About us

The words below tell you how we started, but now we’re focusing on organising events in and about the Deershelter Skyspace, helping people be there when the exciting changes happen. Our Facebook Page click here has quicker moving responses and the website follows along behind and consolidates.

It all began in 2007 after some Quakers had been invited to the grand opening of the Deer Shelter Skyspace.  The canapés were great, we shook James Turrell’s hand (see pic below) and we liked the 9 minute film in the goody bag. We ran an event at sundown in the Skyspace chamber and then we found we wanted to make a film with a different focus –  on how people experienced the Skyspace and reacted to it. So, with the help of Yorkshire Sculpture Park, we did.  It was the man in the Co-operative Bank who invented our Yorkshire Quaker Arts Project name to go on the bank account. So, if we’ve time, we’ll try anything that is to do with Yorkshire, Quakers, Art, or a project, any or all of those, something that changes the way we look at things.

James Turrell in the light

 We are Susan, Helen, Matt and Tru and you’ll find each of us somewhere in the pictures throughout the site.   Susan, Helen and Tru do the creative and admin and Matt does the technical video stuff. We’re also pleased to welcome Gil Skidmore onto the team to help with the study session in March 2014. Technically we’re a not for profit partnership (profit, what profit?). So we’re grateful for financial help from Quaker Outreach in Yorkshire.

Jan Scott Nelson made and supports this site and we enjoy working it with her.