David Wilders: Selfie Challenge

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Want to see your artwork on display at the Museum?

We may not be able to visit the Museum during the Easter holidays, but we can enjoy the work of mining artists featured in the Museum’s ‘Drawn from the Pits’ exhibition.

One of the featured artists, David Wilders, took up art classes after leaving the mining industry due to a serious accident underground. Wilders is inspired by his hometown of Castleford and his mining memories, but he does not base his pieces on specific people or places.

Here are two pieces by Wilders, both picture miners and use crayon, pencil and watercolour to create colourful portraits.

Can YOU create a ‘selfie’ in Wilder’s distinctive, colourful style? Can you share your artwork with us?

Take Wilder’s work as a starting point, can you see the different materials he has used, the different colours and use of strong black lines?

Here's our example!

You will need:

  • A printed picture of you/ a photograph
  • A piece of paper 
  • A plastic wallet
  • A permanent marker
  • A pencil
  • Crayons or colouring pencils/ felt tip pens/ paint/ chalk/ pastels

What do you need to do for the chance to see your drawing displayed when the Museum reopens?

  • download the step-by-step guide (see bottom of page for PDF file)
  • complete your selfie
  • photograph it
  • send it to marketing.assistant@ncm.org.uk by 24th April. Don’t forget to tell us your name and age.

Selfie Guide (PDF, 7.82 MB)

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