Watermarks is the latest exhibition by artist Tony Wade and is a visual and geographical exploration of the Wakefield District’s waterways.

Wakefield has several waterways flowing through it and from it. The waterways, both natural and manmade, have shaped the landscape yet go by almost unnoticed.

For this project Tony travelled the length of these waterways, documenting what he saw, found, and experienced.

Wakefield based groups, Well Women Centre, Spectrum People and Empath Action CIC accompanied Tony on some of these journeys, co-creating artworks as they went.

The Watermarks exhibition contains sculpture, sound, painting, textiles, film, and jigsaws and is also inspired by the wonderful architecture of Wakefield Cathedral.

This project was funded with a Culture Grant by Wakefield Council as part of Our Year – Wakefield District 2024.

Watermarks is a continuation of Tony Wade’s artistic journey, exploring and documenting Wakefield District’s landscapes and stories.

Venue opening hours

Monday : 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Tuesday : 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Wednesday : 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Thursday : 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Friday : 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Saturday : 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Sunday : 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

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  • Assistance Dogs Welcome
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Venue Details

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Northgate, Wakefield, WF1 1HG