Artist Shirley Ross from Dewsbury was so grateful to the medical team who helped her beat cancer that she wanted to find a unique way to raise money for Cancer Research UK.
She called upon her many friends in the art world and the result is a grand auction this weekend.
Kate Walby reports:
A businessman from Leeds fears a painting be bought for £100,000 may be burnt because it's a fake.
Martin Lang bought what he thought was an original picture by the Russian born artist Marc Chagall.When it was tested though and sent to the Chagall Committee in Paris they said under French law it should be burned.
But Mr Lang says, fake or not, he wants his picture back.
Chris Kiddey reports.
It was one one of Yorkshire's most recognisable landmarks and for nearly two centuries it brewed bitter beer which was exported throughout the world.
When Tetley's Brewery closed in 2011 the site was demolished - but its rich history has been captured in the form of a new art gallery and museum which opened today. Sarah Clark went along.
A new art gallery based at the former Tetley Brewery site in Leeds will open its doors to the public for the first time today. The centre will also showcase the history of the building.
Artist Leonard J Brown has created a sculpture of out one million pounds worth of bank notes. Her name is Eleanor Ridgy and depicts the poor and rich. It took him six months to build and £300,000 make up her chest alone. She is on display at Beverley Art gallery until 17th October.
Sheffield's 'Art In The Park' are lighting up the city centre on Saturday September 7. There will be street performers, art installations and activities as the city is 'lit up' for the night.
“Maybe it’s a film screening in a high street chain, a comedy sketch in the market, dancing in a hotel lobby….we want to challenge our perceptions and engage with new people in new spaces providing an alternative way to spend your Saturday Night!”
If the event goes well, organisers are hoping it won't just be repeated next year, but rolled out to other towns and cities. Art in the Park want to hear from:
- local creative talent wanting to run an event or project in a city centre space
- artists or organisations that want to put forward an idea, a project or an event for the day
- anyone who has an event already happening that day that could be included in the programme
72-year-old Margaret Harrison has been announced as the winner of the Northern Art Prize 2013. Harrison work consisted of sculptures, painting and drawing, together entitled ‘Reflect’. It can be seen, along with other contenders for the prize, at Leeds Art Gallery until June 16.
Curator Helen Pheby is responsible for bringing the walking sculptures by artist James Capper to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park near Wakefield. She says they all felt a real sense of excitement when they saw the items which they would be taking delivery of for the next three months.
The sculptor who has designed a series of walking pieces of art which are going on display at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park says it is amazing to see his work in the open air. James Capper has built the mechanical objects which he drives around the park, leaving tracks across the grass.