BITUMEN, stone, wax, paper, neon and exercise elastics are just some of the materials that artists have used to create the works on display in a new exhibition at Sunny Bank Mills Gallery in Farsley.

The exhibition, Material Matters, has been planned for two years – but was interrupted by the pandemic. It runs until August 1.

Material Matters showcases the work of fifteen artists; all but three of which are living and working in Yorkshire.

Yorkshire-based artists include Ian Jackson, Bijan Amini-Alavijeh, Rhian Cooke, Katrina Cowling, Clare Holdstock, Dominic Hopkinson, Becca MacDonald, Julia McKinlay, Hannah Robson, Connor Shields, James Thompson, and Jane Walkley.

It has been curated by Alice Chandler of the Mill's Gallery.

She said: “Curating the Material Matters exhibition has been a dream project. The exhibition generates a wealth of sculptural and material possibilities and associations. Although the artists have diverse practices, it has been fascinating to explore the relationships and links between all their pieces.

“The works are incredibly tactile and meticulously informed by craft, experimentation and material thinking. It has been especially brilliant to work with filmmaker Zoe East, who has captured the studio processes of Rhian, Connor, Ian, and Hannah beautifully. I am excited by the prospect of upcoming artist workshops in stone-carving, casting, and ceramics, meaning gallery visitors can have a go at learning some of the artist’s techniques.”

The exhibition is open every day except Monday, from 10am to 4pm Tuesday to Saturday, and Sunday 12pm to 4pm. Entry is free and there is free parking on the site.