Latest News from Byram Arcade

Hope & Future Art Installation

17th May 2021

Hope & Future 2021Working as a visual artist based in Huddersfield, I was inspired to create an artwork that would be both impactful and thought-provoking. The kite installation, ‘Hope and Future’ was created to communicate a joyful expectation for a brighter future, as once again we return to our town centre.

Hope has been an ongoing and sustaining emotion for me over this past year with a desire to see our current situation restored. A hope to see our communities re-established and flourishing and to learn from what is past and to value the good and the kind; moving forward into new areas of opportunity to be inspired and creative.

The vortex of colourful hand-crafted kites interacts with the splendid Victorian architecture to create a visual charisma. This burst of colour projects an optimistic and positive element to express ‘hope’, reaching beyond the now and into the ‘future’….

Helen Williamson
‘Inside Outside Arts’ Byram Art & Design Studio, Byram Arcade. Huddersfield.

 

 

 

Windows of Hope Art Installation

15th June 2020

Windows of Hope Installation, Byram Arcade

The site-specific art installation, ‘Windows of Hope’ presents conceptual elements that interlock within the cathedral-high, glass roof structure of the Byram Arcade, creating a new visual plane of colour, shape and reflected light.

The repeated angular formations of colour, made from over one thousand metres of ribbon are created to represent, the spectrum of refracted light. The rainbow colours have a meaningful bearing within the artwork as they echo the sentiments of hope seen in the little rainbow paintings on windows throughout our neighbourhoods.

Paintings that say, ‘we stand with you NHS as you work on the front-line of care and to Key Workers who keep things going’

Making artwork on a large scale once again, after the restricted space of home, has given me a renewed creative awareness of all things good and a forward-looking optimism with an appreciation of others.
All expressed here in my ‘Windows of Hope’
 
Helen Williamson BA [Hons] Fine Art – Byram Art & Design Studio, Byram Arcade, Huddersfield

Byram Arcade Record Fair

30th June 2019

Record Fair, Byram Arcade

This lovely venue is packed full of sellers from all over the UK promising a wonderful selection of records for you to buy. Early booking for stall holders is essential as we have been full at every event so far!
Free Admission.

For more info visit www.facebook.com/huddersfieldrecordfair

Woven Makers Market

14th & 15th June 2019

Woven Festival, Huddersfield

Artist Helen Williamson from Byram Art & Design Studio (36 Byram Arcade) will be contributing to the Woven Festival. Helen said,

“The installation will be made using woollen yarn. The cones of yarn will be placed in an old Victorian large wicker basket, used in mills to transport wool.

The basket will be located on the ground floor, near the main entrance. From the basket many lengths of coloured yarn will be drawn upwards to the second floor onto a supporting wire, and then across the full length of the arcade. (None of the yarn will come over the balconies onto the walkways).

The colourful installation is intended to have a strong visual impact and hopefully enjoyed by visitors to the arcade. Interested onlookers will maybe want to look down at the lengths of coloured yarns from the upper floors to better appreciate the artwork.”

For more info visit www.woveninkirklees.co.uk

Byram Art & Design Studio

May 2019

Byram Arcade are delighted to welcome the Byram Art & Design Studio at number 36 Byram Arcade. The Studio is operated by Helen Williamson, who’s an artist and who is involved with the Woven festival (including previous installations in the Packhorse Centre, see above image) and Nicola Thompson who is a design graduate.

Both will be sharing the Studio, but working independently, and hope to have exhibitions and workshops, as well as selling any extra pieces.
More details to follow shortly.

Town Centre Banners

May 2019

Byram Arcade Town Centre Banners

To celebrate and publicise our new website, Kirklees Council have erected these eye catching banners in Huddersfield Town Centre.