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Art for art’s sake

The current exhibition at York Art Gallery showcases the work of one of the city’s great artists. Yvette Huddleston spoke to curator Laura Turner.

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Art Fund grants last year contributed towards 23m of acquisitions.

Picture this: Cook’s last voyage sails back to Whitby

CAPTAIN Cook was already dead, murdered and dismembered by locals, when his official artist painted his crew fending off buffalo on the Vietnamese island of Côn Son.

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PIC: Dave Zdanowicz

Photo gallery: Sunrise on Yorkshire’s glorious coastline

Setting his alarm for the early hours of the morning, Dave Zdanowicz has spent the last year capturing Yorkshire’s seaside at sunrise.

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SHOWCASE: Art curator Lotte Inch with paintings by Sarah Raphael-Balme. PIC: Gary Longbottom

Artists who found each other online stage a joint exhibition in Yorkshire

A CHANCE meeting while viewing each other’s work online has led to two artists staging their first exhibition together in Yorkshire.

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Global view

The fifth Aesthetica Art Prize exhibition opens at York Art Gallery this month featuring the work of the sixteen shortlisted artists. Grace Hammond reports.

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Chris Graham pictured with his exhibition at Bank Street Arts. Picture: Marisa Cashill

Occupation of Sheffield art space set to come to an end

'Art should make you uncomfortable, should make you think differently' says resident at Bank Street Arts, Chris Graham.
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The Unfair

All the fun of the Unfair

As part of Dying Matters Awareness Week, Leeds is hosting an interactive art installation that explores feelings of anger associated with grief and loss.

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A visitor takes a look at 'screestage', 2013 by Phyllida Barlow, part of the inaugural Hepworth Prize for Sculpture. Picture by Danny Lawson/PA Wire.

Is The Hepworth Wakefield Britain’s best gallery?

It’s been shortlisted for the Art Fund Museum of the Year award for the second time in six years, so what’s the secret of The Hepworth Wakefield’s success? Chris Bond reports.

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YP Comment: Hull – Britain’s new capital of art

YP Comment: Hull – Britain’s new capital of art

THE most high-profile award in British arts, the Turner Prize has certainly become more irreverent and eccentric with the passage of time, a trend that is set to continue this year after the identities of the four shortlisted nominees were revealed.

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John Hunt flew away with the top prize after capturing two white-tailed eagles fighting over a kill on the Danube delta in Romania. Picture: SWNS

Frozen in time, a fight to the kill

ON THE Danube delta in Romania, two white-tailed eagles fight over a kill. Frozen in time, it is a remarkable snapshot of avian life that was over in a moment and would otherwise have been lost on the wind.

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PIC: Scott Merrylees

‘Like the blue sky, breaking up through the earth’

Bluebells are a harbinger of spring but, according to some, the fragrant flowers are later than usual this year, due in part to the recent cold snap.

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David Hockney by Pam Glew.

York plays home to gallery representing some of the world’s most radical artists

A gallery representing some of the world’s most radical artists has just opened on one of York’s most historic streets. Julian Cole takes a look at what’s on show.

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Stanley Spencers Zacharias and Elizabeth.

Exhibition: The art which goes right to the grass roots

Artists have often depicted gardens in their work and this is the theme of a new exhibition at Sheffield’s Graves Gallery. Yvette Huddleston reports.

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A woman looks at the "Guernica" painting by Pablo Picasso. Picasso's path to Guernica exhibition is on at the Reina Sofia museum in Madrid. (AP)

Guernica - Birth of the blitzkrieg that rained death on a quiet town

It’s 80 years since German planes bombed the Spanish town of Guernica. Chris Bond looks back at what happened and why the attack was so significant.

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Wentworth Castle.

YP Letters: Tragic loss of a piece of our heritage

From: A Phillips, Gledhow Avenue, Leeds.

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PIC: James Hardisty

A burning impression on Yorkshire’s great moorland

On first glance it’s perhaps understandable how this picture of a solitary figure, seemingly enveloped by jaundiced-looking clouds of smoke, could make for a worrying sight.

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Official Tour de Yorkshire artist Lucy Pittaway.

My Yorkshire: Official Tour de Yorkshire artist Lucy Pittaway on her favourite people and places

Lucy Pittaway studied graphic design at Northumbria University and now works as an artist in Brompton on Swale and is the Tour de Yorkshire’s official artist for the second year running. She lives in Richmond with her family.

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Leeds Art Gallery crowdfunding drive for re-opening piece

Leeds Art Gallery crowdfunding drive for re-opening piece

Leeds Art Gallery has started a crowdfunding campaign with the aim of producing “one of the most ambitious commissions” of an artist’s career.

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PIC: Bruce Rollinson

Windswept land of myth and 800-year-old spells

The famous limestone pavement at Sleights is pictured, above, looking up towards Ingleborough, beneath brooding, leaden clouds.

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Haytime below Ingleborough

Another country: Carve-up in the Dales and other stories handed through the generations

It was a piece of skulduggery perpetrated by the burghers of Ingleton which happened more than two centuries ago, yet it still rankles. They have long memories in the Dales. It concerned a swathe of land on the slopes of Ingleborough, the table-topped fell that has become the most-climbed summit in Yorkshire. Known as a turbary, this was land on which local people were allowed to cut peat turf to burn in their hearths. Before the industrial revolution peat was the main fuel for domestic cooking and heating in Yorkshire.

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