Art Trail ‘I spy art’ Quiz Questions

If you follow the Art Trail through 41 venues in Todmorden and Hebden Bridge between Saturday June 25 and Sunday July 3 as well as beautiful artwork you’ll find quiz questions in each window the artists have provided. Some of them are specific to the work on display and some are general knowledge inspired by it. There are no prizes, it’s just a bit of fun.

Answers will be on the website soon. No looking them up until you’ve been round all the Art Trail.

The Art Trail ‘I spy art’ Quiz Questions

1 Natural Endings Exhibition

What kind of bird lives in the woods behind the Depot? You can see a wooden one on the gate.

When was the Former Postal Depot built? A. 1884 B. 1904 C. 1924

2 Tod Almighty

Bill Kitchener

Can you identify the pieces of glassware used in this lamp?

My lamps are lit by LEDs which are more sustainable than incandescent lights. How much energy do they convert to light and which toxic metal do they avoid using?

Dan Morrison – BLOTT WORKS

What name is used for both a species of bird and for a machine used for lifting things?

What kind of thing is a ‘rack and pinion’?

Mark King

In many pictures, like here, Tracey Emin is seen wearing the same necklace. What is the animal shown on it?

In the 1990’s, Hockney produced work featuring his two dachshunds, Stanley and Boodge. Emin celebrated her cat through various media, but what was he called?

3 Creative with Nature

Joe Gregory

What kind of living plant is a willow?

What conventional medicine takes its origins from willow?

4 Water Street Gallery

Jane Revitt

Which way do the four points of the compass point when you look at a map?

Kate Boyce

Can a boat on a canal go uphill?

What is the name of the canal in this picture and where does it start and end?

5 Wonderfully Made

Gary Thomas

Why is porcelain called china?

Which UK city is known as ‘The Potteries’ and how many towns is it comprised of?

Rebecca Heyes

In painting which are the three primary colors? A. blue, black, red B. blue, black, purple C. blue, green, red D. blue, red, yellow

When did the Abstract art movement begin? A. 1860s B. 1880s C. 1940s

6 Legacy Arts Studio & Gallery

Sophie Hammer – Unusual Girl

Which local monument is depicted in this artists work?

The original 1814 monument collapsed and was replaced. What does the one that stands today commemorate?

7 In Good Company

Kath Baker – Katfish Designs

Where is the Blue Tit hiding?

On what item can you find an Anas platyrhynchos?

Linda Hodges Photography

Which country grows the most Tulips?

What is the term used to describe the tall housing common to this area?

Rachel Stott – Miss Dott Design

Find the letter a pair of Miss Dott’s earrings make?

Name the technique used to create amazing patterns meaning thousand flowers?

8 Co-op Food

Hannah Lawson

Why don’t polar bears eat penguins?

How many different types of penguin are in the picture? Name the species.

9 Artsmill Gallery

Harriet Quilty

What is the name of the flowers in the allotment with the yellow petals?

What is the name of the bird flying above Sunnytown?

Phil Taylor

What season is it, in the painting?

The painting ‘Skylines’ depicts a scene of the Calder Valley looking over towards Midgley Moor. But from which Moor is the view taken from?

10 Hat Therapy

Ali Haley

Can you tell what Ali’s favourite shape is?

What is the melting point of silver in celsius? A. 861.8 B. 961.8 or C. 1061.8

Catherine Edwards

What animal is leather most commonly made from?

Leather can be dyed a range of different colours, which coloured leather is the most difficult to produce?

11 Saker Bakery

Jatziri Caba Córdova

Whereabouts in the picture can you see someone looking for a book?
In the middle

Is there a book that changed your life? What is its title, who wrote it and what did it change?

12 Valley Organics

John Noble-Milner – Geckoman

In the UK what is the difference between a frog and a toad?

Why are geckos called geckos?

Josephine Gornall – Phinefibre

What is the name of the pattern used to decorate the drum beater?

Can you name a plant fibre beginning with F used in this felted picture?

13 Broug’s

Rebecca Heyes

Does true black reflect light?

What is the name for something you mix in paint to give it different qualities? A. Medium B. Filler C. Mix D. Changer

14 Heart Gallery

Jane Revitt

Can you find a place name on the tea towel with the name of an animal in it?

David‘ King’ Hartley, of the notorious Cragg Vale Coiners lived in a remote farmhouse called Bell House. He was hanged for his crimes in 1770. Where was he buried?

Kate Lycett

Gold leaf is gold that has been hammered into thin sheets, usually around 0.1 micrometer thick. What is the symbol for a micrometer and how many are in one millimeter?

15 Hope Gallery

Tim Schofield

What does the painting sound like to you?

In which county is the furthest point from the sea in the UK?

16 Frank & Jasper

Sheila Tilmouth

The ant is one of the world’s strongest creatures in relation to its size. How much can a single ant carry relative to its own bodyweight? A. up to 5 times B. up to 50 times C. up to 150 times

Who was the fist person to introduce photographic illustrations in a botanical book and what year was it published? A. 1838 B. 1843 C. 1883

17 Town Hall Exhibition

How many artists are exhibiting their work in the current Town Hall Exhibition?

One of the artworks hanging in the Town Hall Exhibition is different from the others. It hangs on a wall but usually covers all of it. Who is the artist?

18 Word of Mouth

Dawn France

This moor may look empty, but what animals do you think might live here?

What do healthy moors do that is particularly important to towns like Hebden Bridge, Todmorden and Mytholmroyd?

Janet Griffiths

What do you think of when you look at these paintings? Where do you imagine you might be and what time of year is it?

Approximately what proportion of all the world’s population of our native bluebell (Hyacinthoides non-scripta) grow in the UK? A. 15% B. 50% C. 75%

19 Limited Boutique

Dorothy Ann Simister

How many windows can you see in this picture?

