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The beautiful Inspired by… gallery at Danby Lodge National Park Centre hosts changing exhibitions of work by artists and makers who draw their inspiration from the landscape, life and colour of the North York Moors.

Details of exhibitions held earlier in the year can be found further down this page while previous years' exhibitions are available in Past years.

The Inspired by... gallery can be found at  Danby Lodge National Park Centre, Danby. See Planning your visit for further information on how to get here and opening times.


Exhibition programme 2022

Fired Earth

Saturday 28 May to Sunday 10 July

Free entry - Open daily, 10am to 5pm

Taking inspiration from the natural world, and working with clay, Michelle Freemantle, Andrew Pentland, Patricia Thorn, David Wright and Daisy Fawcett showcase the diversity of work that can be created from fired earth.

David Wright - Fired Earth


Abstracted Landscapes

Saturday 28 May to Sunday 10 July

Free entry - open daily, 10am to 5pm

Louise Fletcher uses layers of collage, paint and mixed media to create a rich surface and sense of connected history, from which her paintings emerge gradually over time. Her works are reused and altered but all bear visible traces of an earlier form.

Louise Fletcher


Objects Born Not Made

Saturday 28 May to Sunday 10 July

Free entry - open daily, 10am to 5pm

Works from a selection of studio potters - inspired by Bernard Leach at the renowned Leach Pottery - are shown together for the first time.

Bernard Howell Leach by Ida Kar - National Portrait Gallery, London


A Woodland Sanctuary

As part of the National Park's 70th Anniversary

Free entry - Open daily, 10am to 5pm

Our woodland is many things - a place to explore and be inspired, and a source of tranquillity, meditation and solace. Eminent photographers, Simon Baxter and Joe Cornish, have been deep into the woods of the North York Moors, where they've borne witness to the changing seasons and reflected back their own preoccupations and imaginative journeys.

Simon Baxter


Threads and Pathways

As part of the National Park's 70th Anniversary

Saturday 17 September to Monday 7 November

Free entry - open daily 10am to 5pm (10.30am to 4pm from 1 November)

Lockton Artists - from a small village within the North York Moors - are nine artists and designers following individual pathways but sharing a common thread. Their work demonstrates the power that a special place wields over an artist's inspiration.

Joan Danby


Connections to Landscape

Saturday 17 September to Monday 7 November

Free entry - open daily, 10am to 5pm (10.30am to 4pm from 1 November)

Farndale artist, Pauline Brown, exhibits a selection of recent drawings and paintings of the landscapes around her home. Her work is created as a direct response to the landscapes' changing seasons, colours and moods.

Pauline Brown artwork


Our Land, Our Sea

Saturday 17 September to Monday 7 November

Free entry - open daily, 10am to 5pm (10.30am to 4pm from 1 November)

The natural world and a sense of place - on land and sea - is behind all Gail Hurst's work. In creating her own bee and butterfly garden at home, she finds further inspiration which is reflected in some of the pieces in her latest show.

Gail Hurst


Previous exhibitions 2022

Starscapes (part of the National Park's 70th Anniversary)

Saturday 19 February – Sunday 3 April
Free entry - Open 10.30am to 4pm in February. Open 10am to 5pm from 1 March.
Following ancient routes guided by the darkest skies and brightest stars Helen Peyton explores the iconic North York Moors landscape using only landmarks, waymarks and the stars to navigate.

Helen Peyton


Dark Reflections (part of the National Park's 70th Anniversary)

Saturday 19 February – Sunday 3 April
Free entry - Open 10.30am to 4pm in February. Open 10am to 5pm from 1 March.
World-renowned astronomy artist, Louise Beer, presents a body of work that explores her changing relationship with natural darkness and her desire to protect it. The exhibition will examine the cosmic beginnings of our environment.

Louise Beer


Past, Present, Future (part of the National Park's 70th Anniversary)

Saturday 9 April - Sunday 22 May
Free entry - Open daily, 10am to 5pm
A selected exhibition of works in paint medium, print, photography and mixed media to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the North York Moors National Park.

Art Award Ceremony - Friday 20 May, 6pm for 6.20pm

Celebrating the breadth of artistic talent and find out who are the winners of this year’s Art Award.
Visit the North York Moors National Park Trust website for full details.

Over the moors - artwork by Susan Noble


The Landscape We Feel (part of the National Park's 70th Anniversary)

Saturday 9 April  - Sunday 22 May
Free entry - Open daily, 10am to 5pm
We extended an open invitation to artists to show us what makes the North York Moors a special place. This exhibition of small works celebrates their passions. Works are anonymous until purchased.

The landscape we feel


Contact

Sally Smith, Gallery Curator and Events Adviser
T: 01439 772700
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