Arty students have been so inspired by a newly-found painting of their local church that they are now creating their own art work.
A watercolour painting from 1834 of the interior of St. Mary’s Parish in Woodkirk, was discovered at an art gallery in London and returned home to the church in June.
Its arrival has inspired Year 11 art students at Woodkirk Academy to use the church building to ignite their own creative gifts.
Rev Amanda Barraclough of St Mary’s said that it was great to see that the building which inspired an artist 180 years ago is inspiring young people today.
She said: “They have been working hard towards an exhibition of artwork based on the church, using a variety of mediums, which will be on display in the church building.”
The students art exhibition will be on display alongside the original painting this Saturday, October 12 between 10am and 2pm.
Refreshments will be available, and the event is free of charge.
The pieces of art will remain on display throughout the weekend when they will be seen by those who attend the Mayoral Civic Service on Sunday evening which will also mark the end of the literature festival.
There are also limited edition prints available to buy.
See more on the exhibition in next week’s paper.