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Inspirations At York Explore Library

Adult learner award Rosemary Dorins

10:08am 24th May 2013

A colourful and imaginative exhibition of work produced by York’s adult learners is on display at York Explore Library from today (Friday 24 May to Sunday 26 May).

The exhibition has been collated by City of York Council’s community education team, and as well as pieces from its own creative courses it includes work from the Fine Art Departments of York College and WEA (Workers Education Association).

City of York Council says its an opportunity to see the work of students across the city and see what can be achieved by attending local courses. The exhibition includes work from 18 year olds through to paintings by a 90 year old art student and all abilities are represented, from beginners to students going on to further education courses. The focus of the exhibits are paintings and drawings but fused glass, quilt making, knitting, photography, soft furnishings and recycled crafts are all on display too.

Councillor Janet Looker, Cabinet Member for Education, Children and Young People said: “Each year the council’s community education team arranges a wide variety of adult creative courses including stained glass, dressmaking, bookbinding, fused glass, knitting, felt making, crochet, pottery, quilt making and painting and drawing. The Inspirations exhibition is now in its ninth year and is both a celebration of some of the wonderful work which is created throughout the year, and a display of work which we hope will inspire people to enrol on a course in Autumn themselves.”

The Inspirations Exhibition is part of York Adult Learners’ Week, which also includes a number of different taster sessions, open days and drop in sessions. It is free, open to all and can be viewed at York Explore Library during usual opening hours, Friday 9am to 6pm, Saturday 9am to 5pm and Sunday 11am to 4pm.

Further details about the Inspirations Exhibition are available at and the full York Adult Learners’ Week programme can be found on

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