Last Saturday (24th) the Methodist Church Hall hosted an art exhibition entitled “A Journey Through Yorkshire” by the art group that meets  weekly in the hall; they go by the name of “DAPPers.” which stands for “Drawing and Painting for Pleasure.”  The group is made up of 14 amateur artists from the village and the local area, 12 of whom presented exhibits of their work for the show. The show was extremely successful and the overall standard of work presented was very good with lots of scenes from around Yorkshire such as the Minster, Burton Agnes Hall and the village.

Glynn Barker: provides a working demonstration.

Glynn Barker during the Exhibition.

During the exhibition, Glynn Barker a landscape artist, was on hand to provide  friendly advice and a demonstration of painting on canvas. Glynn had many of his excellent works on display.



The exhibition was held to raise money for Parkinson’s Uk, as well as to show off the work of the artists, with some 100 works on display. Despite the miserable weather the show was well attended with 155 visitors, who as well as enjoying the paintings, were offered a range of very tasty home cakes and buns. Your editor took it upon himself to try both the lemon and the chocolate cake to obtain a well rounded and balanced view. All in all 12 paintings were sold and the event raised approximately £500 for the charity from Artist entry fee’s, donations, picture sales, refreshments and cakes.

Mary Wells, Art Group Teacher

Mary Wells, Art Group Teacher

The Art Class has only been running in the village since May, previously being located at the Calf House Studio’s in Bishop Burton. The class is run by Mary Wells (photo) and although the class is full at present Mary says that people do come and go, so if you would like to take up painting yourself, please contact Mary by email to check on the current vacancies. The class is held at the Methodist Church Hall every Thursday between 1:30pm and 4:00pm. 

Posted on: 26, October, 2015 | Author: editor
Categories: Art
3 Responses to Walkington – Art Exhibition
  1. Where was this advertised? Certainly not on here-sadly! We would have loved to have attended.

    As a personal gripe- what is it with East Yorkshire and Hull that an event is invariably reported on AFTER the event and so poorly beforehand? The number of times I have seen an article on Look North after an event, and almost never to say something is happening soon: this is so very frustrating!

  2. Hi Robin – sorry you and your wife missed the event. I do my best to ensure that all village events are put on the blog in a timely fashion. I can assure you that the Art Exhibition had been advertised on the blog, on the Events Calendar, for several weeks.

  3. Ah.
    I missed it on there. Apologies

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