HUDDERSFIELD was transformed into a hive of art activity when more than 100 local artists showcase their work.
Artists taking part in Huddersfield Open Studio Trail 07 are exhibiting their work and holding demonstrations at 19 venues across the district.
For the first time the Host event, which is in its fourth year, has been split across two weekends.
Urban art venues opened their doors last weekend and rural venues will be open from Thursday until Sunday. Visitors can use the free Host buses to take them anywhere on the open studio trail.
Host – one of the biggest events of its kind in the UK – allows people to see artists at work and view creations by new artists.
Both Urban and Rural Host run from 11am-6pm each day. For more information visit www.host07.co.uk or call 01484 483140.
To mark this event, we’re giving you the chance to win your very own piece of unique artwork.
Twelve artists taking part in Host 07 have given items of their work so that lucky Examiner readers can have their own piece of local art. To be in with a chance of winning simply answer the following question:
Q. How many years has Host been running?
Mark your answers, Host 07 competition and send them to Katie Campling, Huddersfield Examiner, Queen Street South, Huddersfield HD1 2TD. The deadline for entries is a week today, November 27.
Here are the works of art up for grabs....
A print called Noisy Din by Milk, Two Sugars, worth £50. Milk, Two Sugars is a visual notebook, with 100 copies published each month and sent to artists, writers, galleries and potentialŠgroupies.ŠIt was created in March last year by Bob Milner and Tom Senior, who collaborated to create an ‘antidote to the culture of manufacturedŠindividuality’.
A Fergie hat by Rockwife, worth £45. Rockwife is an award-winning milliner and designer of bags and dresses. She has worked in theatre, television and fashion. She is resident at the design incubator at the Textile Centre of Excellence on Leeds Road in Huddersfield. She has been involved with runway shows including Antonio Berardi, Julian Macdonald and John Galliano. Married to rock ’n roll in more ways than one her clients include Ric Sanders, Natasha Bedingfield, Liam Gallagher and Anna Friel. For more, visit www.rockwife.com
A voucher for a studio portrait session and 10x8 framed picture from photographer Dawn Robinson, worth £80. Dawn specialises in natural- style family portraits, creating friendly and relaxed atmospheres.
She is mum to four sons aged seven to 21, the eldest of whom has special needs. She has years of experience putting people at ease.
She is based at the Design Incubator at the Textile Centre of Excellence and her studio is on Commercial Street in Batley.Visit www.dawnrobinson.co.uk
A handbag called Savannah by Juko Design, worth £55. Textile artists Juko Design make bags woven from Yorkshire-made yarns. They base their modern designs on traditional weaving and fuse European and Asian cultural references. They also try to be eco-friendly and source their products entirely from the UK. They are based at the Textile Centre of Excellence. Check out www.jukodesigns.co.uk.
An extruded vase by Ian Marsh, worth £35. Ian, from Marsden, creats his ceramic art using extrusion techniques, coils and slabs and says his work is influenced by the moors and their contrast with the industrial landscape of Colne Valley mills, canals and railways. For more details, contact email@example.com.
Two prints, Black Horse and Jet Plane, worth £50 by Rob Ashton. Huddersfield-born Rob, 38, founded Massive Pixels in 2003 to create vivid contemporary art, combining photography and art.He studied photography at the Blackpool and Fylde College from 1987 to 1990 and moved to London to pursue his photographic career for 15 years before returning to his home town in 2005. For more, visit www.massivepixels.com
An easel and canvas, worth £40, from Calder Graphics. The business, based in Byram Arcade, retails art, graphics and craft materials and has discount accounts for students, artists, art groups and business-to-business groups. For more, visit www.caldergraphics.com
A print entitled Flora by Carrie Scott-Huby, worth £40. Carrie produces paintings and textiles. She trained in fine art textiles and each piece of work is inspired by a place she has visited. She is keen on rich colours and recycles objects of beauty wherever she can in her work. She is based at the Textile Centre of Excellence.
A large ceramic grouse, worth £75, by Sue Jenkins.
Holmfirth ceramics artist Sue makes stoneware for the house and garden.
After many years of working with clay, mainly as slabs and tiles, she switched to coarse textured clay and larger outdoor pieces.
She focuses on animals, especially sheep and farmyard creatures. For more information, visit www.hand-built-pottery.co.uk.
A selection of children’s books, worth £22, written and illustrated by Caroline Uff.
Caroline is an illustrator who is inspired by literature, music and the everyday.
She studied design and visual communications at Edinburgh College of Art and has been writing and illustrating her own books since 1999. She also works as a greeting card designer and has worked on a number of magazines and journals.
Her work is characterised by independent, larger-than-life toddlers and bright, inviting colours. Caroline lives in Huddersfield and is a resident at Artspace at Bates Mill.
A hand-painted Devore velvet picture entitled Icy Grasses, worth £190, by Dionne Swift.
Dionne is a resident at Radiant Works artspace and creates Devore pictures.
Devore is a technique created in 17th-century France, where fabric pile is burned away to create a lace effect. Dionne uses a combination of silk and viscose. She takes her inspiration from the wild, windswept landscapes of the Yorkshire moors. For more, visit www.dionneswift.co.uk
A painting, entitled Flamingo, worth £60 by Ellie Sanders.
Ellie studies foundation art part-time and is based at Bates Mill. She works in paints and textiles and new media.
She is a first-time participant of Host and will show her first-ever installation piece. She also writes and has had two short plays performed at The Priestley Theatre in Bradford.