Bats and vampires star in exhibition of ‘what York means to me’

Stained glass artist Elise Bikker is obviously batty about York
16 Oct 2015 @ 2.29 pm
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Inspired by York

Plastic Fortune Studios, Stonebow House

Oct 16-22, noon-7pm

Pay-what-you-like

Arts York website

What does York mean to you? That’s the intriguing question posed by Arts York and answered by a diverse range of artists in a new exhibition.

Inspired in York features work by, amongst others, illustrator Ellen Stubbings, stained glass artist Elise Bikker, illustrator Sophie Linney, steel sculptor Kimberley Bennett and painter Selina Eaton.

Vampires might not be everyone's first thought when they think of York, but not everyone is an artist
Vampires might not be everyone’s first thought when they think of York, but not everyone is an artist
Toucan play at that game - a terrible pun but a lovely piece of stained glass
Toucan play at that game – a terrible pun but a lovely piece of stained glass

The exhibition is curated by Arts York, a local website specialising in film, art and design, performing arts and music.

Editor Danielle Barge, who will also be exhibiting, said

There are artists from a variety of disciplines, all drawing inspiration from York in different ways. Their work could be inspired directly by an event, a place or a person, or something that came into the artist’s head one afternoon in the city.

What classes as ‘inspired in York’ is up to the artists’ interpretations.

Visitors can meet the artists and discuss the work on display on the opening night (Oct 16) from 7pm until 9pm.

Stained glass artist Elise Bikker features in Arts York's debut exhibition
Stained glass artist Elise Bikker features in Arts York’s debut exhibition