The Working Artist (Exhibition)

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Jessica Jones
Carys Bryan
Fiona Helen Halliday
John ledger

Kate Burton
Lisa V Robinson

Sophie Littlewood

Exhibiting in the heart of Barnsley town centre, the exhibition is within easy reach from train, bus and car

Exhibition details

Monday 16 August to Friday 18th September

(preview night Wed 18th August, 7-9pm).

Open Monday to Saturday 10am – 4pm

POD exhibition space 1, May day green, Barnsley, S70 1RD

Free entry – please come down! all are welcome on our preview night too!


The Working Artist brings together seven young contemporary artists, all of which engage in disparate practices and media: painting, drawing, photography, artist books and sculpture.

The title, The Working Artist, suggests a dual connotation which interacts with the work on display. The phrase immediately conjures up the artist physically in the midst of creativity and production. Simultaneously it suggests that in order to satisfy the artists’ desire to create, and for their practices to continue to grow, they must support themselves by working a job. It is this necessity which brought the artists together, as they gravitated to the same place of work.

Time, as well as energy, is a crucial factor within the game of work and art. However, overall, passion is the key which drives each of these artists to continue to create.


About John Ledger

A visual Artist, eternal meanderer and obsessive self-reflector by nature, who can’t help but try to interpret everything from within the tide of society. His works predominantly take the form of large scale ballpoint pen landscape drawings and map-making as social/psychological note-making. They are slowly-accumulating responses to crises inflicted upon the self in the perplexing, fearful, empty, and often personality-erasing human world.

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