I‘ve sometimes been disappointed in the exhibitions on display at Huddersfield Art Gallery but not on my recent visit.
Entering the gallery earlier this month I came across a painting of Huddersfield Railway Staion wirth a blurred vision of former Prime Minitser Harold Wildon in the foreground and an L S Lowry printing of a level crossing.
Then, to my surprise I saw a piece of work called the Pedent by Edward Alexander Wadsworth (1889-1942).
Born in Cleckheaton he entolled at the Bradford School of Art and turned out paintings of coal quarries, furnaces, slag-heaps and ships.
He is number 39 in the Spen Valley Civic Society’s Fame trail and his plaque can be seen outside Highfield House, off Waltroyd Lane in Cleckheaton.
But it was the Eva Mileusnic Art Exhibition on shared history that I had come to see, part of Kirklees Council’s Holocaust Memorial Day project which closed last Saturday.
Mileusnic worked with young people from Westborough and St John Fisher High Schools in Dewsbury, inspiring them to make their own art work which they did. with 25 well crafted plates and poems.
It was well worth the visit.