Cafe to host postcard show

A touring exhibition of postcards is coming to Wakefield
A touring exhibition of postcards is coming to Wakefield

Create cafe will be awash with colour when a travelling postcard exhibition visits Wakefield.

The Wakefield One eaterie is to host creations from young artists at the end of November.

The ‘From somewhereto_ With Love’ UK tour will feature 180 original postcard-sized artworks created by talented 16 to 25-year-olds from nine cities.

Local organiser Amy Lilley said: “Opening on the Wakefield Artwalk on Wednesday, November 25, From somewhereto_With Love will showcase 80 different pieces of work from emerging artists from across the UK in Create Cafe at Wakefield One.”

The exhibition will stay at Burton Street until the following Sunday. The tour will feature a range of media from drawing, painting, printmaking, photography and digital print, graphic design, illustration and collage.

It will have a variety of homes, ranging from high street shops, cafes, galleries, bars and creative hubs. Each postcard will visit four locations during November, with a final exhibition of all 180 pieces taking place in Edinburgh in December.

somewhereto_ helps young people boost their skills and unlock their potential through creative or entrepreneurial endeavours.

A spokesman said: “The young artists will have the opportunity to exhibit in their hometown of Wakefield and the chance to exhibit with other artists from around the UK, providing professional artistic experience, exposure, a sense of community and peer-to-peer networking.”