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National Park’s gallery debuts the work of a former soldier turned artist

A former soldier who took up painting to come to terms with leaving the Army early after sustaining an injury, is making his debut in the world of art with an exhibition at the North York Moors National Park’s gallery this autumn. Adrian Wright who lives in Glaisdale will be showcasing a selection of paintings […]

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Reminder: preview of John Creighton’s new exhibition tomorrow

*It’s this Friday* 6pm start ! … see you there … Private view Friday 15th September from 6pm  Exhibition Saturday 16 September – Sunday 26 November 2017    Free entry, open daily 10am – 5pm (September) and 10am – 4pm (October and November) Ryedale Folk Museum, Hutton-le Hole, North Yorkshire, YO62 6UA www.ryedalefolkmuseum.co.uk 01751 417367

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Man on the Moors despoiling the countryside?

We recently posted an item about a new 3m high bronze sculpture by artist Sean Henry, entitled ‘Seated Figure’, which has been installed on the North York Moors, near Westerdale. Several comments followed, discussing whether or not this artwork spoiled, or enhanced, the natural environment. One point for the ‘spoilers’ group which was not mentioned, […]

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All invited to evening viewing of new exhibition by John Creighton at Folk Museum

A new exhibition of charcoal drawings by local artist John Creighton is opening soon at the Ryedale Folk Museum. There will be a pre-opening viewing, on the evening of Friday 15th September from 6.00pm. All are welcome, but please RSVP to the Museum if you wish to come (01751 417367).  The exhibition then officially opens […]

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Penny Hunt ceramics

Summer exhibition at North York Moors gallery captures the feeling of freedom in the landscape

The freedom that people often feel when they’re standing in a vast, beautiful landscape is captured in the latest exhibition at the North York Moors National Park’s art gallery. The Inspired by… gallery at The Moors National Park Centre at Danby is exhibiting a solo show by Yorkshire Dales artist Penny Hunt entitled: The Feel of […]

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Guided Moorland Walk with Bridget Tempest

Under the auspices of North Yorkshire Open Studios, Bridget Tempest will lead a guided walk and drawing workshop through the moorland of Broughton, on Monday August 14. Bridget will be accompanied by botanist Judith Allinson, who will also be leading the walk and highlighting interesting information about the flora and moorland landscape. Bridget Tempest is […]

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Work of grafitti artist Tom Williams outside Bils & Rye Kirkbymoorside

Graffiti artist makes his mark on the town

If only temporarily. The art is the work of Tom Williams who is quite happy to have his name on the town blog according to my wife who had a quick chat with him whilst he was at work on Sunday evening.

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'Man on the Moors' by Sean Henry - image credit Gareth Jenkins

Man on the Moors

A new 3m high, bronze sculpture by artist Sean Henry, entitled ‘Seated Figure’, has been installed on the North York Moors, near Westerdale. The piece is the first public sculpture to be placed within the National Park, where it will stay for 5 years. We visited today, leaving the car in a layby near a […]

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Talk by sculptor Andy Goldsworthy

If you know the astonishing art of Andy Goldsworthy, you may like to attend a public talk by him on his ‘Hanging Stones’ in Northdale Valley. This project (funded by the David Ross Foundation) uses former agricultural buildings in thought-provoking ways. Andy Goldsworthy is a sculptor, photographer and environmentalist producing site-specific sculpture and land art […]

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Lyn Bailey and Sally Parkin

Open Studios invite

It is Open Studios time again. Lyn Bailey and Sally Parkin are opening their studio workshop over the next two weekends. They are situated above the shop Clocks and Moor, on the first floor at 2 Market Place, Kirkbymoorside and will have plenty of paintings, prints, and fabric works on show. Lyn studied in York […]

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Exhibitions by local artist John Creighton

John Creighton is among local artists taking part in North Yorkshire Open Studios over the coming two weekends: you can find him at Appleton le Moors delightful little Reading Room. His work is also on view in York, Harrogate and Hull.

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Art Exhibition at Barmoors

‘Salon des Refusés 2017’ – five local artists in the barn at Barmoors from Sunday 4th June-Sunday 11th June – 10 am until dusk every day. Eileen Gibson – Textiles, Violet Horton – portraits, Sandra Oakins – drawings and linocuts, Alice O’Neill – papercuts, Colin Pearsall – painter, Rosemary Roberts – wood engraver, Hetty Scrope […]

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Carpet of Wisdom Exhibition comes to Kirkbymoorside

Carpet of Wisdom Exhibition comes to Kirkbymoorside

A special interfaith exhibition of weaving and rugs will be on display in Kirkbymoorside Methodist Chapel this Friday and Saturday. Women and girls of different faiths from the UK and Pakistan have been meeting together since 2014 to talk about their lives and their faith. They’ve shared stories from their different traditions and reflected on […]

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Robin Hoods Bay seen from Ravenscar on the North Yorkshire Coast.

