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Exhibitions 2019

Below are this year's exhibitions appearing in the gallery. Please scroll down to view exhibitions from earlier in the year.

Showcase Exhibition

16 February to 31 March 2019
An exhibition showing work from some of the most prestigious artists in the region who have shown in the gallery previously.

Dark Skies - Moon

16 February to 31 March 2019
A specially curated exhibition of 'Moonlight Scenes' to celebrate the Dark Skies Festival.

Details of upcoming exhibitions for the remainder of 2019 will follow shortly.

Previous exhibitions 2018

Love in the Air

Sunday 11 February
A special Valentine’s event. Meet the exhibition artists, browse jewellery from selected makers, and enjoy free chocolates, a glass of wine and music by harpist Sarah Dean.

Dark Skies

Saturday 10 February - Monday 16 April
The year’s opening exhibition features a collection of outstanding artists from the region inspired by the dramatic skies of the North York Moors. Artists include: Len Tabner, Joe Cornish, Peter Hicks, Beveley Ann Hicks, Ian MacDonald, Kane Cunningham, Jo Barry, Kate Lycett, Rebecca Vincent, Jill Ray, Heather Burton, John Creighton, Robert Brindley, Andrew Broderick, Mike Shaw, John Freeman, Emma Stothard, Patrick Smith, Adrian Wright, Peter Heaton, David Owen and some pieces from Leeds Fine Arts and East Anglian Marine Artists and inkylinky.

Dark Skies - Inspired Jewellery

Saturday 10 February - Monday 16 April
Showcasing their lovingly designed wearable art are Jackie Selcraig and her amazing handcrafted jewellery, jeweller InkyLinky, whose work includes etched silver and copper, and Jenny Weston and her semi-precious stones.

Shoreside to Moorside

19 April to 21 May 
Pam Scott, Ian Nicholas, Sally Nicholas and Anthony Cox find diverse inspiration from the North York Moors. Each has a distinctly different style and point of view when putting paint to paper. The exhibition is complemented by a display of fused glass jewellery and sculpture.

From Coast to Country

19 April to 21 May 
Heather Burton’s palette knife paintings capture the changing moods and character of our landscape, from rugged coastlines and cliff-hugging villages to dramatic moors and hills.


19 April to 21 May 
Exploring the people, flora and fauna that inhabit this local landscape, Suzie Devey uses an array of printmaking techniques to reveal untold and unimaginable encounters. Playing with scale and proportion this exhibition surprises the audience with microscopic elements encountered as large-scale linocut prints and detailed story scrolls depicting incongruous moments from everyday life in the North York Moors.

Moor Impressions

24 May to 18 June 
The East Anglian Group of Marine Artists tours the North York Moors annually and has amassed an amazing body of work inspired by the area. There will also be a small framed postcard exhibition, one from each of their artists.

Hidden Landscapes

21 June to 16 July
Sandra Storey, Jane Carlisle Bellerby, France Payne and Fiona Mazza explore the relationships between objects, collections, landscape and memory, seen through diverse lenses and mediums. Hidden places of the North York Moors and of the mind underline connections between the natural world and emotional well-being. The exhibition includes a focus on walking, collecting and attachment to significant objects.

Northern Territories

21 June to 16 July 
Two Somerset artists, Sara Dudman and Jenny Graham, showcase their creative response to the North York Moors and coast in works inspired by the land and environment. They provide fresh eyes and a new perspective on what may be familiar sights to local residents.

Teesside University Inspired

19 July to 28 August
Exciting, innovative and engaging art work by Teesside University's multi-talented art students, inspired by the wonderful scenery, landscape and folklore of the North York Moors and Tees Valley.

Small Scale Collectables

19 July to 28 August
An exhibition of small pieces of work from some of the most successful artists of the 2017 ‘Art to Go’ exhibition. All pieces are framed and cost less than £50.

A Broad Canvas

19 July to 28 August
Artwave North, a diverse group of mixed-media artists based in Darlington, respond to the life, landscape and majesty of the North York Moors.

Fields and Furrows

31 August to 24 September
Printmaker Rebecca Vincent interprets the rural landscape as a colourful pattern of inter-connecting shapes. Using a wide variety of textures and intricate details, her hand-printed etchings convey a delight in the countryside.

Threading through the Moors

31 August to 24 September
Diverse Threads is a group of York-based artists with a passion for textiles. They each address the landscapes, colours & textures of the North York Moors in an individual way to produce a riot of colours.

Moors and Shorelines

31 August to 24 September
Mark Sofilas’s paintings are inspired by the idiosyncrasies of the northern English countryside, bringing to his work the perspective of someone who originates from a very different landscape.

Altered Images

31 August to 24 September
Local woodworker David Hannah creates unique decorative mirrors and furniture using a wide variety of British hardwoods, mainly sourced from North Yorkshire. David’s philosophy is that art and functionality can be combined to create truly special pieces of wooden art.

Forwards and Backwards

27 September to 16 October  
Cleveland Fibre Arts showcase their knowledge of traditional local crafts and textiles in a wide-ranging exhibition.

Earth, Sea and Sky

27 September to 16 October
Working in watercolour Jake Jones focuses on light and atmosphere to create pieces inspired by the constantly changing beauty of the North York Moors and coast.

Time and Place

20 October to 13 November
An exhibition by members of Leeds Fine Artists (one of the oldest regional arts bodies in the UK), showing a direct personal response to Yorkshire landscapes, especially the North York Moors – whether abstract, figurative or sensory.

Brigantia's Yorkshire ‘Hygge’

16 November to 20 January 2019
Find unusual gifts created by talented artists, artisans and craftworkers from around the region.


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