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Fabulous and free: Great North Art Show

August 29, 2019

Yorkshire is blessed with artist and maker events and exhibitions but one of the very best is the Great North Art Show at Ripon Cathedral. It’s free and it opens on Saturday, August 31, and runs until September 22. The art by Northern contemporary artists is always exceptional and diverse but the undoubted star of the show is the cathedral. The building is a wonderful example of ecclesiastical architecture. So it’s a double whammy – art and architecture.

Ripon Cathedral is magnificent.

A special highlight this year will be a showcase of works by one of UK’s best cartoonists, Annie Tempest, who has been invited to showcase original illustrations of her much-loved and hilarious Tottering-by-Gently strip, which features in Country Life Magazine.

All the artwork is for sale and it includes everything from paintings and prints to sculptures, mixed medias, textiles and photographs. Here are some of the other artists taking part.

Artist Tania Still at work

Rooks2 by Scott Holly

Blue Mountains by Julia Borodina

Flower Power by Adam King









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