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Sunday 12 February to Monday 13 March

Free entry: Open 10.30am to 4pm on Sunday 12 February only and then daily from Saturday 18 February onwards.

Meet the Artists: Sunday 12 February, 12 noon to 3pm

Our oasis of creativity – the Inspired by… gallery at The Moors National Park Centre, Danby – celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2017

From Lowry’s Salford to Gauguin’s Tahiti, there’s something in the landscape, natural or man-made, that fires imagination and sparks inspiration. Landscape – luckily – is something we have in abundance in the North York Moors, from our glorious uplands of cloud-buffeted moors and star-speckled skies to ancient stone-built villages, dense forests, soaring sea cliffs and hidden coves.

The beautiful Inspired by… gallery opened its doors in 2007, with one overriding purpose – to display work by contemporary artists and artisans who draw their inspiration from this very landscape, as well as the life, light and colour of the North York Moors. Since it first opened, almost 200 exhibitions have taken place at the gallery, and photographers, ceramicists, printmakers, weavers, jewellers, cartoonists and sculptors have all made their mark. Some exhibitions have been truly transformational, with the gallery variously turned into a Butterfly House, craft studio, glass showroom, 3D bee hive, and venue for Landscape Photographer of the Year Award.

Join us for a blockbuster show to celebrate our 10th anniversary. Alongside longstanding friends of the gallery, including William Tillyer, Len Tabner, Peter Hicks, John Freeman, Joe Cornish and glassmakers Gillies Jones, there’s work by Norman Ackroyd CBE RA (courtesy of the Zillah Bell Gallery, Thirsk) as well as many other local and regional artists.

Artists represented in the show are:

  • Norman Ackroyd
  • Bridget Bailey
  • Linda Brill
  • Ian Burke
  • Clare Caulfield
  • Joe Cornish
  • Sue Ford
  • Vienna Forrester
  • Martin Fowler
  • John Freeman
  • Gillies Jones
  • Peter Hicks
  • Ian Scott Massie
  • Maggie Moore
  • Miranda Richmond
  • Emma Stothard
  • Len Tabner
  • William Tillyer
  • David Watson