York residents to take part in Road Through York project

Artist Karen Winship, left, and Coun Sonja Crisp with the painting, which will be transformed by residents into a huge artwork

Artist Karen Winship, left, and Coun Sonja Crisp with the painting, which will be transformed by residents into a huge artwork

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RESIDENTS in York are being asked to join a painting project to celebrate the Tour de France coming to the city.

The Road Through York project aims to create a giant painting to welcome the opening stages of the race coming to the city. A painting by local artist and art tutor Karen Winship featuring York landmarks will be enlarged and split into 320 panels painted by participants. The 320sqm montage will go on show on July 6 at Knavesmire when the Grand Depart comes to York.

Karen said: “It’s a great opportunity for aspiring local artists to come together and be creative.”

Sonja Crisp, City of York Council cabinet member for culture, said the idea was a key component of the celebrations.

York Railway Institute is providing a room for painting and storage, Crown Decorating has donated 50 litres of paint, and Portakabin has provided recycled coated board.

To take part, email theroad@york.gov.uk or phone 07990 774420.

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10:00am Tue 18 Mar 14

pedalling paul says...

Perhaps I could paint myself into the picture.....?
Perhaps I could paint myself into the picture.....? pedalling paul
  • Score: 9

10:14am Tue 18 Mar 14

Batman Begins says...

pedalling paul wrote:
Perhaps I could paint myself into the picture.....?
why would you want to ruin it?
[quote][p][bold]pedalling paul [/bold] wrote: Perhaps I could paint myself into the picture.....?[/p][/quote]why would you want to ruin it? Batman Begins
  • Score: -6

10:39am Tue 18 Mar 14

Oyy you says...

pedalling paul wrote:
Perhaps I could paint myself into the picture.....?
No work again Paul........
[quote][p][bold]pedalling paul [/bold] wrote: Perhaps I could paint myself into the picture.....?[/p][/quote]No work again Paul........ Oyy you
  • Score: -4

12:27pm Tue 18 Mar 14

bloodaxe says...

Batman Begins wrote:
pedalling paul wrote:
Perhaps I could paint myself into the picture.....?
why would you want to ruin it?
You're not related to Bilbo Begins by any chance ?
[quote][p][bold]Batman Begins[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pedalling paul [/bold] wrote: Perhaps I could paint myself into the picture.....?[/p][/quote]why would you want to ruin it?[/p][/quote]You're not related to Bilbo Begins by any chance ? bloodaxe
  • Score: -15

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