Wednesday 26 January 2022
Kicking off a new year of programming, Artwalk returned on Wednesday 26 January.
The Art House opened 3 new exhibitions - Paula Chambers: Not at Home, Tony Fisher: Only the Lonely and Hassun El-Zafar: Hear as well as inviting the audience to find out more about how they can get involved in upcoming Artwalk events. Amy the project coordinator for Artwalk led a tour around the 2021 commissions, sharing some of the highlights of last years more permanent pieces The Art House commissioned across the city.
At Wakefield Cathedral visitors enjoyed a new exhibition of photography by Mark Russell, capturing a journey along the river Calder, as well as paintings by Jan Parsons in the Cathedral Kitchen. Across from the Cathedral Malgorzata Dawidek's A NET OF EMOTIONS shone through the night for the last time.
In The Ridings Shopping Centre, window's were transformed with artworks by The Hepworth Wakefield's Youth Programme and pieces created during Maternal Journal sessions. 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.
Photography by David Lindsay.
A huge thank you to all of our participating venues, artists and groups - The Art House, Wakefield Cathedral, The Ridings Shopping Centre, Westgate Studios, The Polka Hop, Cathedral Kitchen, Wakefield Museum, The Art Exchange, Woodhead Investments, Paula Chambers, Hassun El-Zafar, Tony Fisher, Mark Russell, Jan Parsons, Dawn Bland, Rob Clarke, The Hepworth Wakefield, Maternal Journal, Taylor Bellwood, ST Photography, Empath Action! CIC and Jayne Machin.