Category Archives: Yorkshire Arts & Music

Events, links and reports of artistic merit

From Mytholmroyd to The British Library

The British Library is another institution that is letting down the silent majority and failing to focus on its prime purpose as a ‘legal deposit library’. It should facilitate research from the published works it maintains in London and Boston … Continue reading

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Frank Brangwyn’s War Posters and Yorkshire Connections

Frank Brangwyn was a multifaceted artist-craftsman who created murals, posters, oils, watercolours and furniture, textiles, ceramics, stained glass and prints. Among his significant body of work are many items  in the Scarborough art collection. Commissioned to produce  posters to support … Continue reading

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19th Century Leeds Lad John Atkinson Grimshaw

John Atkinson Grimshaw (JAG) Whitby Looking South 1883 FlicrAttribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0) What would an artist want to be remembered for? An appreciation of his or her works irrespective of genre, perceived or intrinsic value? A combination of … Continue reading

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Painter Christopher Bramham

Yorkshire born former Bradford Art College student Christopher shares his surname with a Leeds village Bramham cum Oglethorpe. ‘Christopher Bramham new work‘  from jonathan clark fine art available from amazon and others  From an introduction by Sebastian Smee, the Australian-born  … Continue reading

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More Modern Mosaics in Yorkshire

Four years ago I was much taken by the roman mosaics in Aldborough – it is well worth a visit. Isurium Brigantum  was a Roman fort and town that has left us with several mosaic treasures including some housed at … Continue reading

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Exceptional Dry Stone Walls

Yorkshire and proud of the windows in this home from home. You need to shin up the tree to look at the roof to see if the sculpture is a solid cube. Made from Yorkshire grit I am sure it … Continue reading

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Summat Abaht Paradise in Yorkshire

Something about paradise is the current exhibition in the nave of the Yorkshire Sculpture Park’s historic chapel. British artist Saad Qureshi has created an ‘eclectic mix of architectural styles, from traditional temples and churches to modernist houses and palaces, nestled … Continue reading

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Statuesque Yorkshire

Trafalgar Square has it’s plinths and Yorkshire folk have their  own  Sculpture Triangle encompassing the cultural venues of Yorkshire Sculpture Park in West Bretton, The Hepworth art gallery in Wakefield, and the Henry Moore Institute and Gallery in Leeds. Somehow … Continue reading

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Bradford October 2017

Bradford has a museum to be proud with the National Science and Media Museum. The author and a friend are pictured taking advantage of one display that showed thermal images of visitors. The white eyes are the hottest and I … Continue reading

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York Is Appealing

We all know that York has a wide appeal for residents and visitors but are these appeals really necessary? This is a tale of two art related 2017 appeals . 1. The York Art Gallery If you have £3.6 million … Continue reading

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