THE York Artists’ Christmas Exhibition in the York Cemetery Chapel, in Cemetery Road, York, takes place this weekend.

Billing the show as “Living Art in a Dead Place!!!”, participant Lesley Birch introduces the event as: “Four artists painting, sketching, drawing and showing artworks in the newly renovated Greek Temple at York Cemetery.

“The sketchbook is the backbone for my artistic practice and I’ll be sketching inside the temple while showing new paintings and mono prints.

“Jo Walton, who set up the Space 109 community arts centre and now runs the arts collective Rogues Atelier in Walmgate, will be there too, and landscape artists Jean Luce and Malcolm Ludvigsen also will be showing work.”

Opening hours will be 10am to 4pm on Saturday and Sunday.

Malcolm Ludvigsen, meanwhile, is exhibiting with plein-air painting partner Kate Kenney at Grays Court in Chapter House, Street, York.

“Due to popular demand, our oil paintings of the Yorkshire landscape will now continue to be on show until the end of February,” says Malcolm.

“Grays Court is described as York’s ‘wonderful secret’ and its interior is a stunning backdrop for our vibrant oil work,” says Kate. “There’s no entrance fee and the Parlour Cafe is a delightful testament to a family’s grit and determination to succeed against incredible odds.”