MORE work from local artists is being displayed on Bradford’s Big Screen thanks to an ongoing project to promote their work.

Arts enthusiast Colin Neville is behind the Not Just Hockney website and curates a regular presentation on the City Park screen.

This month for the first time the presentation has been themed and work from six artists will be displayed for two months instead of one.

Mr Neville said the first theme selected was The Yorkshire Landscape, which began last week.

“Artists have been drawn to this area for over two hundred years to paint the local countryside. And Yorkshire landscapes have always been very popular with local people, as they connect with a pride people have in living in such a beautiful part of the world.

"They are also popular too, with visitors to the region, and with Yorkshire-born folk who have now moved to other parts of the country or the world.”

“It is no coincidence that all the artists presented on the Big Screen live and work in three of the most attractive parts of the district: Wharfedale, Airedale, and in the Worth Valley; their subject matter is on their doorsteps or a short drive away.

“The Big Screen presentations will give an opportunity to publicly show the very different creative approaches to Yorkshire landscape art you can find adopted by local artists – from traditional representation of a scene; to abstract and experimental approaches to it.”

This month’s featured artists are Haworth-based painter George Bowden; Saltaire-based artist Paula Dunn; Ilkley artist Joy Godfrey; Ilkley-based landscape painter Lucia Smith; Saltaire painter David Starley; and Addingham artist Geraldine Thompson.

The ongoing exhibition is supported by Bradford UNESCO City of Film, which runs the Big Screen.

Its director David Wilson said: “The new bi-monthly Not Just Hockney will enable featured artists to have more profile on the screen. The exhibition for September and October is all about the Yorkshire landscape and features some really stunning work.”