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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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