Art Exhibitions

The Nature of Art

Mezzanine Gallery, The Station, Richmond, 26 May to June 7, daily 09:00 to 21:00. Admission free.

Inspired by quotes from literature on themes relating to the natural world, Year 10 students at Risedale Sports and Community College have produced a series of predominantly monochromatic images which incorporate techniques of typography and ink-based illustration. Their bold and dramatic imagery forces viewers to consider the impact of humanity on the environment. 

Nature, Lauren Gillan


Jill Eagle - Earth and Sky

Hudson House Gallery, Reeth, 27 May to 8 June, daily 10:00 to 16:00. Admission free.

Swaledale artist Jill Eagle’s exciting new collection, in mixed media and acrylic on wooden board, is an expressive response to the wild landscapes of the north and the ever changing light and weather.

Trees below the Nuns' Steps, Jill Eagle

David, Heather & Tom Cook 

National Park offices in Bainbridge, 1 May to 29 June, weekdays 08:30 to 16:30. Admission free.

Heather Cook’s intricate collages include pattern studies and atmospheric seascapes, many containing found materials, while David’s vibrant paintings and prints reflect the landscape near their home in Malhamdale. Although concerned with place, Heather and David’s works are not intended to be strictly topographical records but more a beginning point for thematic invention and abstraction. Some fine photographs by their artist son Tom complete this impressive family exhibition.

Red Landscape, David Cook

Chris Moss - Hushes & Holloways 

St. Andrew’s Church, Grinton, 27 May 11:00 to 16:00, 28 May 10:00 to 14:00, 9 June 10:00 to 16:00. Admission free.

Also during the interval on concert days. Ticket holders only.

Chris Moss's woodcuts and works in egg tempera and gold leaf on oak are influenced by Christian iconography and the design of early books. Working with the poet Anthony Mellors' hallucinatory folk lyrics, Chris imagines Swaledale as the locus of Gothic abbeys, holloways, and pilgrims’ paths. The paintings and poems strike against each other, responding to the Dale as an historical and phantasmal landscape. 

Woodcut, Chris Moss

East Windy Hall Gallery

Arkengarthdale Road, Reeth, 26 May to 10 June, Mondays to Saturdays 11:00 to 17:00, Sundays 14:00 to 17:00. Admission free.

Continuing Joy Bently’s legacy, an exciting range of paintings, prints, sculpture, pottery and textiles by local artists in the charming domestic setting of the former cow byre at East Windy Hall.