Hannah Way: Ceramic Studio Technician

24th May 2024

Hannah Way is the Ceramics Studio Technician at The Art House, Wakefield. In this short film she talks about her work as an artist, her passion for the wheel and how she helps her members find their own way in the world of ceramics.

Filmed and directed by local photographer Simon Wiffen.


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Interview with Tony Wade

19th July 2023

This interview discusses Wade’s recent exhibition and project, Andromeda.

For this exhibition, Wade will bring to life the story of Andromeda, a popular glass figurine developed by the bottle factory, Bagley Glass, in Knottingley in the 1900s. As the town gained popular status for glassmaking throughout the Victorian era, workers began smuggling the figurine out of the factory due to such high demand, and reportedly threw the glass into a canal bed nearby to avoid being caught by their employer.

Catch the exhibition in our Tiled Gallery, on until 9 September 2023.

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Samuel Nnorom: Artist in Residence

10th February 2023

An interview with artist Samuel Nnorom during his 2022 residency and ahead of his 2023 solo exhibition at The Art House, hosted in partnership with the Royal Over-Seas League.

Every year the Royal Over-Seas League (ROSL) and The Art House support two international early-to mid-career artists with a fully funded two-month supported residency, which provides development, networking and exhibition opportunities for artists who have not yet exhibited or studied in the UK. They will also have the opportunity to stay at the Royal Over-Seas League in London and spend time in the capital during Frieze week 2022.

The artists selected for the 2022 programme were Samuel Nnorom from Nsukka, Nigeria, and Madhu Das from Mumbai, India. Samuel Nnorom’s exhibition, The Politics of Immigration and Integration, at The Art House, will run from 11 February – 11 March 2023.

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Makey Wakey – Outreach to Ownership Research Project

16th November 2022

Outreach to Ownership is an innovative cross-border research pilot which ran from January until September 2022 funded by a grant from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and managed by Historic England and Historic Environment Scotland. The Art House was of 5 organisations to be part of the project.

This short film documents the work carried out from January-June 2022, by The Art House and in response to this project.

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Bijan Moosavi: Nasheed Choir (2017)

8th July 2022

Bijan Moosavi is an Iranian multi-media artist based in London who was invited to The Art House in 2017, as part of the Migration: International Residency.

During his time onsite, the artist developed the Nasheed Choir to expand on the idea of ‘welcoming’ migrants. This film captures the choir’s performance of an old Islamic song (‘nasheed’), titled Tala’ al-Badru Alayna (طَلعَ البَدرُ عَلَینا).

The performance took place during the opening of the MIGRATION exhibition at The Art House in Wakefield (UK) on May 26 2017.

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Celebration event: The Award for Civic Arts Organisations 2022

24th March 2022

On 23 March, organisations from around the country gathered via live stream to celebrate the exemplary civic work pioneered by arts organisations in the UK in the last two years of disruption. The ceremony highlighted the 10 organisations shortlisted for the Award and announced recipients, including The Art House as the recipient of the main £100,000 award!

The Award is an initiative of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (UK Branch) and King’s College London.

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22nd September 2021

The Art House and Neon Workshops partnered to bring the work of neon artist Fred Tschida to Europe for the first time in 2021.

Film by David Lindsay. Additional footage by Nick Singleton. Music by James Wilkie.

The exhibition was supported using public funding by Arts Council England. Additional support from Wakefield Council.

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Jill McKnight, Artists in Residence, July 2021

24th August 2021

Everything Is Still Floating is an exhibition of new work by artist Jill McKnight, developed over the course of a two-month residency at The Art House.

The show, which can be seen evolving in the gallery throughout July, presents a mix of sculpture, prints, works on paper, writing, and audio work. Each piece explores themes familiar to McKnight’s practice – feminism, the working-class experience, the connection between traditional industries and domestic life – whilst weaving the artist’s personal, familial and community stories through the exhibition.


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