Helen Sergeant and Louise Crosby took part in the Yorkshire Art Loop Project last year. Ian McMillan provided a specially commissioned poem that was used as a catalyst for a chain of artworks to be produced by over 33 artists from across the area in a ‘chinese whispers’ type art event. This was a collaborative art project organized by involving the West Yorkshire Visual Arts Network which brings together artists working across West Yorkshire including those from West Yorkshire Print Workshop: Mirfield and Upper Calderdale Artist Network.
Artists worked in three chains with only the first artist in each chain seeing the poem. They produced a piece of artwork inspired by the poem which they sent to the next artist who in turn responded. Artist were then invited to produce a piece of artwork in direct response to the poem.
Helen was part of one chain and produced work based on pregnancy food cravings.
Louise in her former role as Gallery Manager at WYPW was one of the organisers of the project so worked directly from the poem illustrating it in ‘comic form’.
The work was shown at The Pop-Up Space, Bradford and at WYPW. There will be a last chance to see the work at the Arthouse, as part of the Wakefield Art Walk – date to follow. Also further details artwalk.org.uk