Ripon's Great North Art Show is back

Ripon's Great North Art Show is back

Published by The Stray FM News Team at 7:02am 2nd September 2017.

Today sees the launch of the annual Great North Art Show at Ripon Cathedral.

More than 350 artworks are displayed for the public to see and buy from both emerging and established artists.

57 artists have been included in the display this year, showing everything from abstract paintings to stylized landscapes.

The event is unique as it showcases selections of work by each individual, as opposed to single pieces.

Ripon Art

Ripon Art

This year's artwork includes pieces by Tom Wood, whose paintings are held by HRH The Prince of Wales and The National Portrait Gallery Print Collection.

Andrew Dalton, William Watson West and Nolon Stacey are artists also included int he display.

The selection was made by Richard Hawkes who runs the Watermark Gallery, Harrogate.

Wendy Orme, Founder of the Art hanging, says they are also helping artists with disabilities: "This year we are supporting a charity called.. their artists are either partially sighted or blind.

"They have got sculpture work up in the library, alongside other professional sculptures, so that's a new step for us to work together with charities who support the arts.

"I rather like colour so there's plenty of colour to support the darker and more moody pictures.

"Each artist has a body of work of six pictures, so you get a better, more rounded view on what an artist is working on and thinking.

"They're all so diverse and different, they demonstrate a lot of personal input from the artists, so they have their own identity like people do."

The event runs until 24th September and is free for members of the public to visit.