Wednesday 28 July 2021
Artwalk was back with a bang on Wednesday 28 July, with 19 venues opening and 5 brand new commissions launching!
With Covid-19 restrictions lifting, we were thrilled to invite venues old and new to join Artwalk and open their spaces to the public again, hosting a variety of exhibitions and events from 5pm.
The Ridings Shopping Centre was a hub of activity, with 2 public art pieces commissioned by Artwalk being unveiled, a drinks reception and pop-up shop, and 5 Makey Wakey space holders sharing the brilliant work they do with their communities. At The Art House, residency artist Jill McKnight launched her solo exhibition Everything Is Still Floating, as well as the 20:20 print exchange touring exhibition being back for another year. At the Cathedral, visitors were encouraged to see and appreciate urban plants in Wakefield with Helen Thomas's Dandelions and Double Yellows exhibition, whilst over in the Cathedral Kitchen Helen Riddle live sewed part of her 7 metre long textile piece of The Art House. A new mural by Mohammad Barrangi was unveiled, and young bands in the Long Division Young Team programme performed for the first time at Lobby 1867.
Photography by David Lindsay.
A huge thank you to all of our participating venues, artists and groups - The Art House, Wakefield Cathedral, Boogie Woogie Bagel Bar, 2SureThreads, The Ridings Shopping Centre, Theatre Royal Wakefield, Lobby 1867, Westgate Studios, The Polka Hop, Cathedral Kitchen, Jill McKnight, Long Division, Imogen Milburn, Dawn Bland, Edgelands Arts, Stationed Observer, Paige Lyons, SWYT Perinatal Team, Zoe Carlon & Hannah Whitfield, Inspire Art Group, Wakefield Adult Education Service, CoActive Arts, Fiona Grady, Beth Morgan, Helen Thomas, Mohammad Barrangi, Helen Riddle and Lucas Smith.