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Yorkshire Contemporary Arts Map Launched

Mon, 29th Nov, 2010

As a tribute to Yorkshires’ thriving art scene, Welcome to Yorkshire – the region's tourist board – has created a guide to contemporary art in the county.

Some of the greatest international artists have hailed from Yorkshire - David Hockney, Atkinson Grimshaw, Henry Moore, Damien Hirst and Barbara Hepworth.  The Contemporary Art Map was inspired by the Northern Art Prize, which continues to celebrate some of the best contemporary creative talent across the North of England with an exhibition at Leeds Art Gallery and prize money totalling £21,000.

The map showcases some of the contemporary art exhibitions taking place across the county until 6 February 2011, including Impressions current exhibition Lost Languages and other voices by Joy Gregory.

The map aims to show how easy it is to travel between destinations, making planning visits to exhibitions more accessible. Locations span the whole of Yorkshire and encompass a wide range of genres and mediums. From Project Space Leeds’ Latitude/Tropic which explores locations along the Tropic of Capricorn, to an exhibition in York documenting children’s book illustrations throughout the 19th and 20th century.

Click here to download the map or visit www.yorkshire.com/contemporaryart