National Park gallery invites artists to submit miniature works of art for summer exhibition

Established and emerging artists are being invited to submit original pieces of art on postcards for a summer exhibition at the North York Moors National Park’s gallery. Each piece of work will feature in Art to Go, a five-week exhibition at the Inspired by… gallery at Danby which begins on 29 July and aims to […]

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National Park gallery launches supporters’ scheme

Regular visitors to the North York Moors National Park’s art gallery are to be rewarded for their patronage. The popular Inspired by… gallery at The Moors National Park Centre at Danby has introduced a Supporters’ Scheme in its 10th anniversary year offering a range of benefits to regular visitors while also helping to raise funds […]

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North Yorkshire Open Studios return

After a year off to restructure and reorganise, North Yorkshire Open Studios returns in 2017 bigger and better than ever. Dates for the main studio openings are the weekends of June 3/4 and 10/11: more on that soon. Before then, a number of taster events are taking place around North Yorkshire. Here’s a couple that […]

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Railway art in York

From the North Yorkshire Moors Railway: On show in the heart of York city, the railway has marked the start of its 2017 season with an artistic masterpiece. The incredible 3m by 4m vinyl art work can be seen in all its glory outside York Art Gallery in Exhibition Square and is creating a real […]

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A bold fox and other prints at Helmsley Arts Centre

An exhibition of prints by Gerard Hobson is now running at Helmsley Arts Centre. Art can be a very personal matter and what appeals to one doesn’t necessarily appeal to another. You may not agree, but this fox  made me laugh out loud with pleasure. Since childhood Gerard Hobson has had a love for birds, […]

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Clebrate Christmas at Bils & Rye

Celebrate Christmas at Bils & Rye

Last week before Christmas and what better way to celebrate the year than with art, music, food and drink at Bils & Rye!   In conjunction with The Piano Workshop, we are delighted to offer an afternoon of music, sloe gin and mince pies! Oh and don’t forget the art…   Christmas Opening Times We […]

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Moorside Room Exhibition

Moorside Room Exhibition – 26th November

A collaborative exhibition by photographers Janet and Richard Burdon and scupltor Jennifer Tetlow:

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Biography of Lewis Creighton now available

John Creighton’s biography of his father, the well known artist Lewis Creighton, is now available, having been launched in Kirkbymoorside last weekend. Lewis is best known for his moorland oil paintings but there is a great deal more to him than just art.  He came from a colouful family who lived in Kirkbymoorside before moving […]

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Inspirational exhibits

From Friday 29 October to Tuesday 15 November, a number of artists from Leeds will be displaying their work, reflecting their interpretation to Yorkshire landscapes, in the Inspired by… gallery, at The Moors National Park Centre, Danby. The ‘Northern Connection’ exhibition, by selected members of Leeds Fine Artists, shows a direct personal response to Yorkshire […]

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Bils & Rye open gallery in Kirkbymoorside

New gallery to open in Kirkbymoorside

After nearly four years building up their gallery business, Kate & Nick Bentley were finally seduced by the old White Horse hotel in Kirkbymoorside. The task of moving the business, with over 1000 exhibits the five miles has begun with a scheduled opening date of 3rd September 2016. The new gallery space will kick off […]

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Art Exhibition to support St Catherine’s Hospice

Members of the Ryedale based Moorlands Art Group have organised an annual exhibition to support the hospice every year since the early 90s. So many people turn out to view the paintings and buy their work that they raise hundreds of pounds every year to help the hospice care for patients with life-limiting illnesses. This […]

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Signs of Life: exhibition by local artists

Exhibition of work by six local artists, including John Creighton of Appleton-le-Moors, coming up on the weekend of June 4 and 5.

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Gallery TEN exhibition now open @ Ryedale Folk Museum

We are pleased to welcome back Edinburgh’s Gallery TEN to our art gallery after a very popular show in 2015. Gallery owner, Paul Musgrove has specially selected a range of glass, prints and sculpture for this guest spot in the Museum’s art gallery space. Prints include works by Barbara Rae, Henry Moore, Rosemary Vanns and […]

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Overlooked – an exhibition of the North York Moors

Yorkshire based ceramicist Charlotte Morrison and textile artist Agnis Smallwood are proud to present ‘Overlooked’, an exhibition focusing on the North York Moors, at the Inspired by… gallery at The Moors National Park Centre in Danby, from Thursday 30 June – Tuesday 19 July 2016. Charlotte is a ceramic designer/maker from the Yorkshire Dales, who […]

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TdY 70-metre high land art unveiled

A giant piece of “land art” has been unveiled to mark Stage Three of this year’s Tour de Yorkshire cycle race on the top of Sutton Bank. The whopping 70m high, 40m wide white painting on the grassy airfield at the Yorkshire Gliding Club is next to one of the race’s toughest ascents and has […]

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Profile: The Dutch House and Kunsthuis Gallery in Crayke

The Dutch House is a child friendly art café serving homemade cakes, breakfasts, light lunches and Dutch specialities. Enjoy nature, art, wildlife, organic produce and delicious food in a stunning rural setting, just 15 miles north of York. Set in a 1.6 acre wildlife garden we offer a continental Art Café and shop, the “Kunsthuis” […]

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Auction of artwork at Helmsley Arts Centre

Helmsley Arts Centre is holding an auction of artworks to raise funds, on Janauary 29. There are 40 lots, and you can view the full catalogue on line here.

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