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Debbie Loane - Heather Burning Blakey RidgeDebbie Loane - Heather Burning Blakey Ridge

The beautiful Inspired by… gallery at The Moors 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.

We have an exciting programme of exhibitions and arts and craft courses provisionally planned for 2021. Due to the current situation we will keep you updated on what is going ahead and when but for now here is a taster of some of the work by the artists and makers who hopefully will be exhibiting their work at the Inspired by... gallery.

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 The Moors National Park Centre, Danby. See Planning your visit for further information on how to get here and opening times.

Exhibition programme 2021

Saturday 9 October – Monday 8 November

Reflections on Landscape

An exhibition of work by artists Peter Hicks and Beverley Hicks, whose works reflect on a place without being beholden to its familiarities. For Peter, it is the Esk Valley, Doctor’s Wood and Crag Cliff Wood near Grosmont – the world of his childhood – that echoes throughout his paintings. Beverley‘s work takes a more abstract approach to place, and pays homage to her love of The North York Moors.

Meet the Artists: Saturday 9 October (2pm - 4pm) and Thursday 28 October (1pm - 3pm)

Tour and Talk: Saturday 23 October (11.45am - 12.15pm; 1.15pm - 1.45pm; 2pm - 2.30pm). Booking essential.

Landscape with Flowers by Peter Hicks

Saturday 13 November – Sunday 16 January 2022 (weekends only from 4 January)

Brigantia’s Bounty

Over the winter months, members of Brigantia, a group of talented art, craft and design workers, present a delightful selection of creative, innovative arts and crafts.


P Franklin artwork

Previous exhibitions 2021


Saturday 8 May – Monday 7 June

We are all marked by – and make a mark on – our landscapes. York Printmakers celebrate their passion for print by exploring how the North York Moors impinges upon our hearts and minds.  Their work is at once dramatic, wild and extraordinary – just like the landscapes that inspire it.


Changing Places

Saturday 8 May – Monday 7 June

David Mercer combines layers of images, textures, photographs and drawings, reflecting the constantly changing and renewing scenery and landscape of the moors and coast.

Changing Places

Paintings From Wild Places

Saturday 12 June – Sunday 18 July

Over a lifetime of work, in some of the most challenging environments, landscape painter Len Tabner has shone a light onto the often uneasy relationship between man and nature. This major solo exhibition explores both the power of the sea and the impact of industry on the spectacular landscapes of the north.

Paintings from Wild Places

Wood Life

Saturday 24 July – Monday 30 August

Our major summer exhibition is a special celebration of the importance of woodland and wood life in all its guises, featuring watercolourist Peter Reynolds, contemporary artist Paul Green, fine metalwork artist and designer Marcus Steel, artist and sculptor Carolyn Smith, wire sculptor Chris Moss, printmaker Joe Barry and contemporary textile artist Amanda Cobbett.

Glenn Clarke

Beyond the Tree

Saturday 24 July – Monday 30 August

Anthony Ratcliffe’s woodcut prints often interpret the existence of the lone tree in challenging environments. In new work, he looks at the seasonal lifecycle of trees, exploring how they play an integral part in the identity of our northern landscapes.

Remembrance Day on Stoupe Brow by Anthony Ratcliffe cropped

Responses to Nature

Saturday 4 September – Monday 4 October

Lynne Porter’s expressive use of bold colour in her paintings, and Jacqui Riding’s mixed-media layerings, both capture the energy of the landscape and a sense of place. Jenny Morten creates beautiful ceramic vessels that demonstrate the power of natural forces.

Lynne Porter

Felt and Form

Saturday 4 September – Monday 4 October

Margaret Chalmers uses fleeces sourced from the North York Moors and Yorkshire Dales to create vibrant felts with different textures, colours and purposes.

Margaret Chalmers


Sally Smith, Gallery Curator and Events Co-ordinator
T: 01439 772700