Arts

Arts

Video: Meet the Yorkshire artist inspired by superstition, folklore and old wives’ tales

You may want to put a lemon under your chair after visiting Alice Pattullo’s exhibition at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park. Sharon Dale reveals why.

News 2
Bill Dinsdale looks at a new exhibition opened in Salts Mill showing David Hockney's work in Gallery 2 to celebrate the artist's 80th birthday.  PIC: Tony Johnson

30 years of new life at Bradford’s Salts Mill celebrated

IT’S a big year for Salts Mill. It is 30 years since Jonathan Silver got the keys to the redundant space and began turning into a spectacular setting for art and shopping.

News
FLOATING ART: A new art project for woman takes place on the canal at Shepley Bridge, Mirfield.

Art on the water

An unusual contemporary art project for women, taking place on a narrowboat moored in West Yorkshire, began this week and runs through the summer.

Arts
Sheep grazing at the top of Rosedale Chimney Bank.

Pastoral scene that owes a debt to shock and ore

With its lush rolling hillsides in the background and sheep contentedly grazing on the pasture, this rural setting looks every inch a scene of beatific serenity.

Analysis
PLACE OF REFUGE:  Marketa Luskacovas Children Kissing, Chiswick Womens Aid, London 1977. Picture: MARKETA LUSKACOVA

Treading softly

Yorkshire Sculpture Park’s new exhibition Tread Softly explores family, memory and identity. Yvette Huddleston reports.

Arts
Frieda Hughes poses in front of her piece, 400 Days, at Chichester Cathedral.

400 paintings that nearly drove me up the wall, by Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes’ daughter

AN unusual collection of 400 paintings created in as many days by the poet and artist Frieda Hughes went on display yesterday at Chichester Cathedral.

Exhibitions
ARTWORK: Part of Susan Aldworth's exhibition The Dark Self,Picture James Hardisty.

Sweet dreams

A striking, thought-provoking new exhibition at York St Mary’s explores sleep, dreams, consciousness and identity. Yvette Huddleston reports.

Arts
PIC: James Hardisty

Picture Post: Hull sails into history in year as City of Culture

In the last six months, as Hull embraces it’s status as UK City of Culture its residents have got used to unusual happenings. Earlier this year and in the middle of the night, an art installation made from wind turbine blades arrived outside the Ferens Art Gallery.

News
Lauren Child, pictured at her unveiling ceremony in Hull this week. (PA).

The new Children’s Laureate - why reading is more than just child’s play

Lauren Child was unveiled as the new Children’s Laureate this week. She talked to Chris Bond about her early influences and why a passion for reading early on stays with you for life.

Analysis
Curator Jeanine Griffin with works by Ryan Mosley. Picture by Scott Merrylees

Sheffield gallery goes with the flow to celebrate contemporary art

A collection of paintings, sculptures, video, photography and soundscapes by emerging and established Sheffield artists has been unveiled before going on public display tomorrow.

Exhibitions
Sarah Coulson, curator at Yorkshire Sculpture Park. Picture by Jonty Wilde.

My Yorkshire: Yorkshire Sculpture Park curator Sarah Coulson on her favourite people and places

Sarah Coulson has worked at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, near Wakefield, since 2000, where she now holds the position of curator. Born in Halifax, she lives in Highburton with her two children, aged 14 and 11.

Analysis
Curator Robin Diaper with an amplification horn mistaken by one child as a device for making crumpets, on show as part of Bill Baileys Cabinet of Curiosities exhibition at Hull Maritime Museum.  Picture by Tony Johnson.

Hull museum drafts in comedian Bill Bailey for new exhibition

Today we might write it off as a vanity project, but to Sir William Constable, it was a window of wonder on to everything in the known world.

Exhibitions
THRIVING: Leeds city Art Gallery will re-open this autumn.

A city high in culture

This week Leeds was named by the Lonely Planet Guide as one of the top cities to visit in Europe in 2017.

Arts
A world of art

A world of art

The Yorkshire Sculpture Park has welcomed another work by a leading international artist as part of the Park’s 40th anniversary celebrations this year.

Arts
PASTORAL: A Garden 1869, featured in Albert Moore: Of Beauty and Aesthetics.

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.

Arts
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.

News
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.

News
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.

News
Global view

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.

Arts
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.
News
Load more