FRED TSCHIDA: CIRCLESPHERE
22nd September 2021
The Art House and Neon Workshops have partnered to bring the work of neon artist Fred Tschida to Europe for the first time.
CIRCLESPHERE marks ten years since Neon Workshops was established in Wakefield, and 20 years since its founder – artist Richard William Wheater – was introduced to Fred Tschida’s alternative explorations in neon, as his student at Alfred University.
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– Film by David Lindsay.
Additional footage by Nick Singleton.
Music by James Wilkie.
The exhibition is a partnership between The Art House and Neon Workshops, supported using public funding by Arts Council England. Additional support from Wakefield Council.
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.
A Gift from The Art House
22nd December 2020
A collaborative project that celebrates creativity and brings us together through art! In December 2020 one thousand Gift Boxes were created by artists and distributed to children throughout Wakefield.Watch Video
Studio of Sanctuary Printmakers
23rd April 2020
What is the Studio of Sanctuary? How and why do people get involved in the project?
Find out more about the UK’s first Studio of Sanctuary, in the words of our print workshop participants.Watch Video
Cole Ndelu & Dimple B. Shah: ROSL Artists in Residence, Autumn 2019
25th November 2019
The annual ROSL International Residency with The Art House invites two early career artists living and working in commonwealth countries for an eight week residency in UK, between London and Wakefield.
This year Cole Ndelu and Dimple B. Shah were selected by a panel of curators and professionals from ROSL, The Art House, The Tetley and Yorkshire Sculpture Park.Watch Video
Laura Yuile, Artists in Residence, July 2019
21st August 2019
London-based sculptor Laura Yuile was in residence at The Art House throughout July 2019. A Brick Tunnel with a Concrete Floor (on display from 01 August to 12 October 2019), presents new works by Laura Yuile alongside works from the Arts Council Collection. Curated by Lauren Velvick.Watch Video
Studio of Sanctuary Print Workshops at The Art House
2nd July 2019
As part of Refugee Week, The Art House teamed up with The Tudor Trust to run some family friendly print workshops in their professional print studio.Watch Video
Open Studios at The Art House
28th May 2019
Tony Heaton: Artist in Residence, March 2019
1st May 2019
Artist and disability rights activist Tony Heaton was in residence at The Art House between 04 – 29 March 2019. Altered, an exhibition of work produced during this time is on display from 28 March – 18 May 2019.Watch Video