Wakefield Artwalk - 30 May 2018

30.05.2018 to 30.05.2018

Join us for another exciting Wakefield Artwalk on Wednesday 30 May, 17:00-21:00!

The Art House are pleased to present an exhibition of new work from Artist in Residence, Yelena Popova, alongside installations from several of other artists, including members and studio holders. 


Exhibitions are free to attend and all are welcome.



Yelena Popova: Townlets

Yelena Popova is a USSR born artist, based at Primary in Nottingham who typically works with painting installations and video. For her residency at The Art House, her practice takes a participatory turn. Inspired by Klaus Fuchs, a ‘nuclear spy’ who spent 9 years in HM Prison Wakefield, she will develop a lawn/gallery floor game that visitors will be encouraged to interact with. 

Yelena is living and working at The Art House throughout May 2018. Her residency will conclude with an exhibition of work created during her time in Wakefield. The exhibition, entitled Townlets will launch in the main gallery during Wakefield's Artwalk on Wednesday 30 May 2018, 17:00-21:00 and will continue until Friday 13 July 2018. 

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Jason Wilsher-Mills: 1995 Disability Discrimination Act

An opportunity to see touring work by digital artist and painter Jason Wilsher-Mills, on display at The Art House. The artist presents a commemorative banner to the 1995 Disability Discrimination Act, using humour and snapshots from his life to celebrate the changes for the better and signal the changes still needed.



The 1995 DDA Banner was commissioned by the House of Commons and is kindly on

loan from Shape Arts to The Art House, Wakefield.



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One to One Development Trust: Surround

One to One Development Trust are inviting 6 artists/creative practitioners living or working in Wakefield to create a work of digital art around the teme of "hidden spaces" using Virtual Reality (VR) painting software. Sessions will take place on Artwalk day at different time slots throughout the day/evening.

No experience is necessary, just an interest in exploring playful ideas and physically creating them in VR. 


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Long Division presents...

Are you becoming who you thought you were going to be?

As part of the larger project of “Grassy Slag Heaps”, taking place in Wakefield until September 2018, and in response to A Manifesto for a New Wakefield, Nicholas & Alexandra Vaughan takeover of an empty wall in town. On it, a long strip of etching, a landscape cross section of Wakefield, an artistic view travelling through its past, present, and future. An invitation for walkers-by to take stock and ask of themselves and of the city: Are you becoming who you thought you were going to be?

Nicholas Vaughan is a visual artist with a varied practice from sculpture to drawing and installations, often developing fictional texts to illustrate his artwork.

Alexandra Vaughan is a creative freelancer who has project manged art exhibitions and artists round tables. She loves dabbling with words.

See the work on the external wall of The Art House on Mulberry Way.


Where do we go from here?

“When change is on the horizon it is up to you – no one else, YOU – to decide what to do. You either can grab it with both hands and embrace it, or just do nothing and let it pass you by.”

Where Do We Go From Here? will consist of 2 short performances repeated throughout the day in familiar Wakefield City Centre locations. Each piece will bring a focus on pivotal moments of change in everyday situations. You are invited to gather round and watch and listen as conversations unfold and decisions are made.

Preview their performance at The Art House at 7pm during the Artwalk ahead of their performances on Saturday 2nd June at Long Division Festival. 

These commissions are part of…

A Manifesto For A New Wakefield” is an Arts Council funded project conceived and delivered by Long Division. Working with thirteen Wakefield based artists across multiple mediums, the project seeks to celebrate the new and the local and in doing so explore a future for grassroots creativity in the city. The 13 pieces of work will be debuted during Long Division Festival (beginning with Wakefield Artwalk) and be later compiled into a printed book alongside work and articles exploring Long Division’s wider vision that will lead into 2019s festival.

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2018 marks the 10 year anniversary of the Artwalk and the city's arts venues are primed to celebrate. Join us for a truly exciting year of art activity!


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