R.L. Wilson, Julia Parks, Philip Green & Rachel Capovila

© R.L.Wilson. Ghosts of the Energy Coast. Image Courtesy of the Artist


Cooke’s Studios,


104 Abbey Road, LA14 5QR

Exhibition Opening Times:
Sat 21 March – Sat 18 April
Open Wed-Sat | 11am – 5pm

Launch Evening:
Fri 20th March, 6.30pm.
Includes short talks from the artists & free refreshments

West Coast Photographers is an exhibition bringing together the work of 4 artists living & working on the West Coast whose practices span film-making, sound art & photography:

© R.L.Wilson. Vista (2015). Image Courtesy of the Artist

R.L. Wilson

R.L. Wilson is a multidisciplinary artist and facilitator – primarily working in response to place and space, via moving image, sound, and performance. 

Recent output at West Coast Photo at Dock Museum, Barrow, as Engagement Artist for Yorkshire Sculpture International, and as host of Soundcamp with Full of Noises, Barrow. Work has been shown at The Crucible, Sheffield, Royal Exchange Theatre and HOME, Manchester, the London Short Film Festival, Tate Modern, Whitechapel Gallery, and the V&A Museum. www.rlwilson.org.uk

© Julia Parks. Film Still Courtesy of the Artist

Julia Parks

Julia Parks’s practice encompasses film, animation and photography, often using series of photographs and projected 16mm film. Through this medium, she explores the different relationships between landscape, place and people, often focusing on the west-coast of Cumbria.

Having graduated from Central Saint Martin’s School of Art in 2015, Julia has since exhibited work in exhibitions and film festivals in the UK, Europe and Japan.

© Philip Green. Film Still Courtesy of the Artist


A photographer based in Barrow, Philip Green is an environmentalist who loves the beauty of the landscape but also interpreting human interaction with the landscape through time.

© Rachel Capovila. Film Still Courtesy of the Artist


Rachel Capovila’s cross-disciplinary practice explores the relationship between memory and historic narrative, finding the links that connects us all.  Common themes across her projects are in landscape, heritage and the legacies within our communities that impacts upon our everyday lives. Rachel’s practice encompasses film, mixed media textiles and installation.

Collaboration is a key part to her practice, working with artists, collectives and arts organisations on a broad spectrum of participatory projects. Rachel has been published and exhibited internationally.