Hall of Fame: Wakefield Artists

Wakefield is fast becoming a hub of creativity to be reckoned with, with emerging young artists taking the scene by storm. Check out some of these talented artists below.

Salma Patel


Salma is a sculptor, who explores themes relating to her cultural heritage as a British, Indian, Muslim female. Her works visually translate her own experiences. Salma gained invaluable skills with somewhereto_, working with us to organise, curate and invigilate her own exhibition.

‘This has given me the motivation to carry on with my practice and taught me additional skills as to how I can further my own art pursuits.’

Hayley Louise Crann


Hayley creates beautiful hand drawn designs based around all things natural. Her designs are printed on products such as greeting cards, notebooks, gift wrap and coasters. Hayley has exhibited her work in somewhereto_ space, helping her grow her business and gain experience exhibiting her work.

‘somewhereto_ have helped me gain more customers by exhibiting my work at many different venues and organising fab events for me to take part in showing and selling my products.’

Bethany Stead


Bethany is a fine arts student who mainly practices in painting. She is interested in developing her skills in curating and is working on developing her artistic skills to establish herself in the future. Bethany has worked with somewhereto_ to exhibit her work gaining exposure as an artist.

somewhereto_ gave me the chance to exhibit my work in a public place, get my name recognised and even helped towards selling work.’ 

Bobbi Rae Gastall


Bobbi is an artist and illustrator who runs Cubs Studio – a visual arts, graphic design and illustration studio. She also set up Sister Said, a Leeds based Arts collective which promotes and provides a network for emerging artists. She has been involved with several of our events and exhibitions.

‘somewhereto_ have helped by giving us a space to promote and sell our work both at FESTIV_ALT and our recent exhibition OH, NATURAL! at Wakefield Beer Exchange.’