Sanctuary of Colour

Lenny & Whale will be bringing their latest artwork ‘Sanctuary of Colour’ to Barnsley this summer!

Made from repurposed and up-cycled hand painted furniture, it aims to create a bright, bold and joyful interventions that will surprise and delight, encouraging a smile for those who experience it.

The artwork will be touring locations across the borough’s six Principal Towns, including town squares and green spaces from mid-July through to late August 2024. 

Alongside the installations, Lenny and Whale in collaboration with musician Nicholas Lewis, will be leading music and art activities that will be inspired by the artwork. The activities will be suitable for all ages and abilities and will offer a chance to explore the themes of colour, recycling and creativity.

Principal Towns Tour Schedule, Summer 2024

*All events and activities are free, workshops taking place at Barnsley Libraries please book on due to limited numbers*

Goldthorpe

Thursday 11th July - Art Workshop at Goldthorpe Railway Embankment: 10am - 11.30am, Free & drop in

Thursday 11th July - Installation at Horse and Groom Square: 12.30pm - 3.00pm, Free & drop in

Thursday 8th August - Live Music and Art Workshop at Goldthorpe Library: 1:30pm - 3:00pm, Free, BOOK A PLACE

Monday 12th August - Art Workshop at Goldthorpe Library: 1:30pm - 3:00pm, Free, BOOK A PLACE

Monday 19th August - Art Workshop at Goldthorpe Library: 1.30pm - 3.00pm, Free, BOOK A PLACE

 

Penistone

Monday 22nd July - Art Workshop at Penistone Library: 2:00pm - 3:30pm, Free, BOOK A PLACE

Thursday 25th July - Art Workshop at Penistone Library: 10.00am - 11.30am, Free, BOOK A PLACE

Wednesday 7th August - Live Music and Art Workshop at Penistone Library: 10.00am - 11.30am, Free, BOOK A PLACE

Wednesday 28th August - Installation at Water Meadows Park: 10am - 3.30pm, Free & drop in

 

Royston

Wednesday 24th July - Installation at Rabbit Ings Country Park: 10.00am - 4.00pm, Free & drop in

Thursday 25th July - Art Workshop at Royston Library: 1.30pm – 3.00pm, Free, BOOK A PLACE

Wednesday 7th August - Live Music and Art Workshop at Royston Library: 1:30pm - 3:00pm, Free, BOOK A PLACE

Wednesday 14th August - Art Workshop at Royston Library: 1:30pm - 3:00pm, Free, BOOK A PLACE

 

Cudworth

Tuesday 6th August - Installation at Cudworth Park: 10.00am - 3.30pm, Free & drop in

Thursday 8th August - Live Music and Art Workshop at Cudworth Library: 10.00am -11.30am, Free, BOOK A PLACE

Friday 9th August - Art Workshop at Cudworth Library: 1.30pm - 3.00pm, Free, BOOK A PLACE

Tuesday 20th August - Art Workshop at Cudworth Library: 10.00am -11.30am, Free, BOOK A PLACE

 

Wombwell

Wednesday 21st August - Installation at Wombwell Park - 10am - 3.30pm, Free & drop in

Thursday 22nd August -  Live music and Art Workshop at Wombwell Library: 10.00am - 11.30am, Free, BOOK A PLACE

Tuesday 27th August - Art Workshop at Wombwell Library: 1.30pm - 3.00pm, Free, BOOK A PLACE

Thursday 29th August - Art Workshop at Wombwell Library: 10.00am -11.30am, Free, BOOK A PLACE

 

Hoyland

Thursday 15th August - Installation at Hoyland Town Square: 10am - 3.30pm, Free & drop in

Friday 16th August - Art Workshop at Hoyland Library: 2.00pm - 3.30pm, Free, BOOK A PLACE

Thursday 22nd August - Live music and Art Workshop at Hoyland Library: 1.30pm - 3.30pm, Free, BOOK A PLACE

Tuesday 27th August - Art Workshop at Hoyland Library - 10.00am -11.30am, Free, BOOK A PLACE

 

Lenny & Whale said: "We are really excited about 'Sanctuary of Colour' popping-up in each of the Principal Towns. It's been a lot of fun hunting out locations for the artwork and we look forward meeting local people and hearing their reactions to the artwork. Alongside the installations, we will be sharing art and music activities for people to get involved in."

Jon Finch, Head of Culture and Visitor Economy, said: “Barnsley is full of culture in every part of the borough. There is so much to enjoy and experience. This exciting project will bring vibrancy and animation to our towns and villages, where our communities live, work and visit. We think that art can make people feel better and healthier, and that everyone should be able to experience it. This is how we are making culture part of people's lives.”

The 'Sanctuary of Colour' project is commissioned and funded by Barnsley’s Cultural Development Fund programme ‘Storying Barnsley’.

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