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Writing on the wall for York Art Gallery
9:44am Friday 1st February 2013 in News
THE empty York Art Gallery will be transformed by visitors this weekend at a special open day.
The building is being closed until 2015 so that work can start on an £8 million development.
Tomorrow, there will be the chance to paint and draw on the walls of the Main Gallery, “paint” the South Gallery with light and “yarn bomb” the exterior of the gallery and parts of Exhibition Square with yarn, shredded fabrics and knitted creations.
Gaby Lees, assistant curator of arts learning, said: “It isn’t very often you have a space like York Art Gallery completely empty.
“We thought is was a unique chance to invite people to come and hear about our plans for the future, but also make use of the space in an artistic way.
“Whether you fancy coming to paint on the walls in the Main Gallery, create a pom-pom for the yarn-bombing of Exhibition Square or just to have a go at a craft while enjoying a cuppa, we hope people will come along to have a go at something new or to speak to us about the exciting plans we have for the future. “
The open day will take place from 10am to 5pm and is free to all.