wed, 14th Apr, 2010

Exhibition on tour 14 April to 14 July 2010

Ever since she can remember, Bradford born photographer Liza Dracup has been fascinated by the mystery of the woods and what she describes as the “fear and curiosity of both night and woodland…and childhood experiences associated with myth and memory”. In this new body of work, Dracup has chosen to explore her intimate knowledge of a woodland space on the outskirts of a city.

Dracup has said that the fear she experiences when going out to work at night is a driving force and a reason to return time and time again to photograph in these woods. Sharpe’s Wood offers us an alternative reality which is situated, as she says, “on the edge of the real”.

Visitor Information

The exhibition can be viewed between 8.00am to 8.00pm, Monday to Friday.

The Atrium Gallery
Bexley Wing
St James's Institute of Oncology
Beckett Street
, LS9 7TF
Enquiries call 0113 392 3941 or email

Click here for more information and directions to St James University Hospital.


Exhibition for The Atrium Gallery programmed by Tonic for the Bexley Wing Arts Programme and funded by the Yorkshire Cancer Centre Appeal.

Sharpe’s Wood was commissioned by Impressions Gallery, click here to read more. To find out more about Liza Dracup and her work, please visit her website at