Hard Wired: Exhibition Dates

Artwork: Medusa by Jenny McCarthy

  Hard Wired is an exhibition about technology and artists’ responses to it: How artists use technology in their artwork, the impact it has on their life, how they understand it and how they are able to access it. The artists’ creativity prompts us to think about our own relationship to technology, reflecting on its impact on all of our lives. The exhibition showcases work by artists from a range … Read More →

Hard Wired: Artist Announcement

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We’re pleased to announced the 10 selected artists for our upcoming exhibition, Hard Wired. Hard Wired is at ArtUnpacked exhibition in partnership with the award-winning charity Outside In. Read More →

Tickets Available: Crafting Change Seminar

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Crafting Change Seminar A one-day event, exploring sustainability and craft. Fri 3 May 10.30am–3.00pm Selby Abbey, Selby £10.00 incl Lunch Held in the historic Selby Abbey, this seminar will feature talks and a Q&A, as well as a lunch. You’ll have the opportunity to meet other makers and creatives who are interested in sustainability and craft. Join us, as we dig even deeper into the discussions posed to us by … Read More →

Coming Soon: Hard Wired

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We’re delighted to announced a new collaboration with the award-winning charity Outside In.Outside In works to create a fairer and more inclusive art world. They provide a platform for artists who face barriers to the art world. Barriers like health, disability, isolation or social circumstance. Read More →

Crafting Change: New approaches to sustainable making

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Crafting Change explores how a diverse group of contemporary makers explore issues and definitions of sustainability as they develop their practice into the 21st Century. Making usually means generating more ‘stuff’ and using resources and energy.  The textiles, metal and precious stone industries are some of the most polluting in the world and workers are often exploited, working in life-threatening conditions for meagre pay. The mining and shipping of raw … Read More →

Free, family friendly activities at Selby Library this summer

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Free, family friendly drawing activities at Selby Library this summer As Truth and Fantasy moves to Selby Library this August, join us for some fantastic drawing activities with exhibition artists Penny Davenport and Simon Woolham. Our first official day is Saturday 4th August but you can come in for early inspiration from 2pm on Friday 3rd. Penny Davenport will be in the library both days (2-5pm on Friday and 10-12 … Read More →

Truth and Fantasy in Chorley Library

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Truth and Fantasy is open at the next stop on its tour- Chorley Library. We’re there until the end of July with news of new activities coming soon. Come down to the library to see stunning work by five very different artists who use drawing as a key part of their practice, and who knows, you might feel inspired to pick up a pencil yourself!

Penny Davenport at North Bridlington Library

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We had a fantastic time last month when Penny Davenport, whose work features in Truth and Fantasy, came from her home in Liverpool to Bridlington to encourage people to draw. In fact, the feedback was so positive we invited Penny to come back to Brid in half term. On Thursday 31 May Penny will be working with one of the groups that uses the library regularly and on Friday 1 … Read More →

Meet the curator: Martyn Lucas

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Art Unpacked exhibitions are put together by a small team of people at Chrysalis Arts Development, covering everything from developing the initial idea to fundraising, marketing and installation. We work with different curators to develop the ideas for each exhibition, and for Truth and Fantasy we asked Martyn Lucas to work with us. We asked him to tell us about how he goes about curating an exhibition: How did you … Read More →