Is this painting from inside looking out or outside the window looking in?


Sara Abbott

Which one of the characters in the mural outside the shop is not found in the Calder Valley?

What is the name of the world famous urban artist, also know as ‘the original Banksy’, who created huge urban works from the 70’s onwards and who is from the Calder Valley? A. William Banks B. Victor Borroughs C. Walter Kershaw D. Kevin Bristol

21 Valli Opticians

Robin Maurice Barr

In very old school photos sometimes the same child can appear twice. Why is that?

What does the word ‘Photograph’ actually mean?

22 Peter David Properties

Helen Lacey

Why are some of the buildings in this city a bit wonky?

Water and the colour red are recurring themes in a film set in Venice, what is it called?

23 Blue Sky Bakery

Hannah Nunn

Can you think of an artist who is famous for painting sunflowers?

What is the tallest Sunflower ever recorded? A. Just over 5 meters (16 feet) B. Just over 7 meters (23 feet) C. Just over 9 meters (30 feet)

Pam Crofts

Why does the Sunflower get it’s name?

Where did people start growing these flowers as a food crop and how long ago? A. 800 years ago B. 8,000 years ago C. 18,000 years ago

24 Fleur de Lys

Carolyn Fielden

‘Anemone’ is a kind of plant but also the name of a living creature, where does it live? In a tree, in space or in the sea?

What is the name of the drug derived from Foxgloves to treat heart conditions?

25 The Remedy Wine Merchants

Tracey Waddington

Blue Curve was painted after many visits the east coast. What is The sea called along the east coast of Britain?

Which countries does the sea from the first question border?

26 Bathroom Boutique

Debs Paine – Combing fish designs

If you look carefully at the pictures in this set you will see that there are some raised lines, what do you think was used to create them?

These pieces were inspired by music: The Four Seasons (Le Quattro Stagioni). Who is the composer and in which year was it first published?

27 Jack’s Barbers

Jonathan Britten

What can you remember if you know Richard of York gave battle in vain?

What is a brocken spectre and where are you likely to be if you can see it?

28 Muse Music & Love Cafe

Louise Crosby

Louise Crosby’s work often illustrates poems as a series of pictures with text. Can you make up a poem about the pictures you can see?

What year did Eastman Kodak patent the first photopolymer? A. 1949 B. 1952 C. 1961

29 Nathan’s Barbers

Lucy Cartwright

In terms of width and height of the image what is the difference between portrait and landscape photos?

What percentage of photos currently taken with digital cameras are ever printed on paper? A. Just over 2% B. About 20% C. Just under 30%

30 Gina B Glass

Gina Clarke

How many sheep can you count in this window?

Glass is made primarily of a common substance. What is it and what temperature does it need to reach to make glass? A. 1300 °C B. 1550 °C or C. 1700 °C

31 Flying Saucers

Hannah Lawson

The animal in the center of the picture sometimes floats on its back to eat the fish and crabs it catches. What animal is it?

What family of birds do guillemots and puffins belong to?

32 Grow Tuition

Sue Walpole

Can you find a gentle giant wearing a cloak of leaves in the photos?

What year was Josephine Ottesen’s novel ‘The Feather and the Rose’ first published? A. 1966 B. 1986 C. 2006

33 Drew Forsyth & Co

Paula Mayland

One painting shows cirrus clouds and one shows cumulus. Which one is which?

According to NASA’s Earth Observatory at any given time how much of Earth’s surface is covered by cloud? A. One third B. Just over half C. Two thirds

34 Blazing Saddles

Heidi Vilkman

Which of these birds mainly finds its food at night?

One of these birds weighs approximately 85g in real life. Which one?

Jayne Smith – Moss and Jayne

What is book-girl carrying in her bike basket?

What is the biggest difference between watercolour and gouache?

35 Afghan Rug Co

Judith Glynn

How many different pieces of wire were used to make each figure?

How many meters of copper wire were used to make the small figure of the man lying down?

36 Wood and Wire

Sarah Eyre

How many different photographs have been put together to make this image?

The word ‘wig’ derives from a French word; its anglicised form was abandoned in the mid 1600’s as people began to shorten it. What is the original name in either French or English?

37 Spirals

Angie Rogers

What kind of butterfly is in the painting?

What is the name of the canal going through Hebden Bridge?

Annie Lewis – Modern Alchemy Jewellery

What is another name for a shooting star?

What is the chemical symbol for the element silver?

Gary Thomas

Where does clay come from?

What is the difference between porcelain and stoneware pottery?

Julia Ogden

What is the name of the mill in the woods with stepping stones and ice cream, beginning with the letter G?

Cuckoo’s Boots, Lady’s Nightcap and Witches’ Thimbles are all other names for which flower?

Kate Boyce

What is another name for a lapwing which sounds like it’s call?

Which family of birds do lapwings belong to?

Roo Waterhouse

Do you know the name of the Hall near Halifax where Anne Lister lived? (Hint: you can find it in the picture)

What is the name of the author who deciphered Anne Lister’s secret code and transcribed and edited her diaries?


Alison McCabe

Can you name a children’s book with witch in the title?

What ancient culture worshipped the goddess Inanna?

39 Element Jewellery

Fran Lily Watson

How would you describe the weather in this picture?

What type of paintbrush is used for the smallest leaves?

40 The Book Case

Roo Waterhouse

Do you enjoy reading books? Which books would you put in your own ‘Shelf Portrait’?

What is the name of the Hebden Bridge based author whose book will be coming to the small screen soon?

41 rubyshoesday

Jane Kenington

Indigo, cobalt and azure are all different kinds of which colour?

Which valley is this a painting of?

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