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This summer seven rural churches - Masham, Healey, Well, Snape, West Tanfield, Mickley and our own St Mary's Church in North Stainley -  have joined together in a new art project to be known as 'Sculpt'.  Seven acclaimed and well-established artists were each assigned one of the seven churches in which to install large-scale, high-quality art which have been on display since 24th May.  The installations have enjoyed a very successful season but will be coming to an end on Saturday 21st September so grab your last chance to see them before they disappear. Benefitting from £60,000 in Arts Council  funding, the aim of the project was to bring art into rural communities and make it accessible to people who might not otherwise have the chance to experience it.  

The artist whose installation is in St Mary's Church in North Stainley is Evy Jokhova, a Swiss-born sculptor, painter and performance artist whose work has been widely exhibited in London and throughout Europe.  

Further information is available from Scilla Kealy on 01765 635253