Cheers... to pint-sized art

Temporary Art Space co-director Alice Bradshaw hangs some of the hundreds of beer mats that form an exhibition which will open at the Piece Hall in Halifax later this week.

The team behind the art space put out an open international call to anyone who wanted to contribute to the project to produce artwork on or using beer mats. They were rewarded with around 800 pieces ranging from sculpture to drawings and paintings.

"We wanted to do something with an everyday object and something that people can relate to," said Ms Bradshaw.

"We really wanted to get everyone involved. The best ideas are often drawn down on a beer mat in a pub."

Artwork has been submitted from as far afield as Germany and closer to home from Halifax Art Society and youngsters from Huddersfield Art Gallery's children's art group. The exhibition opens on Friday at 5pm and runs until May 29.