image for Art Exhibition item typeMoonriver at Wakefield Market Hall

Art Exhibition, Fri 23 Aug - Sun 8 Sep 2019, free entry




Wakefield Council


Union Street,

Events at this Venue

date event
Fri 23 Aug - Sun 8 Sep 12 Moons
Fri 23 Aug - Sun 8 Sep Moonriver
Fri 23 Aug - Sun 8 Sep Nebulous
Fri 23 Aug - Sun 8 Sep Relative
Fri 23 Aug - Sun 8 Sep Solar Dance
Fri 23 Aug - Sun 8 Sep You Are Here


Throughout history, and across cultures, the moon and space have evoked wonder and inspiration for artists, writers, philosophers and scientists, for people of all ages and backgrounds around the world.

Wakefield artist, Helen Thomas, has invited the people of the city to share their interplanetary inspirations to create a large mural called Moonriver.

Asking people from across the city for the words that spring to mind when they think of the moon and space, Thomas interprets everyone’s contributions in a finished mural, estimated to be 20 metres long, displaying it in the former Market Hall for the Festival Of The Moon’s duration. People’s thoughts will include memories, lists, verse or anything else, from just a single word up to a whole sentence.

Helen also develops and presents Drawing Space, a series of workshops on Monday 26 and Tuesday 27 August, where people can explore large scale collaborative drawing and mark making.

Event details

Dates Times
Fri 23 Aug - Sun 8 Sep 2019


Free entry

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