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Artist Sally Turner: New photography exibition at Queen's Mill, Castleford, titled 'Found Things'.'p301c333
Artist Sally Turner: New photography exibition at Queen's Mill, Castleford, titled 'Found Things'.'p301c333
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Fryston photographer Sally Turner has turned other people’s discarded items into art with a new exhibition which has just opened at the Queen’s Mill in Castleford.

Artist and writer Sally has captured people’s carelessness on camera, picturing items she has found strewn along the paths and riverside walks of West Yorkshire, which have gone into the show What’s the Story? which runs until August 31.

Sally said: “I’m fascinated with the things we leave behind when we go out for the day.

“The exhibition is an investigation into the reasons behind all kinds of items which are left lying around in our open spaces.”

Sally has teamed up her photographs with short stories, in which she imagines the drama which led to the leaving of the items.

Each story is presented in the form of a mini-saga of less than 50 words, and visitors are invited to join in the fun by adding ideas of their own on sticky notes provided.

She added: “Everyone I have shown the photos to has had their own idea of the reasons behind the objects. I thought it would be interesting to make a collection of people’s ideas and make them part of the exhibition.”

Sally is also running two creative writing workshops at the mill in connection with the exhibition on August 9 and 16. Visit www.castlefordheritagetrust.org.uk or call 01977 556741 to find out details.