See ‘A Day in the Life’ of Wakefield at new exhibition

16/10/2017, PR8670

Wakefield, Upper Westgate by Louis Grimshaw
Wakefield, Upper Westgate by Louis Grimshaw

Visitors to Wakefield Museum are invited to see Wakefield through the eyes of artists at its newest exhibition.

‘A Day in the Life’ exhibition has just opened showing 24 hours in Wakefield, from sunrise to sunset, through artistic visions and paintings.

Visitors will be guided through an astonishing day with views by talented local artists, such as Cynthia Kenny and Louisa Fennell.

Passages from books by local authors, such as George Gissing and Joanne Harris, add a few choice words to the pictures.

Jacquie Speight, Cabinet Member for Culture, Leisure and Sport
Cllr Jacquie Speight, Cabinet Member for Culture, Leisure and Sport

Cllr Jacquie Speight, Wakefield Council’s Cabinet Member for Culture, Leisure and Sport, said: “Visit this latest exhibition at Wakefield Museum that shows a lot can happen in a day. This eclectic gathering of pictures and words, in many styles and ages, are carefully selected to create an epic 24 hours of art, capturing views of our city.”

The artwork displayed in the exhibition is on loan from The Hepworth Wakefield, this year’s Art Fund Museum of the Year.

Entry to Wakefield Museum is free and this latest exhibition runs until 22 June next year.

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