Fancy having your work on show at Batley Art Gallery from mid-September onwards? Here’s the entry form:
Join us for the 2nd Mirfield Arts Festival, a celebration of all things creative across multiple venues in the town centre. At the Hub we’ll be open from 10.30am to 4pm on both Saturday and Sunday (15th/16th July), and here’s what you can see & do:
Saturday: Robots, Rockets & Lunar Landscapes – design and create your own junk sculpture models on a space theme, and make stunning planetary backdrops to display them against.
Sunday: Enterprises and X-Wings – with expert help from our artists, create your favourite spaceships from the movies! Be it the Starship Enterprise, the Millennium Falcon, Tie Fighters or Klingon Birds of Prey, we’ll help you to make a galaxy of famous vehicles using pre-cut parts. Then, using bags of imagination, you can customise your ships with some extra special touches! Workshops are FREE – no booking necessary.
Exhibitions and open studios:
7th July to 12th August ‘Engage in Colour’ – an exhibition by ARTbound ‘This exhibition aims to enhance the beauty in abstractions, with no common theme other than to push the artist’s creative limits and visually appeal to the audiences mind’. Browse some of our open studios and find out what’s new with our artists, including a pop-up ‘creative cafe’ in the Juko Designs studio.
PLUS: Canadian artist Emei Ma will present a new series of works based on the Star Trek universe. This will comprise a series of 5 hand carved commemorative wood spoons. Each one will have a emblem reaching out from semi-spherical “bowls” that loosely represent planets, and feature Starfleet and other Trek emblems.
A bookable Arts Award Discover opportunity, young artists can book to complete this entry level course over the Saturday and Sunday of the festival weekend (12pm to 4pm both days). Book here
Please 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!
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!
Don’t delay – call Batley Library on 01484 414868 to book your FREE place at these funded sessions, provided by Batley Can and supported by the Kirklees Arts in the Neighbourhood scheme. Full details in the flyers below:
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.
We’re spending a couple of weeks re-painting the gallery space. Though our art clubs will continue to run as normal, there’ll be no exhibition on display until 3rd February 2017 – when we will re-open with a new exhibition by Gulnara Vali.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or ring 01924 492775. We regret that there is no disabled access to Creative Arts Hub.
A small group, but focused … today we made our own characterful money boxes. Christmas crept in with Lyla’s fab snowman; Alex made a very sweet cat; Flynn created a fantastically detailed drawing which became a submarine model; and Alice’s colourful Robin has bags of charm! A most enjoyable afternoon 🙂
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!