Opening at WentWorth Woodhouse on 29th May
Gallery opening times: Wednesday- Sunday 10am-6pm.
ArtWorks Together is a new international arts competition which celebrates the work of artists with learning disabilities, autism or both. The work of 9 competition winners, including artwork from the USA, Canada, Portugal and the UK, will be exhibited at the local Wentworth Woodhouse from 29th May to 27th June.
ArtWorks is a small arts organisation which specialises in supporting artists with learning disabilities and autism in accessing the art world. An important part of this work is regular exhibitions which demonstrate the talent of these artists to the public equally to non-disabled artists. In response to the initial lockdown, ArtWorks organised the first virtual exhibition of their artists’ work, to maintain this crucial connection to the public. This inspired the conception of ArtWorks Together.
“We want to galvanise change within the arts and celebrate the works of so many incredibly talented artists with learning disabilities, autism or both, who are currently significantly underrepresented in the sector.” – Kayleigh Cruickshank Director at ArtWorks
There will be 8 public workshops running over the weekends for visitors to enjoy at Wentworth Woodhouse.
Drawing Together- 5th and 26th June
Let your hands dance your way through drawing!
Engage in a multi-layered mark-making conversation led by artist Johnsey. The process begins with
drawing in response to the changing sounds, rhythms and beats of music without looking. The
remainder of the dialogue involves closely observing the detail in the surface and giving instructions
to fellow collaborators. To find out more you will have to join Johnsey on the day, and if you’ve ever
thought that you can’t draw, Johnsey will surely prove you wrong!
Cyanotype- 6th and 20th June
Create your own print in collaboration with the sun!
Cyanotype is a printing process which uses a chemical mixture of iron compounds. When the
chemicals are exposed to sunlight and washed in water they turn blue. Designs can be created by
placing objects on top of a surface painted with the chemical mixture, stopping the reaction from
occurring in those areas of the page. In this workshop we will be using pre-prepared sunprint paper,
and you will be supported by artist Dominika in creating beautiful unique designs!
Collaborative Sculpture- 12th and 27th June
Create your own colourful sculpture and add to the cardboard landscape growing outside Wentworth Woodhouse!
Artist Katie will show you how much you can do with very few materials. Using only cardboard,
paint, oil pastels, and colourful masking tape we will collaboratively build a huge contemporary
sculpture in front of the historic stately home. The cardboard monument will contrast and
compliment the architecture of the building, creating a provocative aesthetic experience!
Screen Printing- 13th and 19th June
Learn how to screen print and make your own sustainable shopping bag!
Screen printing is a technique of transferring a stencilled design onto a surface by pushing ink
through a mesh screen. Artists Steph and Rach will guide you through the process. You will be able
to take your freshly printed merchandise with the ArtWorks Together 2021 logo home, ready for
your next trip to the shops!
The entrance to Wentworth Woodhouse is accessed off Cortworth Lane, directly opposite the end of Clayfield Lane. Drive down the lane identified by our welcome sign and continue past the first building on your right (The Stables). Continue down the road with care until you reach a cattle grid. Wentworth Woodhouse is now in view on your right. Continue forward to the second cattle grid turning right again. The house is now in full view to the right. Go straight on until you see the Visitor Parking sign where you should park your car on the hard standing. For sat nav users, please use postcode S62 7TQ.
By Public Transport
There are regular bus services to the village of Wentworth and train stations at Sheffield, Rotherham, Barnsley and Doncaster, all with linking bus services (some may require a change to get to the village). Once in the village the walk to the house is around a quarter of a mile.
Visit Travel South Yorkshire to plan your journey.
Blue Badge holders may continue down towards and in front of the house and park to the right of the disabled entrance as necessary.
If you have any questions about the exhibition or getting here please click here to contact us