There was a strong sense of community at the opening of the Improving Ilkley art exhibition and auction to fundraise for the Ilkley Fountain project. An amazing 27 works of art donated by local artists, – all invited, organised and curated by Louise Hepworth-Wood, artist and trustee of Improving Ilkley and Joanne Tinker, artist and owner of The Tinker Gallery.

The auction ends on 20th April at 2 p.m., when the highest bids for all artworks will be taken.

Thank you to Justin Leeming for the photos.

Also shown: Chris White, who with James Tulley and generous help from Jenni Smith, is making a short film about the model.