Autumn Winter 2023-2024 Programme Announcement

We are thrilled to announce our ambitious 2023 Autumn Winter artistic programme.

The Art House in Wakefield is delighted to announce its Autumn-Winter artistic programme, which features an exciting range of exhibitions, residencies, and artist support programmes.  

The Art House (TAH) presents another exciting season of vibrant exhibitions that proudly support emerging and mid-career artists, as they develop their practice and engage with timely themes that the organisation aims to give space to.

A major highlight includes the collaborative project, SOFT & HARD: Beyond Recognition and Queer Coding, which sees artist and Chinese drag king Whiskey Chow curate thirteen exciting emerging artists who have recently graduated from the Royal College of Art (RCA) in London.

The season will also see major firsts for artists, including the showing of work by Sophie Amelia Gratton, a recent Leeds Arts University graduate and designer. Informed by research-led approaches to making, the artist will be exhibiting a new collection of homewares and accessories, made for neurodivergent women and fem-aligned people.

October will bring the premier solo presentation of new work by artist Ryoko Akama. Following her time spent at TAH on residency this summer, Akama’s latest work responds to family history and examines the fluidity of her experience as an untold Zainichi (Korean immigrant in Japan).  The artist pushes the boundaries of traditional darkroom practices, and for her show in.visble, Akama will create performative image-making in the gallery which will change in appearance over the exhibition’s duration.

TAH also welcomes visitors to discover the sensory experience of being inside of a bubble, through the artwork of Cat Scott. Set in the beautiful backdrop of the Tiled Gallery, her sculpture Inner Horizons invites you to step inside and become part of a magical fluid landscape that draws on wide-ranging ideas from our earliest experiences inside the womb, to the vastness of outer space.

Proudly emerging through the pavement, and escaping out of TAH roof is Cat Robertson’s installation Gigantic Pile. Relics of the Future. Taking the form of enormous man-made earthworms, eating through the ground and rejuvenating the earth, the project explores ideas around our fast-changing rising concrete landscape and the declining of creating space for natural habitats.

TAH is a hub for creativity, and studio holders are central to the community and ecosystem that thrives here. Housing a wide variety of artists in over 50 studios throughout the building, we are proud to open our doors to the, typically private, working spaces of the artists that make up TAH and the workshop spaces that they use. October’s Open Studios gives everyone the opportunity to connect with new and exciting artists and the creatives that you’ve been loyally following for years.

Coinciding with Open Studios, TAH welcomes a new partnership with the Wakefield Artisan Market, bringing together a curated collection of the most exciting independent makers and small business owners from across Yorkshire.

September sees the last chance to visit the first UK exhibition, Room to Breathe, by Mumbai-based artist Madhu Das, and the 20:20 Print Exchange Touring Exhibition, a curated selection of first editions from print studios across the world.

Get ready for the festive period as we transform our beautiful Tiled Gallery into a Festive Makers Wonderland, showcasing a curated selection of talented artists and makers. As the weather turns cold, cosy up on armchairs with seasonal drinks, amongst Christmas trees and lights, whilst browsing artworks, gifts, prints, ceramics and furniture, all available to purchase in time for the gift-giving, wish-list making, time of year.

Damon Jackson-Waldock, Programme Director at The Art House, comments,  “With another season, comes another fantastic programme of projects, events and exhibitions, carefully curated and brought together by the wonderful team here at TAH.

 Our exhibitions programme continues to offer opportunities to support recent graduates and emerging creatives to push and extend their artistic practices and professional development. I am always blown-away by the talent and quality of the artists we work with, and the important connections we make with each project.  I’m incredibly excited to share with you a programme that shares local and timely international conversations but that also supports designers and makers in our region.  We cannot wait to welcome you to show you what we have programmed.”.


For further information please contact

Damon Jackson-Waldock at The Art House: / 01924 312000


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