Easter closing

easterPlease note that Creative Arts Hub will be closed over Easter weekend, from 5pm today (Thursday 13th) until 10am on Tuesday 18th – when we will be running another of our funded workshop sessions, creating clay coil pots (SESSION NOW FULLY BOOKED).

We hope that you have an enjoyable Easter weekend, whatever your plans!

£1 Artdays at Easter!

GREAT NEWS! We are running a series of Easter holiday workshops at both Creative Arts Hub and Batley Art Gallery, aimed at 8 to 12 year olds. The sessions will cost just £1 plus booking fee for a full day (10am to 3pm) workshop. Participants need to bring a packed lunch. Booking opens on Saturday 25th March at 9am, via our eventbrite page: click here

Thanks to the Kirklees Council Young People’s Holiday activity Scheme for the funding!

CAH poster IYSS Easter 2017

Gulnara Vali – ‘The Magic of Inspiration’ exhibition launch

Gulnara Vali is a UK-based artist of Russian origin, living and working in West Yorkshire. Gulnara has gained her artistic education in Art School in Russia and has held numerous successful exhibitions back in her home country.

The beauty of Yorkshire inspired Gulnara to paint with watercolours. The paints “..magically transfer the purity and translucence of the light on buildings into the charming pictures of pretty streets and little towns”.

You are invited to join us for the launch of Gulnara’s exhibition at CAH, this Friday 3rd February from 6pm to 8pm. The exhibition runs until 11th March 2017.

‘NO IDEA’ exhibition launch plus OPEN WEEKEND @ Creative Arts Hub

It’s a great weekend to join us at the Hub!

Why not drop in and see us? We’ve the launch of a new exhibition – ‘NO IDEA’ by Jose Manuel Gonzalez Iglesias, along with an open weekend packed with free arts activities for the kids. There’ll be plenty to see, with open studios and the new exhibition on show, plus work from Birstall woodturners and a host of handmade gifts available to purchase for Christmas! We look forward to seeing you over the weekend.

‘NO IDEA’ exhibition launch – Friday 25th November, 6pm to 8pm (exhibition runs until 14th January 2017)

This new exhibition will bring a riot of pattern and colour to the winter months! Venezuela-born José Manuel Gonzalez Iglesias, now based in Barnsley, creates lively, colourful work with the power to brighten any room. His work can be seen over the next six weeks at the Hub gallery on Huddersfield Road, Mirfield – it’s first showing in the Kirklees area.

OPEN WEEKEND – Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th November 11am to 4pm

As well as experiencing José’s artwork, visitors to the Hub this weekend (26th/27th November) can try their hand at a variety of free arts and crafts and will be able to buy artwork by the Birstall woodturners and many more, ahead of the festive rush. Handmade pieces for sale over the course of the weekend will include ceramics, paintings, collage artworks and weaving kits; visitors can have a look around the studios and perhaps even commission a bespoke piece of work from one of the resident artists. A perfect opportunity to find that one-off, unique Christmas gift, and to keep the kids entertained.


Creative Arts Hub, 1st floor, 51-53 Huddersfield Road, Mirfield, WF14 8AB

01924 492775





The gallery is open from 10am to 5pm, Wednesday to Friday, and 10am to 3pm on Saturday. Entry to the gallery is free. For further details contact mark@creativeartshub.org.uk, or ring 01924 492775. We regret that there is no disabled access to Creative Arts Hub.

Art Clubs 15.10.2016

Another great day of making, and the Halloween themes begin to kick in! We painted compressed paper models in a variety of Halloween-y colours, then created our own arms, wings and other additions, which were applied with the trusty glue gun. At this morning’s session we also had a go at some textured painting, creating a ‘Gotham City’ -esque image using a limited palette. Amazing to think that these have all been made by 4 to 9 year olds!

Crowdfunder appeal – SOUL SEARCHING

Soul Searching: we’re hoping to crowdfund this project – our first attempt at something like this. Having already received funding support from Creative Minds, we thought we’d try a different approach for the match funding. Click here if you think you may be able to help us to raise the funds.

Here’s the plan:

We would like to organise an exhibition of artwork relating to / exploring / arising from mental health issues, curated by artists suffering from/affectd by mental health problems, and incorporating a series of workshops and talks. The exhibition will take place across two venues in early 2017: at our gallery in central Mirfield, and at Batley Art Gallery. We aim to manage a series of weekly events relating to the exhibition throughout its two-month duration, which will be facilitated by artists whose work is included in the exhibition.

Our Artistic Director and curator, Mark Milnes, will mentor a selected group of artists who will have applied to be part of the organising team for the exhibition. They will use a resource called Curatorspace to source artists for the exhibition, alongside websites such as Creative Kirklees and other arts forums. The opportunity will be posted to other relevant local groups/organisations such as Hoot Creative, Pathways and Womencentre. The exhibition will be publicised with press releases, posters, banners and leaflets, all of which will be designed in-house and will be subject to approval by the organising team. Our aim is to highlight the beneficial effects of creative activity on mental health; its use as an exploratory tool and its therapeutic benefits. The opportunity will provide 90 exhibition days (36 at Creative arts Hub, 54 at Batley Art Gallery) for participating artists (an estimated 50 participants), across two well-known local arts venues.

Arts activities will include poetry readings, talks and practical arts sessions. For this element of the project, we intend to provide one two-hour session per week of the exhibition period, offering a broad variety of experiences for those attending. The sessions will be offered free of charge with a maximum attendance of 15 per session. These are most likely to occur at our Mirfield base, though we would be open to exploring the possibility of alternate weeks of activity across both venues.


Image: ‘The Index for Child Wellbeing’ by John Ledger (exhibited at ‘Soul Searching’, Dewsbury Museum 2016)

Can you help? Click here to donate to our Crowdfunder appeal

Halloween at the Hub

With Halloween just around the corner, we’re busy thinking about things that go bump in the night! On Sunday 30th October we’ve organised an afternoon and evening (2 separate events) of spooky creative fun! Join us to try out a range of creepy crafty activities, including shadow puppetry, web weaving, face painting and a pre-school craft corner for the tiny ones. Cost £3 per child, book your place here!