Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Navigating Yorkshire

Printmakers Exploring Place
21 May – 13 July 2014

WYPW Exhibition at Art Station (Huddersfield Railway Station)
Navigating Yorkshire brings together new and recent artworks by seven printmakers investigating the relationships we form with place, in order to greet travellers through Huddersfield Railway station with an alternative and personally charged insight into the geography of Yorkshire.
What personal connections do we make with this geography 
during the course of our everyday lives?
How might these connections be represented by an artist so
as to introduce visitors to a place?
How might an emotional relationship with a landscape take
visual precedence over a spatial one? 
How might a place be navigated according to affinity,
as opposed to proximity?

As a part of the Yorkshire Festival 2014, West Yorkshire Print Workshop will be presenting a special exhibition, which investigates the questions above, in a venue thoroughly apt for welcoming Le Tour followers to the north of England. Mediating between the calm grandeur of a neo-classical facade and the constant bustle of six platforms, this venue is Art Station- an exhibition space newly born of the Huddersfield Railway concourse.

West Yorkshire Print Workshop, in partnership with Art Station, has invited their affiliated printmakers- both WYPW members and Printmakingonline members- to showcase new and recent work that will greet the travelling public with an alternative and personally charged insight into the geography of the county. By abandoning cartographic convention and mapping places according to personal journeys and lived experience, the exhibition promises to offer up new subjective means for navigating Yorkshire- to both expectant first-time visitors and to regular commuters of the concourse.
Participating artists are: Gavin Campbell Andrew Hambleton Emily Harvey Brian Hindmarch Amy Hirst Scarlette Homeshaw Michelle Keegan

Saturday, 10 May 2014

West Yorkshire Print Workshop

Delivering new work for WYPW Navigating Yorkshire exhibition
 Context:  Le Grand Départ  In July 2014 the world’s greatest cycle race will be coming to Yorkshire, bringing with it millions of fans and much celebration. Rising to this prestigious occasion, the county hopes to welcome these fans, as well as Le Tour’s riders, teams and organisers, with a world-class cultural festival. Taking place in the 100 days leading up to Le Grand Départ, communities and artists will be drawn together in showcasing all that Yorkshire has to offer- something that we here at West Yorkshire Print Workshop are extremely excited to be contributing to.