Art in the Churches
Last summer, the North East Area, working with our Wensleydale, Hambleton and North Yorks & South Durham societies, supported an exhibition of contemporary art works staged in seven different villages in the Yorkshire Dales. The exhibition was a huge success, not only in drawing people from across Britain into some little visited churches, but also in introducing village children to contemporary art and the artists who created the works they were seeing.
We were delighted to learn that the project was a winner of the National Churches Trust Community Award 2019, presented at the Mercers Hall in the City of London on 15th November 2019. These awards celebrate people who have had great ideas for using churches, have contributed significantly to the sustainability of church buildings, or who have helped their local community through or in their church building with exceptional dedication and kindness. Those nominated came from Scotland, Herefordshire, Somerset, Wales, London, Northern Ireland and North Yorkshire.
Scilla Kealy, a member of The Arts Society Wensleydale and one of the dedicated Sculpt team writes ‘We felt very proud to be winners at the Mercers’ Hall ceremony on 15th November!’