The photo’s above were taken at Yorkshire Sculpture Park and feature both Chiharu Shiota & Guiseppe Penone’s amazing work.
art& was created by a small team – Victoria Robinson, Emily Stubbs & Brendan Hesmondhalgh working from Sculpture Lounge Studio’s in Holmbridge, West Yorkshire, home to practicing artists, painters, sculptors, installation artists & ceramicists.
Brendan now supports with selection and Victoria & Emily (above left to right) run the main show…with help from designers, website techs, our social media coordinator, our pr company and lots of family and friends!
art& grew out of The Art Market which began as a way of showcasing art and contemporary craft in our local, Yorkshire town of Holmfirth. Our vision with The Art Market was to create the kind of show that we wanted to be part of, as well as attracting artists from around the country, to showcase quality, original artworks in Yorkshire.
We also wanted to create a warm and welcoming environment where visitors would feel comfortable to come along and meet the artists, see their latest works of art & buy and commission direct. We re-branded in 2017 to become art&.
11 years on we’ve successfully created over 40 shows, promoted the work of hundreds of artists and now run a 3-day event at York Racecourse each autumn hosting 120 artists, interactive areas, installations, live music, talks and more.
The art& RAW Talent Award is a mentoring programme which nurtures emerging artists by offering support in business development through expert mentoring, group workshops & a subsidized space at the show. This has grown out of The Art Market Newcomer scheme in which we helped launch the careers of over 50 artists over the past 10 years. Find out more about RAW Talent.
We are passionate about Yorkshire having an excellent platform for artists, buyers, collectors and art enthusiasts to meet & connect and for buying art to be accessible to all.
Our mission statement:
art& create friendly, inspiring & affordable, ‘date in the diary’ events in Yorkshire for the public to ‘meet the artists’ and buy and commission art works direct.
art& supports artists to make a healthy livelihood from the sale of their work; helps launch newcomers into selling their work successfully and provide the public access to artists work from across a wide range of artistic disciplines.
We are really proud of our excellent reputation with artists and visitors for the unique & successful show we create.
If we had to summarize it into a sentence “art& making buying and selling original art and design easy, fun and accessible in Yorkshire.”
We hope you enjoy our website. You can find out who exhibited at art&York 2018 here.
We hope you’ll make the show a date in your diary and that we’ll see you at the show 25th – 27th October 2019 where you can start or develop your art collection with us.
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If you are an artist who wants to apply to take part in the show you can find out all the information you’ll need on our application pages .If you are an artist and need help and support – please visit our mentoring page and if you’d like to find out about our online courses – visit our courses page.
Best wishes, Emily and Victoria.
P.S. Thanks to Yorkshire Sculpture Park amazing exhibitions – the photo’s above were taken in June 2018 at the Guiseppe Penone & Chiharu Shiota installations. We can often be found at YSP, meeting to talk about the show, soak up inspiration from the artwork and the amazing landscape and often eating cake in the cafe of course.