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Harriet Tarlo is a poet and academic, working in experimental and open forms on the page and in art spaces. She is interested in place, landscape and environment, modernist and avant-garde poetry, and gender. Her poetry is published by Shearsman, Etruscan and Wild Pansy Press and featured in numerous poetry magazines and journals. She is a Reader in Creative Writing at Sheffield Hallam University.

Since 2008 Harriet has worked in collaboration with artists, producing texts for the wall to be shown alongside drawings, paintings and photographs. Since 2011 she has worked extensively with Judith Tucker, on place-based projects in Yorkshire and on the East coast involving engagement with local people as well as environments. This work has been supported by the Universities of Sheffield Hallam and Leeds, the Arts Council and local agencies.


With Judith Tucker and Annabel McCourt…


Fitties Exhibition (2016) Work on of the few remaining British plotlands, accompanied by public engagement on “Image, Text. Memory in Place” among the chalet owners and holiday makers who stay at the Humberston Fitties, near Cleethorpes. Shown at Cleethorpes Discovery Centre and Contemporary British Painting, Marylebone Crypt, London, 2015.


With Judith Tucker…

“Outfalls” in Neverends (2017) The Muriel Barker Gallery, Grimsby Heritage Centre, culmination of 12 month project on the Louth Canal exploring the relationship between the original River Ludd and the canal itself as its industrial past becomes absorbed into semi-wilderness, creating niches for local flora and fauna in its culverts, bridges and locks.


Seeing Double (2015) The Aldeburgh Beach Lookout Tower Project short residency and exhibition, projection and reading at the tower and on the beach.


Excavations and Estuaries (2013-2015) Eighteen-month commission working on the East coast between Humberston and Tetney Lock with readings, talks and workshops. Shown at Abbey Walk Gallery, Grimsby, 2013; Bank Street Arts, Sheffield 2013, The Muriel Barker Gallery, Fishing Heritage Centre, Grimsby, 2014, Scott Annexe, University of Plymouth, 2014; Hull Institute of Art and Design,


Tributaries 2011-2013: two-year commission working on the moorlands of Black Hill, South Pennines with readings, talks and workshops. Shown at Holmfirth Arts Festival, 2012 and 2013; North Norfolk Nature Festival 2014; Bank Street Arts, Sheffield; CCANW (Centre for Contemporary Art and the Natural World), Exeter 2014; Southampton City Art Gallery 2013-14; Musée de Moulages, Lyon, 2013; Katherine E. Nash Gallery, Regis Centre for Art, Minnesota, Minneapolis, 2012 and Land2, East Street Arts, Leeds, 2012.


With Jem Southam…

Clouds Descending 2008-9 Commission to walk and work on Cumbrian Coast with photographer Jem Southam. Shown at the Lowry Gallery, Salford and Tullie House, Carlisle

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