ARTWORKS made from recycled furniture will travel around Barnsley raising a smile this summer.

Barnsley-based artists, Lenny and Whale, will be bringing their latest exciting project 'Sanctuary of Colour' to six locations across the borough over the summer.

The artwork, made from repurposed and upcycled hand-painted furniture, will be touring locations across the borough’s Principal Towns, including markets, green spaces and high streets through July and August.

The first stop on the tour will be at Goldthorpe Embankment on Thursday, July 11 between 9am and 11.30am and will also include a fun art workshop. The artwork will move later that day to Goldthorpe Town Square and can be experienced between 12.30pm – 3.30pm.

Alongside the installations, Lenny and Whale, in collaboration with musician Nicholas Lewis, will be leading music and art activities that will be inspired by the artwork. The activities will be suitable for all ages and abilities and will offer a chance to explore the themes of colour, recycling and creativity.

Lenny and Whale said: "We are really excited about 'Sanctuary of Colour' popping-up in each of the Principal Towns. It's been a lot of fun hunting out locations for the artwork and we look forward to meeting local people and hearing their reactions. Alongside the installations, we will be sharing art and music activities for people to get involved in."

Jon Finch, Head of Culture and Visitor Economy, said: “Barnsley is full of culture in every part of the borough. There is so much to enjoy and experience. This exciting project will bring vibrancy and animation to our towns and villages, where our communities live, work and visit. We think that art can make people feel better and healthier, and that everyone should be able to experience it. This is how we are making culture part of people's lives.”

The 'Sanctuary of Colour' project is commissioned and funded by Barnsley’s Cultural Development Fund programme ‘Storying Barnsley’.

For more information on the locations where you can see the artwork and take part in workshops visit