It has started, the idea to co-ordinate some of the exhibitions and artistic events into the Barnsley Art Walk floated off on a rain affected Thursday and Friday this week. As most outside event organisers will tell you the British weather has a major impact on audience numbers until you have created a big enough following and/or fascination with the product.
The three opening events organised for the Art Walk around Barnsley were an exhibition at the studios of the Northern Young Artists, ceramics by Steve Ellis and some of his pupils at the University Campus and a live mural creation at the Joseph Bramah. Experience Barnsley, the museum and discovery centre in the refurbished town hall, opened to the public and next week there are more student exhibitions at both the Civic and Barnsley College, the offer changes regularly throughout the Town centre which makes it a great place to visit and revisit to complete ‘the walk’.
Exhibition at the Redbrook Studios
If you are interested in what goes on at the Northern Young Artists studio or want to enquire about setting up your own studio space they can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org and the website is http://northernyoungartists.tumblr.com.
University Campus Barnsley Ceramics Exhibition
Steve Ellis will be exhibiting in Holmfirth soon as well as London and St Ives if you missed him in Barnsley and the University Campus will be displaying examples from the exhibition in the Library foyer area during the summer.
First day of painting at Joseph Bramah
The finished mural will be used to promote the Art Walk, including a showing at the Mayor’s Parade on Saturday 14th July, and I hope this will be the start of similar participation and exhibition type events during the coming months.
Rain affected but not disheartened, I am looking forward to many more artistic days and weeks that can contribute to Barnsley Art Walk.