‘There’s some wonderful work there’

Derrick Hall with Pontefract Art Clubs 36th annual exhibition. (P522A340)

Derrick Hall with Pontefract Art Clubs 36th annual exhibition. (P522A340)

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Artists with an eye for landscapes and still life will showcase their work at an annual exhibition.

Pontefract Art Club kicked off its 36th show earlier this week, which includes more than 80 paintings from members old and new.

The display has taken over Pontefract Museum on Salter Row and will be in place until December 14.

Derrick Hall, secretary of the club, said: “I see people working at their pieces and trying all sorts of new things.

“When the exhibition comes round, it always surprises me. There’s some wonderful work in there.”

The exhibition shines a spotlight on landscapes and still life using a range of media, including acrylics and watercolours, and features two paintings from club president, David Newbould.

The group was able to invest in art materials for this year’s display, after receiving an £800 grant from Wakefield Council’s community chest fund.

Mr Hall added: “It was a welcome addition.”