Ogham Tree Textile Exhibition by the Piecemakers at Halifax Minster

A unique exhibition is taking place at Halifax Minster this Autumn, displaying 21 murals on fabric, each for the 21 native trees of Great Britain that make up the Celtic Ogham Calendar.

Aside from the richly colourful tapestries, there is a map of where these 21 trees can be found around Halifax, detailed journals about each tree and even the option for visitors to make their own mark on fabric!



Some of the eyecatching tapestries hanging along the panels of Halifax Minster.


Closeups of the tapestries


And this red/yellow flower is my mark in the rag rugging!

Map where you can find the trees around Halifax and the Ogham Calendar

Samples of the tree inspired journals, containing images, fabric collage, prints and even leaves.

The 21 individually designed panels, each measuring 100 x 60cm, reflect the mythology, folklore and distinctive features of the native trees of Great Britain as depicted in the Celtic Ogham, an ancient alphabet and calendar including trees such as the Oak, Apple, Willow and Ash.

Vintage fabrics and donated materials were used to showcase a variety of traditional techniques, including embroidery, goldwork, applique, patchwork and 3D creations, utilising the individual creative and artistic skills of the Piecemakers as weavers, stitchers, embroiderers, quilters, painters and printers.

The Halifax Minster is an exceptional building and should be further explored whilst visiting the exhibition

Booklets are available to purchase, explaining the exhibition. The public are invited to participate in the heritage craft of Rag Rugging, within Covid guidelines.

The Piecemakers of Elland: www.piecemakers.co.uk

Donate your artwork to an exhibition and art auction for Healthy Minds

Donate your artwork to a fundraising event for Healthy Minds Mental Health Charity taking place in October at The Blind Pig, Sowerby Bridge, HX6 2EQ

Art can be a way to express yourself and work through difficult emotions or experiences and this exhibition is to inspire people from all walks of life.

Artwork must be between 4x6in and 12×16.5in and can be donated by handing it in to Healthy Minds at Voluntary Action Calderdale, Hall Street between Tuesday 30 August and Friday 9 September – 10am to 3pm (Monday to Friday only)

For more information and to arrange handing in your artwork please call 07960 972685 or email mindspace@healthymindscalderdale.co.uk

Mount Zion Heritage Chapel Art Exhibition Open Day

Art exhibition of pencil drawings which will be available to purchase with half of all sales being donated to Mount Zion Heritage Chapel and refreshments available in the cottage.

Saturday 9 April – 2pm to 4pm
Mount Zion Heritage Chapel, Per Lane, Ogden, HX2 8XG

For information visit www.mountzionhalifax.org.uk or find Mount Zion on Facebook

Bankfield Museum exhibition opening

Over 220 people attended the opening of Kate Lycett’s new exhibition of artworks at Bankfield Museum which explores Lost Houses of the South Pennines.

Proceeds from the sale of the exhibition catalogue for the evening were very kindly donated to Calderdale Flood Relief, raising over £400.

Kate’s paintings will all be for sale by sealed bids taken until the end of February, there are also limited edition prints and cards for sale and an exhibition guide book.

Kate will be in the exhibition space and happy to meet visitors on the mornings of Saturday 6 February and Saturday 12 March. You can also join Kate for an artistic workshop on Saturday 12 March for adults or Saturday 19 March for young people.