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.

For more information, including accessibility guidance, opening days and times visit


– 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.

Watch Video

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.


Watch Video

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

Open Studios at The Art House

28th May 2019

At special Open Studio events throughout the year, artists and creative businesses at The Art House open their studio doors and invite visitors to explore the place where the creativity happens. Everyone is welcome and no knowledge of art is required!

Watch Video

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