Designed to promote the quality and diversity of contemporary art in the North, the Great North Art Show provides a dynamic snapshot of the region’s creative energies.
On Tuesday, some 50 artists arrived on the doorsteps of Ripon Cathedral with wall-hung art, sculpture and, a first for the show, a video-installation.
The next few days were spent up and down ladders, hanging the art to Wendy Orme’s exacting standards, before the Judges arrived on Friday morning to deliver their verdicts.
Of the exhibition they said; “A lively exhibition that encompasses a wide range of mediums, showcasing new video work for the first time, and work in non-traditional mediums such as felt and stitch work. Once again the Great North Art Show demonstrates that there is a wealth of talent in the North of England and the Cathedral is a wonderful showcase.”
The doors of Ripon Cathedral opened on Friday evening for the Preview.
Guests were welcomed by the Trustees, Committee, fine wines and delicious canapes and had the opportunity to meet the artists.
Speeches were made, prizes were given (more of which, later).
The sales desk was exceptionally busy, putting red dots up and selling the Mystery Pictures, which were kindly donated by the exhibiting artists.
The Trustees and Committee would like to thank the volunteers who helped on the night and to everyone at Ripon Cathedral for making the show possible.
The show is open daily, 10.00am-4.30pm – free entry – runs until Sunday 20th September 2015.