There are only two weeks left to visit the colossal artwork by Gary Saunt – ‘A Cultural Pilgrimage from Beverley to Hull’ – on display free of charge at the Treasure House in Beverley until Saturday, 2 December.
The huge digital painting – measuring over 20 metres in length – has been produced to celebrate the transformational impact of Hull UK City of Culture 2017 on Hull and the East Riding.
Gary’s artwork takes the viewer on a cultural pilgrimage from Beverley to Hull. His vivid and compelling ‘dreamscape’ incorporates the familiar and the strange, the historic and the contemporary, the real and the surreal.
Visitors can come along and see a host of celebrities, all en route for the City of Culture.
With over two hundred companions featured in the work, the journey begins at Beverley Art Gallery, which now overlooks the Westwood pasture and Black Mill.
There is entertainment all round in Gary Saunt’s dreamscape. Visitors can ‘hook-a-duck’ with Rockabilly President George W. Bush, play a game of cards with Maureen Lipman, buy an ice-cream from Captain Spock of the starship Enterprise, and see Hull’s famous Bee Lady, as well as local celebrities such as Peter Levy from BBC Look North, Luke Campbell, and Jenny and Lee from Channel Four’s Gogglebox.
Councillor Richard Burton, portfolio holder for leisure, tourism and culture, said;
“I am absolutely delighted that we are able to salute Hull 2017 with this magnificent artwork, which is proving very popular, and once again cements Beverley’s place as a ‘must see’ destination for culture in this area.”
The exhibition is free and runs until Saturday, 2 December 2017, including Sunday openings, at the Beverley Art Gallery, Champney Road, Beverley.
The Treasure House is open at the following times:
• Monday: 9.30am – 5pm
• Tuesday: 9.30am – 8pm
• Wednesday: 9.30am – 5pm
• Thursday: 9.30am – 8pm
• Friday: 9.30am – 5pm
• Saturday: 9am – 4pm
• Sunday (during the exhibition) : 10am – 4pm