Art Station Exhibition: Huddersfield Train Station, St Georges Square, Huddersfield
Huddersfield’s iconic train station has been given an internal make-over this week. “Art Station”, a newly formed collective of creative practitioners from across Kirklees, has been given the opportunity of showcasing artwork throughout 2012 in the concourse which sees 15,000 passengers pass through each day.
Station team leader William Bolt discussed the idea with Robin Widdowson, Projects Manager at Loca (the Council’s arts and regeneration agency) who approached a number of Kirklees creative businesses involved in Loca’s Business Support Programme. Art Station was formed, the project developed, the programme agreed and the first show installed on 30th April.
William Bolt said: “I’m delighted with the artwork that has gone up for this first exhibition and if anything I’d like to see even more each time. If it works for the artists, it works for us.”
For the month of May, Art Station has installed its introductory exhibition featuring 12 artists from the collective, which already boasts about 20 members. A programme of exhibitions has already been agreed for 2012 and into early 2013.
Artists exhibiting this month are: Kevin Threfall, Andrew Warburton, Damian Clark, Shaun T Hunter, Paul Walsh, Jane Platts, Dan Booth, Jane Galvin, Beverley Addy, Carla Lee, Trafford Parsons, Andrew Dunne.
Learn more about Art Station at www.theartstation.co.uk or follow them on twitter @ArtSHUD.