Artwork in print

An exhibition of prints by more than 250 artists, went on display at an empty shop at Carlton Street, Castleford. Terry Lister looks at the some of the work. (P524B245)
An exhibition of prints by more than 250 artists, went on display at an empty shop at Carlton Street, Castleford. Terry Lister looks at the some of the work. (P524B245)

AN exhibition of prints by more than 250 artists has gone on display in a vacant shop in Castleford town centre as part of an initiative to bring art into more places across the district.

The Art House has brought work from the 20:20 Print Exchange 2011 to an empty shop at 137 Carlton Street, as part of its scheme Sites in Sight: Art for the Quiet Times.

The project aims to bring vacant spaces across the district to life, while providing artists with an opportunity to have their work seen and to meet local people.

Elinor Unwin, project manager at The Art House, said: “We get the spaces and offer them up for whatever use people want, as long as it’s creative or artistic.

“We wanted to take this particular exhibition on, and this was a nice sized space and an opportunity to bring it to a place where people might not get the chance to see this kind of artwork.”

The exhibition is open on Tuesdays from 10am to 4pm and Thursdays from noon to 3pm until November 19, with extra opening times advertised in the shop window.