Fletcher's Mill, Dean Clough, Halifax
Monday, October 3, 2022
12:00 AM
Fletcher's Mill, Dean Clough, Halifax, HX3 5AX
Art Lab

Art Lab October 2022

Monday 3 October, 7pm, free, all welcome

Fletcher’s Mill, Dean Clough, Halifax, HX3 5AX

Presenting: Alex Abel

Bring a dish! Bring some food/drink to share. Teas and coffees provided.

About Alex Abel

I have worked as a professional artist since 1993, with a current role at Healthy Minds working with young people and supporting mental health through art.

My degree qualified me to work on Educational Media, I then pursued freelance commissions in art and education specialities and set up my business which traded across the UK for 19 years with many high-profile organisations such as English Heritage, UK councils and SureStart as well as museums, libraries and schools.

Previous commissions include work at Animania!, Calderdale College and with VAC on Commit to Change Project – helping young men on probation access art sessions for wellbeing. I have also supported NACRO Art Programmes and exhibited young people’s work across West Yorkshire.

I have recently worked with Hebden Bridge Festival on Underlands as part of the Landmarks Project where I created 3 workshops with my colleagues, managed delivery with young people and created artwork for the final exhibition which appears on website:

I am also currently working on some freelance illustrations on Black History, online drawing sessions for Unison workers as part of their education project and family drawing sessions for Surestart.


About Art Lab

Art Lab is a monthly meet-up for artists and art practitioners to discuss their work, concurrent ideas and critical thinking. It’s open to anyone who would like to attend and contribute constructively. Art Lab is for sharing ideas, mutual learning, peer support and networking.

The format is 20-30 minute presentation(s) by artists / practitioners about their work / ideas / interests followed by Q&A with group discussions and social events.

Art Lab welcomes all art practitioners and enthusiasts and operates a safe space policy. Art Lab is coordinated by Halifax based artist/curator/writer Alice Bradshaw.

If you would like to present at any of the 2022/23 Art Labs please email / message Alice:

[email protected]