Abbey House Garden Flowers

Mindy Goose

Abbey Flowers

Saturday 21stJuly – Gatehouse Café

Sunday 22ndJuly – Walled Garden

“One of my favourite things is walking with my dog. With my camera phone always in my pocket, I find myself taking photos of nature, whilst he is sniffing amongst the roots. Spring always pleases me, I never tire of looking at the plants and watching them go from bare branches into blossom, fascinated by the process. I love this time of year, and discovering the names of the plants; finding tiny guests sitting on petals; the gorgeous burst of colour; the fragrance permeating the air. Spring must brighten even the darkest winter hardened soul.

All these photographs were taken with my iPhone in the Kirkstall Abbey parklands and Abbey House museum walled garden.”

Mindy Goose is a skilled arts project manager, community learning tutor and artist, she is involved in facilitating creative workshops and leading photographic group projects. Involving people is a big part of her work ethic. Working with learning disabilities, mental health, adults and children.

Mindy also volunteers for several community organisations, including Kirkstall Valley Community Association – she is editor for Kirkstall Matters, Bramley Elderly Action, Pyramid of Arts, and Love Arts Festival.

Mindy’s fine art practice looks at walking as art. Inspired by the Becher’s typologies, her collections of observations uncover the journeys she takes, the paths she frequently walks, and the flux in which nature exists. She is concerned with how our environments connect to us, and what that means for a person with a disability.

Find out more about her work on her website: