An exhibition celebrating the freedom to be expressive and committing to creativity. Featuring mosaics, hand-tufted rugs and clay sculpture, wood carvings, self-portraits and textile work.
Over the past year throughout lockdowns, the BANK collective of Kirklees artists committed to being creative.
They came together over Zoom each week, to create a small piece of art, explore new mediums and experiment with different techniques, coupled with the freedom to be expressive and creative.
This exhibition is a celebration of that process. From kaleidoscopic mosaics and self-portraits looking at fragmented identity to textiles deconstructing family, visitors will be taken on a journey through changing perspectives, connection, mental health and motherhood.
The artists featured are Abigail Barker, Andrew Warburton, Ella Horner, Harriet Lawson, Karen Stansfield, Louisa Parry and Pauline Leitch.
Join us for the official opening on Wednesday 23 March at 6pm. To let us know you’re coming email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday 25 March: 10am – 2pm
Saturday 26 March: 10am – 2pm
Wednesday 30 March: 6 – 8pm
Friday 1 April: 10am – 2pm
Wednesday 6 April: 6 – 8pm
Friday 8 April: 10am – 2pm
Alongside the exhibition will be hands-on creative workshops for visitors to have a go themselves.
Friday 1 April 12noon – 2pm with Louisa Parry – more information here.
Friday 8 April 12noon – 2pm with Karen Stansfield – more information here.
Visual artist Harriet Lawson and textile artist Pauline Leitch will be at the exhibition on Friday 25 March, where you can watch them at work and Meet the Maker – more information here.
Pauline is also hosting a workshop on Saturday 2 April for anyone who is curious about committing to their own creative practice – unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, this workshop is now cancelled.
UNION is three minutes’ walk away from Dewsbury Train Station or Bus Station. There is no parking at UNION, but plenty of parking in Dewsbury town centre.
There is a lift to the exhibition space however we do not have a fully level access through the entrance door. Please contact us if you have access needs and we will do our best to accommodate you.