Becki Harper will be undertaking her second year of York Open Studios this month, an annual community arts event which celebrates the best artists and makers living or working within a ten-mile radius of the city. Each year York Open Studios provides an opportunity for the public to visit artists’ studios and exhibitions.
This year Becki will be showing her new work on the subject of bees, and has developed her ceramic installations, in addition to creating a series of original complimentary paintings, prints and merchandise. Her latest work explores the natural life cycle of the bee throughout the seasons, and employs limited palettes, which remain simple yet colourful.
Becki says 'working on the Latest Edition project has enabled me to think more deeply about how my work can highlight current social and environmental matters, and how I can reach out to the public with my artwork in order to inspire change. If lots of us can make little changes then the benefits can be great. I intend to promote simple, fun and creative ideas which will help people think about their effect on the environment and how they can help to look after it for future generations.
Also working alongside my fellow artists has opened my eyes to other issues, such as that of the overuse of plastics, and what happens to them when they are discarded. Because of this I am cutting down on packaging, and trying to source compostable starch based bioplastics where possible.'
The event is held over two weekends, on 14th, 15th and 21st, 22nd April 2018.
Opening hours are 10am and 5pm each day.
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