ARTIST In The City, a new video documentary portrait of York-born painter Jake Attree, will have its first public screening at York Art Gallery this weekend as part of York Residents Festival.

Made by York media company Soundstagenorth, it shows a year in the life of the internationally exhibited artist, who expresses his fascination with York and devotion to the city where he grew up and trained at York College of Art.

Attree undertakes a tour of his childhood influences, York Minster, the Bar Walls and Bail Hill, and the documentary also charts his participation in a project at York Art Gallery last year that inspired people of all ages to try their hand at drawing.

The film gives rare insights into both Attree's working methods in his studio at Dean Clough in Halifax and how travelling by bus influences his drawing style, while also capturing his single-minded dedication to his art and his generosity in sharing his knowledge with students and the public.

Attree, who lives in Saltaire, West Yorkshire, is the subject of the first in a series of half-hour documentaries focussing on Yorkshire artists. The documentary was filmed and edited by Huw Llewellyn Jones and produced and directed by Guy Morgan.

Artist In The City will be shown on a loop on Saturday and Sunday, when York Art Gallery will be open from 10am to 5pm each day, last admission at 4.30pm.