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Hockney exhibition at A Festival of Yorkshire - Scarborough
of work by one of the country’s greatest living artists, David
Hockney, will be staged in Scarborough next year as part of “A
Festival of Yorkshire - Scarborough”.
The Hockney exhibition will open on
Yorkshire Day, August 1 at the Woodend Arts and Craft Gallery in
the Crescent and run until 24 August.
The landmark exhibition is being delivered
in association with the Goldmark Gallery based in Uppingham,
Rutland and is part a full exhibition programme being delivered by
Woodend in 2012.
Woodend worked with the Goldmark team
earlier in 2011 on the John Piper exhibition which proved to be
extremely popular with visitors. Two further shows are also planned
with Goldmark. In April there will be an exhibition of work by Marc
Chagall and in October / November work by Henri Matisse will be on
Securing the Hockney exhibition is a major
coup for Woodend director Andrew Clay and has been described as a
“tremendous boost” for the partnership involved in organising the
four-day festival of Yorkshire culture and heritage in
Andrew said: “We are thrilled and honoured
to be able to say that the work of David Hockney is coming to
Woodend. He is without doubt one of the greatest living
artists and we think his work on paper will look stunning in our
unique gallery spaces.
“Like David Hockney, I am a Bradford born
man myself so feel rather humbled to have his creative genius
represented in this modern creative industries centre. The
exhibition is free so we urge all art lovers to take a look.”
Welcome to Yorkshire Area Director Janet
Deacon said: “I’m delighted Woodend has been able to secure an
exhibition of Hockney’s work. He is without doubt one of the finest
artists to come out of Yorkshire and I hope the Scarborough
community and visitors to the town take the time to see his work on
display at Woodend.”
“A Festival of Yorkshire” is being
spearheaded by Scarborough Borough Council and the Scarborough
Urban Area Forum as part of its arts culture and sport theme for
2012 and supported by Welcome to Yorkshire in association with a
number of other partners including Woodend, The Yorkshire Society,
Scarborough Spa, Scarborough Castle and Scarborough Library and
It is being staged to coincide with
Yorkshire Day after Scarborough was invited by the Yorkshire
Society to host the main civic gathering when mayors, chairmen and
other dignitaries from across the region gather to celebrate their
pride in Yorkshire and the region’s unique appeal.
Events planned so far over the four-day festival include a
Made in Yorkshire exhibition at the Spa, flat-cap Frisbee and
guided tours at Scarborough Castle, a Yorkshire authors’ day at
Scarborough Library and Information Centre, cookery demonstrations
at Scarborough’s Market Hall and Vaults and a special “Scarborough
Sings Together” at Scarborough Spa on 4 August, featuring more than
150 performers from young rappers to church choirs.