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Pete McKee returns for a celebration of the working class

A celebrated Sheffield artist will team up with fellow artists, film makers and photographers for a major exhibition this summer - his first in two years.

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Pete McKee is returning with a new exhibition, This Class Works

Sheffield artist Pete McKee evokes 'spirit of the working class' in first exhibition since lifesaving surgery

Sheffield painter and cartoonist Pete McKee is to stage his first major exhibition since undergoing a lifesaving transplant operation.
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Record Town by artist Horace Panter.

New Harrogate exhibition of work by The Specials' bassist

US visits by classic British band The Specials have inspired a new exhibition in one of Harrogate’s coolest galleries.

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PIC: Bruce Rollinson

Malham Cove - Stunning views millions of years in the making

Malham Cove and its world-famous limestone pavement is one of the UK’s greatest natural wonders, a place for tranquillity and reflection for centuries.

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Here's why this new statue has appeared in Leeds city centre

There's a new addition to the street scene on City Square.

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Sarah Lucas's, Eating a Banana (1990), from Self-Portraits 1990-98. Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre, London � the artist 2018.

Exhibition examines the art of the ‘selfie’

More than 25 self-portraits by UK-based artists, including Sarah Lucas’s Self Portrait With Banana (pictured above) will go on display at Yorkshire Sculpture Park next month.

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PIC: Ian Day

Path from hotbed of smuggling to Yorkshire seaside resort

From its days as a hotbed of smuggling to its transformation into a Victorian seaside holiday resort thanks to the vision of one determined man, Saltburn-by-the-Sea in North Yorkshire has no shortage of fascinating stories to match its dramatic coastline.

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Artist William Tillyer on why he is marking his 80th birthday with four exhibitions

William Tillyer may be approaching 80, but as the artist generally found at the top of a stepladder tells Sarah Freeman, he is facing one of his busiest ever years. Pictures by Gary Longbottom.

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In pictures: your photos of the Super Blue Blood Moon

An extremely rare lunar event called the “super blue blood Moon” has dazzled astronomers and skywatchers around the world.

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PIC: Bruce Rollinson

A visual winter’s hymn to God’s Own County

With its watery sunlight and brooding swells of ominous clouds racing across a frigid winter landscape, this beautifully framed photograph has all the markings of an Ashley Jackson painting.

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How Hull’s UK City of Culture volunteers became the real stars of the show

How Hull’s UK City of Culture volunteers became the real stars of the show

As a thank you for their contribution to Hull2017, the volunteers are celebrated in two exhibitions at Humber Street Gallery. Yvette Huddleston reports.

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PIC: Bruce Rollinson

Bleak beauty of wind-scoured rooftop of Yorkshire

It’s not hard to see where the Brontë sisters got inspiration for their bleak descriptions of Yorkshire – especially when you glance at this week’s picture, which shows the sun rising above the frosty ruins of Top Withens, Haworth, high in the Pennines.

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Exhibitions Officer Alison Cooper with the Betty Woodman exhibition at the Cooper Gallery in Barnsley

Ceramics from America via Liverpool on view in Barnsley

Barnsley’s Cooper Gallery will this weekend become the only Yorkshire venue to host an exhibition from the Liverpool Biennial, a two-yearly festival of contemporary art

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A WHOPPER: The Big Big Camera will be at The National Coal Mining Museum in Wakefield.

How Ian Beesley used one of the world’s biggest cameras to take intimate portraits of former miners

It was while rooting around a storage room that Ian Beesley stumbled across the inspiration for his latest project – a giant camera, 8ft long and 5ft high, one that takes four people to move and which was built to use film that isn’t made anymore.

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ART IN HULL: Work by Ron Mueck. Picture: Simon Hulme.

A record year

Following its reopening last year, Hull’s Ferens Art Gallery had an exciting 2017, which included hosting the Turner Prize, and now looks forward to 2018.

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Artist Maxwell Doig.

My Yorkshire: Artist Maxwell Doig

Huddersfield-born artist Maxwell Doig trained at the Slade and studied anatomy at University College London. He now lives back in his hometown.

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Kerry Chase with A Jukebox of People Trying to Change the World. Picture James Hardisty.

From Donald Trump to animal rights - the jukebox which only plays protest songs

From a jukebox that plays anti-Trump songs to a giant metallic safety pin from the punk movement, Sarah Freeman takes a look at a new exhibition putting radical ideas centre stage. Pictures by James Hardisty.

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PIC: Tony Johnson

Gorge yourself on stunning scenery at Gordale Beck

There are certainly worse places to blow away the cobwebs than Gordale Beck. The image above, taken by The Yorkshire Post photographer Tony Johnson, captures the stream 
in full spate on a crisp January day.

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Martin Boyce' sSouvenir Placards, 1993 which will feature in the exhibition. Picture courtesy of the Arts Council Collection.

What one thing would you do to make the world a better place?

The Yorkshire Sculpture Park has just unveiled its new Revolt and Revolutions exhibition looking how the arts has shaped the protest movement. Featuring a jukebox which only plays songs addressing social issues and an installation of Ban the Bomb placards, ahead of its opening we asked writers, curators, poets, directors and photographers how they would make the world a better place in 2018.

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PRAISE: Hull's City of Culture created community cohesion on a local, national and global level.

Yvette Huddleston: Hull’s fantastic year as City of Culture

The fact that it kicked off with the inauguration of President Trump in January was not a good omen.

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