Venue: The Art House, Drury Lane, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF1 2TE
When: 9:30am – 4pm
Age Restriction: All ages.
Access information: All information regarding access can be reached The Art House website: https://the-arthouse.org.uk/about/access/
The Art House provides time, space and support for artists, makers and creative businesses to develop their practice. It is a place where artists and audiences of all kinds are welcome to experience contemporary visual art and learn about the practice of being an artist through a year-round programme of exhibitions and events. Established in 1994 by a group of disabled and non-disabled artists, The Art House is both a visual arts development agency and registered charity. Alongside a programme of training, mentoring, residencies and commissions, The Art House develops a range of projects designed to engage audiences in the artistic process and contribute to an essential discourse around diversity in contemporary visual arts practice.
At The Art House there is a cafe open throughout the day serving drinks and food.
Cat Scott | Inner Horizons | Tiled Gallery, The Art House.
Cat Scott creates moments of curiosity and wonder using science, technology, and engineering. Using a combination of light and sound, she creates kinetic sculptures, installations and experiences. Scott’s dynamic bubble installation, Inner Horizons, set in the beautiful backdrop of the Tiled Gallery, invites visitors to feel what it is like being inside a bubble, exploring an inner landscape on a scale that’s impossible to experience physically. From the depths of the ocean to outer space, Scott prompts us to consider whether the universe itself is one giant bubble. Scott will also hold focus groups with disabled individuals to explore and inform future prototypes of her work.
Catriona Robertson | Gigantic Pile. | Relics of the Future. | Outdoor Spaces, The Art House
Robertson’s practice explores architecture and the monumental; ruins of buildings, and void spaces interwoven with the fast-changing rising concrete landscape. Her new large-scale installation for the outside of TAH takes the form of enormous man-made earthworms, eating through the ground and rejuvenating the earth. Using a combination of construction and discarded recycled materials, Robertson’s sculptures can be seen protruding through the pavement cracks and escaping out of the roof of the building.
Madhu Das | Room to Breathe | Main Gallery, The Art House
Mumbai-based Madhu Das explores the impact of cultural and political factors on humanity, and examines connections between trauma, anxiety and belief, and how they relate to history, geography, and community. Room to Breathe is Das’ first UK exhibition that brings together new work created following his time on residency at TAH in 2022, and inspired by relationships formed whilst working in Wakefield. Through the co-creation of sculpture, Das reveals contrasting, yet deeply intertwined stories of the local asylum-seeking community, to highlight the importance of diverse blended cultural fabrics.
20:20 Print Exchange | Touring Exhibition | Learning Space, The Art House
Coordinated by Manchester-based studio Hot Bed Press, the 20:20 Print Exchange brings together work from print workshops internationally. Every year, artists from around the world are invited to take part in producing an edition of 20x20cm prints, and in return receive a box set of 20 randomly selected artworks from participants. The coinciding exhibition features a curated selection of first editions, showcasing a diverse range of printing including linocuts, screen prints and gelli prints. A limited number of prints from previous exchanges are also available to purchase from The Art House Shop.