The Bar Convent York invites all artists and those who would like to give it a go to use our easels free of charge. Join us in the garden where art and heritage combine to create an outdoor sketch space until 23 September from 10.ooam – 5.00pm
Our COLOUR exhibition displays the works of young local artists who have given their own creative twist to some of the most iconic heritage buildings and landmarks in York. Many of our young participants initially reported that heritage and culture are just not for them for various reasons but this project, headed by award- winning charity New Visuality, aimed to dispel that notion.
These young artists were encouraged to discover, explore and engage in elements of York’s heritage and create artistic interpretations of their experience.
Using photography skills, and, for the first time, innovative AI technology, they produced fantastic digital pieces such as ‘Bar Convent Sky’, ‘York Colourised’, and ‘York Minster and its Glittering Future.’
The result of the project is a new display of around 25 works from a range of ages which will be on display within the Bar Convent exhibition.
To continue the theme of art and heritage, you will find easels in the Bar Convent garden available for outdoor sketching- why not take inspiration from our exhibition to create your own artistic interpretations?