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Six cultural organisations in Yorkshire awarded over £1.9 million from the Arts Council’s Capital: Small Grants programme to boost the county’s cultural facilities.

Barnsley Museums have received £125,000 to transform an empty cottage at the rear of the Cooper Gallery in Barnsley into an artist studio space, with exhibition areas and a café. The investment will help to develop digital artforms throughout the studio and courtyard to encourage the development and exhibition of new innovative content.

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Paw'fect new exhibition opens in Barnsley

Visitors filled the Cooper Gallery at the weekend to celebrate the launch of the family-friendly exhibition. They were treated to storytelling in a specially built glade, outdoor games, craft activities, live piano music and a teddy bears picnic.

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The Cooper Gallery’s Turner on tour

A very special painting from the Cooper Gallery’s unique watercolour collection will be going on tour this autumn. People are urged to pay a visit to the town centre gallery and see ‘A View of Old Bregenz’ by JMW Turner (1775-1851), before the treasured artwork travels to Japan in October.

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