Favourite summer holiday spots to feature in new show at Wakefield Cathedral

Wakefield Cathedral hopes people will share their favourite Summer holiday images to create an art show to run alongside a popular art exhibition.

Local artist Tony Wade’s show called Boundary – a series of 60 paintings that represent a complete view of the Wakefield District boundary  - is coming back to the cathedral from August and will again be displayed around the labyrinth to encourage visitors to get involved with the journey the artist made.

To run alongside that, the cathedral is teaming up with Tony to create Favourite Places: Favourite Journeys a gallery made up of people’s photos and postcards hanging in the nave featuring their special places or journeys with a short explanation of why that place matters.

He said: “I'm excited to bring Boundary back to Wakefield Cathedral and really pleased it made a connection with so many people when it was here last.

“I think it's important we remember and celebrate journeys and places that mean something to us and I'm looking forward to reading about journeys others have made and displaying them in the cathedral,’ he added.

Favourite Places: Favourite Journeys starts next month and the hope is people will build it  by sending postcards and photos from their summer holidays.

There will also be blank postcards available in the cathedral for visitors to fill in throughout the summer with pictures and words. 

The Dean of Wakefield, the Very Revd Simon Cowling said: “We've seen some really interesting submissions.

"Mine is the holiday journey we have taken for the last nine years from Ullapool in the highlands of Scotland, driving up the coast to cath the boat to Orkney.

"The majesty of the landscape brings you closer in touch with creation. It is simply stunning.

"All of us have places and journeys that are special to us, and we are looking forward to hearing from you about your own special places and journeys and adding them to our gallery over the summer. 

“We like to think that Wakefield Cathedral becomes a special place for everyone who visits and look forward to seeing you at this unique exhibition.”

Both exhibitions will open on Saturday, August 3. Tony Wade's Boundary exhibition will run until Saturday, August 17 and the Favourite Places Show will run until September.

 

HOW TO TAKE PART:

SEND either a photo or postcard from your favourite place – you can include a line of text saying why if you wish (not compulsory) 

It is your responsibility to make sure you have the permission of everyone in the photo before you share it. 

Please be aware we cannot be return hard copies

Email to Admin [at] wakefield-cathedral.org.uk with Favourite Places in the subject line.

Post to Favourite Places, Wakefield Cathedral, Cathedral Centre, 8-10 Westmorland Street, Wakefield, WF1 1PJ or simply hand and into the shop or the Cathedral Centre.  

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