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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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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 a couple of weeks ago. 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 […]

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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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Inspiration from wildlife, countryside and coast at the Inspired by… gallery

Wildlife artist Coral Rose captures the energy and beauty of rural life, portraying traditional subjects in a contemporary style, in her fabulous display of work entitled, ‘All Around Us’, exhibiting at the Inspired by… gallery, Danby from 12 August to 4 September. Working predominately in pastel, Coral takes her inspiration from animals and the countryside, […]

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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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August exhibitions at the Inspired by … gallery

‘Fibres with a Twist’ is a new exhibition of silk painting, crochet, felting and weaving by the Cleveland Fibre Arts textile group. Running alongside this exhibition will be ‘One Moor Year’, featuring paintings by Robin Puplett that capture the drama of the seasons and landscapes of the North York Moors over a calendar year. Both […]

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A celebration of Appleton le Moors

Yorkshire based artist Anne Thalheim inspired a group of her friends and neighbours from Appleton Le Moors to create a unique art installation in four community buildings. Their artwork celebrates the annual events, interest groups, history and crucially, the volunteers who year after year, ensure these building’s are maintained, funded and continue to provide for […]

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Exhibition rounds off exceptional year for gallery

‘New Ground’, an exhibition by printmaker Hester Cox and ceramicist Charlotte Morrison which opens on 20 November, rounds off the current programme of exhibitions at the North York Moors’ Inspired by… gallery in what has been the best year in its seven year history. Located within The Moors National Park Centre at Danby, the gallery […]

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Celebrating the natural world on our doorstep

Art works and ceramics by award-winning wildlife artist Dennis Roddam go on display at the Inspired by… gallery from 19 September. Inspired by his childhood adventures in the North York Moors, his art focuses on the smaller natural wonders that are sometimes overlooked, rather than large panoramic views. North Yorkshire Naturally is open daily until […]

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Exhibition by Appleton artist John Creighton

The restaurant at Scampston Walled Garden is hosting an exhibition of silkscreen prints by local artist John Creighton. John was born in North Yorkshire, and lives in Appleton le Moors. Art has always been a central part of his life and he began drawing and painting from a very early age. After doing a foundation […]

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Helmsley Decorative & Fine Arts Society forthcoming lecture programme

Helmsley Decorative & Fine Arts Society is affiliated to the National Association of Decorative & Fine Arts Societies (NADFAS). NADFAS is a pioneering educational arts charity that has been fostering appreciation of the decorative and fine arts and the preservation of our national heritage for over 40 years. The Association has a membership of over […]

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Look Gallery, Helmsley – new exhibition launch today

The September exhibition at Look Gallery is brimming with brand new work this year. We’ve got a really varied show featuring some of the best artists and craftspeople the UK has to offer, and even a couple from further afield. We have sculpture and pottery from Reuben and Ray Hutchings, exciting screenprints and paintings from […]

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Rare opportunity to visit Scotch Corner Chapel

The John Bunting Chapel at Scotch Corner will be open to the public on Saturday September 14, as part of Heritage Open Days. John Bunting was born in London in 1927, evacuated to Yorkshire in 1939 and studied at Ampleforth College. There he met Robert Thompson, whose trademark mouse is on furniture throughout the school, […]

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“In Brave Company – the making of a memorial

Artist Peter Naylor is giving a talk in Pickering next month, entitled “In Brave Company – the making of a memorial”, on the making of the 158 Squadron memorial at Lissett near Bridlington. He will explain the design, engineering and historical background underpinning this stunning sculpture, as well as revealing a few secrets about the […]

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Ryedale Open Art Exhibition

Ryedale Open Art Exhibition is looking for new talent

The Ryedale Open Art Exhibition – now in its 37th year – shows the work of about 150 artists each year. Yvette Turnbull, creative economy officer for Ryedale District Council, who puts the exhibition together, said this year they were keen to find artists who may not have previously shown their work. “We know that […]

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Open Studios: Elisabeth Bailey

Continuing our series of profiles of local artists taking part in the 2013 Open Studios event, on the weekends of June 8-9 and 15-16. Potter Elisabeth Bailey shares a studio with her mother Andrea at Moor Edge, Main Street, Gillamoor, YO62 7HX. Elisabeth uses clay throwing skills developed over 35 years to form simple ceramic […]

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North Yorkshire Open Studios 2013

North Yorkshire Open Studios is a free event that combines culture, breathtaking views and a chance to hone your navigation skills. From the remote hills of the upper Dales across the Vale of York to the North York Moors and the Yorkshire coast, a wide range of painters, printmakers, jewellery-makers, sculptors, potters, textiles artists, photographers […]

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Helmsley art in Scarborough show

A working clock called Time at Helmsley is one of the centre-pieces of an exhibition at Scarborough Art Gallery. By Geoffrey Brignall, the piece features a scene of the Ryedale town. The exhibition called Your Place Or Mine is a collaboration between members of Scarborough Art Society and students at Yorkshire Coast College. It celebrates […]

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Michaelmas painting studio workshops with Robert Parkin and The National Trust

The National Trust – Old Coastguard Station in Robin Hoods Bay, North Yorkshire will be hosting two workshops this November. Join Yorkshire based international wildlife, landscape and nature artist Rob Parkin to create your very own wildlife, landscape or seascape painting in acrylic. On Wednesday 7th November and, or – 21st November, Rob will help […]

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The Look Gallery, Helmsley – latest exhibition

The Look Gallery have two floors full of paintings, sculptures, photographs and pottery from some of the best artists and craftspeople in the country. Below you can see a selection of images taken after the launch of their latest autumn exhibtion and also hear an interview with assistant manager Tabitha Grove.  Look Gallery, 20 Castlegate, Helmsley, York, YO62 […]

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‘Pulpitations’ – a must visit at Dalby Forest

In this film Niki Hampson founder of ‘Pulpitations’, located in Dalby Forest, describes both her business and the process of papermaking. From her studio, open year round, she makes and sells artwork as well as demonstrating the art of papermaking to visitors. She also teaches the craft to a wide range of organisations and is happy to work […]

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Saltbox Gallery, Helmsley – Curent Exhibition – Natural Materials

The current exhibition at the gallery, located on Castlegate, highlights natural materials: clay, textiles, glass, wire and paper art with the work of contemporary artists including Helen Kemp, Rachel Foxwell, Bernard McGuigan, Liz Hammond, Lynsey Tyson, Jo Hill and Shirley Vauvelle. The exhibition runs until 26th August. Visit the Saltbox Gallery website. Saltbox Gallery & […]

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Dazzle – Helmsley’s very British gallery

On meeting Annie Wright, owner of the wonderful Dazzle Gallery, it is clear that she is passionate about British designers. In the interview I did with Annie earlier in the week that comes through loud and clear. Have a listen to that whilst looking at just a small sample of the wonderful items she has in her gallery. Created […]

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