“We wanted to inject some art into the entire city. The first way we did this was through a project called ‘Art and Ale’ where we put work made by local artists up for sale in a Wakefield pub. It was so amazing watching people who wouldn’t ever think of going to a gallery really engaging with the exhibition, talking about it over a drink and actually buying the work. Since then we’ve been committed to this idea that we can get the work of local people, and show it in interesting places, where art wouldn’t normally be shown. The makers get exposure, a wider cross section of people engage with it and Wakefield becomes a more interesting place in the process.”
AMY AND LUCY FROM WEARE
What an amazing experience with WEARE for the wakefield artwalk some truly talented people involved!!
Loosely Based on Babinet's theory of diffraction, this series of photographs by Lighning & Kingleyface and Kate Jackling explores a fascination with light and its effects on different materials and forms. With a focus on structure, perspective and composition, Babinet's Playground is a collaborative attempt to probe the nature of light; its presence, absence and the spaces in-between. [words taken from Printed Pages, Autumn 2014]