Inspired by... gallery
The beautiful Inspired by … gallery at The Moors National Park Centre hosts changing exhibitions of work by artists and craftworkers who draw their inspiration from the landscape, life and colour of the North York Moors.
We have an exciting programme of exhibitions and events for 2014. Panoramic vistas, seascapes, dramatic photography, artist lectures, unique ceramics, colourful textiles - what will inspire you today?
- Talk to your favourite artists or discover new ones at our 'Meet the Artist' preview events. Join us for a drink and nibbles while learning about their work.
- The Inspired by… gallery is also pleased to present a programme of special events and concerts throughout the year.
- Artworks, artisan crafts and handmade jewellery are available for sale in the gallery shop and craft area.
- See our exhibition archive and read artist profiles.
You can sign up here to receive emails alerting you to new exhibitions, opportunities to meet the artists and preview events.
Current Exhibitions 2014
Saturday 17 May to Sunday 15 June
Explore the rise of watercolour painting and printmaking through the pioneering works of Francis Nicholson(1753-1844)
Forthcoming Exhibitions 2014
Snickets, Stones and Streams
Thursday 19 June to Monday 21 July
Julia Burns' quirky, original hand-printed images have a contemporary edge but are all made using that most traditional of techniques - potato-printing.
Aspects of the Moors
Friday 25 July to Sunday 17 August
New work by members of Ryedale ArtWorks (RAW) explores the varied landscapes of the North York Moors - painting, sculpture, ceramics, metalwork, glassware and textiles.
Wednesday 20 August to Tuesday 16 September
Wildlife artist Andy Broderick and sculptors Emma Stothard and Stef Ottevanger take a close look at the wildlife all around us.
Friday 19 September to Sunday 12 October
Bridget Wilkinson and Meg Ashley celebrate the dynamic northeast coastline in paintings and ceramics that reflect the rhythmic splendour of nature.
North Yorkshire, Naturally
Friday 19 September to Sunday 12 October
Dennis Roddam's art works and ceramics capture the natural spirit of North Yorkshre.
Wednesday 15 October to Sunday 9 November
Photographer and poet Phil Cornelius, pastel artist Keith Blessed and candle-maker Chris Jones explore the spiritual nature of the North York Moors and coast.
Quilting For All Seasons
Wednesday 15 October to Tuesday 11 November
Quilted works by the Cleveland Fibre Arts textile group, inspired by the seasonal changes in the North York Moors' countryside and coast.
Saturday 15 November to Sunday 11 January 2015
Brigantia's artists and craftworkers showcase the very best in art, sculpture, textiles, carvings and ceramics.
Christmas Craft Fair
Saturday 15 November to Sunday 16 November
Over 30 stalls of arts, crafts and seasonal gifts, from jewellery, ceramics and stained glass to willow tree decorations, scented soaps and handmade chocolates.
Saturday 22 November to Sunday 25 January 2015
Printmaker Hester Cox and ceramicist Charlotte Morrison explore the history, nature and landscape of the North York Moors.
Previous Exhibitions 2014
Thursday 6 March to Tuesday 1 April
Photographer Charles Twist is a passionate advocate of old cameras and lenses.
Saturday 1 February to Monday 3 March
Rosie Dean's vibrant paintings capture the endlessly changing weather, moods and landscape along the North York Moors' coast.
Friday 4 April to Sunday 11 May
Renowned landscape artist Peter Hicks presents a major exhibition of striking new work.
Sally Smith, Events and Exhibitions Officer
Tel: 01439 772700
Views on what should be included in a plan that will shape management of the North Yorkshire and Cleveland Heritage Coast over the next five years are being sought.
York Potash Proposals Members of the public are invited to attend a pre-application presentation to be given to Members of the North York Moors National Park Authority by York Potash Ltd
Visitors to the North York Moors may be forgiven for doing a double-take as a variety of pink sheep pop up in villages, shop windows and tourist attractions over the coming months. Around 200 sheep, ranging from tiny earrings to giant sculptures, are going on display as part of the ‘Lost Sheep in Pink Jersey’s’ campaign which runs from 20 June to 20 September 2014.
Thanks to funding from Ryedale District Council, the North York Moors National Park is extending the range of training schemes it offers by creating an apprenticeship in ICT (Information and Communication Technology).
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