The Winter Artwalk created a hive of activity in the city centre. Neon artworks lit up the dark evening from Hang Zhang: Through the Party Ring exhibition at The Art House. Alongside this in the Tiled Gallery was Reframing, Reclaiming - an exhibition of work by young photographers across the UK.
The Art House launched their winter fundraiser - The Big Give Campaign - to support the Artwalk. In total thanks to visitors, partners and core donors, The Art House raised £12K in just 1 week!
September's Artwalk saw the launch of exhibitions across the city, including Dasie Jacob's work at The Hepworth Wakefield, Dream Runner at Wakefield Cathedral, Disabled Photographers Society's annual exhibition at The Art House and Linda Fowler Pathways at The Polka Hop.
27 July 2022
On the July Artwalk we launched an exciting new commissioned exhibition of artwork by Grace Clifford: Going Up in the World over 3 spaces - The Art House, Wakefield Pie Shop and The Black Rock. Also at The Art House were exhibitions - Conversations with Nature: contemporary paintings by Helen Thomas, Alison Critchlow & Natalie Dowse and Sam Metz Making Solid - Unpredictable Bodies. In the terrace space, the Art House's Art & Health programme celebrated works from their project Re-Emerge.
25 May 2022
The third Artwalk of 2022 saw the start of a new free highlights tour, the launch of alabamathirteen's [on becoming a ghost...] exhibition and a special late night opening of The Hepworth Wakefield's exhibitions.
The varied multi-venue programme included MA Fine Art students from Leeds Arts University exhibition Twenty7 at The Art House and Hidden Westgate Voices a project by Ekaterina Sheath unveiled on buildings across Westgate. At the Cathedral artist Saima Kaur invited visitors to create an embroidery of Small Acts of Kindness to add to her commissioned work, and Melissa Pierce Murray shared her new sculptures in Falling and Rising outdoors.
30 March 2022
Artwalk welcomed visitors with a programme of exhibitions, performances and workshops for the first March Artwalk since 2019.
The Art House launched two new exhibitions, Mohammad Barrangi: Dreamland and Robert Broad: My North. Wakefield Cathedral hosted ArtWorks and their creative responses to music played during the Lazy Compline. Studio holders at Westgate Studios opened their creative spaces, and artist Ruth Fones asked visitor 'Do you see what I see?' in a thought provoking display of artworks created though conversations with people living with varying sight loss conditions.
26 January 2022
Kicking off a new year of programming, Artwalk returned on Wednesday 26 January, with The Art House opening 3 new exhibitions and leading a free tour around the 2021 commissions.
A new exhibition of photography by Mark Russell celebrated the river Calder in Wakefield Cathedral, and New College student Taylor Bellwood took over one of The Art House's Makey Wakey spaces in The Ridings, displaying work from her recent project Self Portraits in Cyanotypes.
24 November 2021
Artwalk returned for the last Artwalk of the year, with 26 venues opening.
The Art House flooded Drury Lane with colour and projections of Fred Tschida's CIRCLESPHERE, and Wakefield Cathedral's labyrinth lit up with community lanterns made with Edgelands Arts as part of Light Up - Wakefield Council's new Festival of Light. Outside of the Cathedral, an empty shop glowed with Malgorzata Dawidek's new installation A NET OF EMOTIONS, commissioned by The Art House.
29 September 2021
We returned on 29th September for the last Artwalk of the Summer, with 23 venues opening and 26 events across the city. The much anticipated exhibition Fred Tschida: CIRCLESPHERE launched at The Art House and Neon Workshops' 7A, demonstrating the power of neon as sculpture. Wakefield One was a hub of activity, with Ranya Abdulateef Artwalk commission 'Honouring our Refuse Collectors' taking centre stage in one of the Atrium cases. KRAFT turned their barbers into a gallery with paintings by Jake Mullins and The Polka Hop displayed the work of Rebecca Asquith which reflected how memories change and fade over time.
28 July 2021
Artwalk was back with a bang on 28 July, with 19 venues opening and 5 brand new commissions launching! The Ridings Shopping centre was a hub of activity, with 2 public art pieces commissioned by Artwalk unveiled, a drinks reception and pop-up shop, and 5 Makey Wakey space holders sharing the brilliant work they do with their communities.
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26 May 2021
The first in real life Artwalk since January 2020 saw visitors create their own Wakefield travel posters at The Art House, put their hand to stitching at 2SureThreads, engage in conversations with The Merrie Collective and enjoy acoustic music at Boogie Woogie Bagel Bar.
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In March 2021 Artwalk Wakefield took over 20 windows throughout Wakefield City Centre, reproducing artworks by 61 Wakefield District residents and workers as A0 posters.
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Kicking off the Artwalk Wakefield 2021 programme we hosted our first virtual film night and produced a collaborative film Light in Dark Times.
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To end a year of virtual events, Artwalk hosted its first marketplace, featuring artists, makers and designers from across the district to help our audience to shop local and support small businesses.