Artistic stamp on twinning

Specially made cupcakes at electric angel gallery, on Museum Terrace, for the opening of the new 'A Postcard To' exhibition.Picture by Andrew Higgins 122945d 20/07/12
Specially made cupcakes at electric angel gallery, on Museum Terrace, for the opening of the new 'A Postcard To' exhibition.Picture by Andrew Higgins 122945d 20/07/12

Art has been sent through the post across the country as part of a project to celebrate Scarborough’s twinning with Hackney for the Olympic Games.

A Postcard To exhibition has seen artists from both towns send each other work inspired by where they live, focussing on local identities, public perceptions, and the similarities and differences between Scarborough and Hackney.

Exhibition organiser Daniel Whinney, left, artist Vickie Bennett, and Charlotte Middleton.

Exhibition organiser Daniel Whinney, left, artist Vickie Bennett, and Charlotte Middleton.

The artists from each twinned town communicated via postcard, with each artist creating a series of postacards based on their town, which were then sent in the post to the ‘twinned’ artists to provide inspiration for further work.

Exhibition organiser Daniel Whinney said: “Postcards were chosen as the medium as they combine the visual highlights of a location, with the written personal experiences of the sender, thus providing scope for the artists - do they communicate via the written word, visual images or a combination of both?

“This exhibition provides and exciting insight into the character of both towns from the minds of four young contemporary British artists who live and work in them.”

The artists creating the work are David Ruston and Vickie Bennett from Scarborough and Katy Goutefangea, Jonathon Bell and Jo Walton from Hackeny.

School children from East Ayton Primary School were invited to create their own postcards for the exhibition. They are asked to draw designs that would share their favourite things about Scarborough.

The exhibition is being held at the independent ‘the tiny gallery with the big heart’ which is part of Electric Angel design studio in Museum Terrace. The exhibition is open Mondays, Tuesday, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10am to 5pm, and also on the occasional weekends until September 14. For weekend opening ours follow @apostcardto on Twitter