Art show raised £6,000 for Ripon Cathedral funds

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The Ripon Cathedral ‘In the Frame’ art exhibition raising £6,000 for its development fund.

The 10-day free show second included internal and external views of the cathedral, as well as original watercolours and prints.

Part of the cathedral’s own collection was also on view, as well as original works of Ripon Cathedral on loan from Newby Hall.

It raised money for the Ripon Cathedral Renewed fund.

Molly Barrs, fundraising event officer at the cathedral said “This was the first event of this type for the cathedral. The idea of turning ‘old art into a new build’ was the aim of the exhibition. It showcased donated works of art for sale and at affordable prices.

“I was grateful to Adam Schoon for his expertise in valuing the art. The event attracted much publicity and media from all over Yorkshire and beyond.”

Rob Pointon, artist in residence, painted live both inside the cathedral and also around the grounds. He has produced some stunning original art which will be on show again at this year’s Dean’s Banquet in September when he will once again be painting live during the evening.

A number of popular events also took place throughout the exhibition period including a private tour of the Tudor Portraits in Minster house, and a talk by artist Harold Gosney, who spoke about the stunning biblical sculptures that are permanently on show at Ripon Cathedral.