Exhibitions

Endangered Instruments

Endangered Instruments

Mezzanine Gallery, The Station, Richmond

25 May to 12 June, daily 09:00 to 21:00. Admission free.

As part of Swaledale Festival’s ‘Endangered Instruments’ initiative, talented Year 8 and GCSE students from Risedale Sports and Community College have produced a series of striking images of musical instruments such as trombones, tubas, harps and bassoons.

John Longstaff - From Gunnerside Gill to Private Eye

Hudson House Gallery, Reeth

26 May to 7 June, daily 10:00 to 16:00. Admission free.

Pennine landscapes, post-industrial ruins, gothic fantasies and some bad taste jokes by Darlington-born John Longstaff and his cartoonist alter ego Cluff. John’s cartoons have been published in a wide range of newspapers and magazines including Private Eye, Punch, The Spectator and The Times. His works are for sale during the Festival.

John Longstaff - From Gunnerside Gill to Private Eye
Nel Hume - Lighter than Thought

Nel Hume - Lighter than Thought

National Park offices in Bainbridge

1 May to 28 June, weekdays 08:30 to 16:30 (not bank holiday Monday 27 May). Admission free.

Swaledale resident Nel Hume is a prodigiously talented young artist. Her paintings are largely landscape-based and interpretative, showing extraordinary freedom and imagination. They are available to buy during the Festival.

 

Michael Bilton - Flamenco Sketches

St. Andrew’s Church, Grinton

3 June 10:00 to 16:00 (admission free), and during the interval on concert days (ticket holders only).

Grinton resident Michael Bilton has exhibited at prestigious venues such as York Art Gallery and the Royal Academy of Art. Best known in recent years for his large-scale paintings of Swaledale landscapes, Michael has produced this new series of vibrant mixed media works as a personal tribute to his musical hero Paco Peña. The works are for sale during the Festival.

Michael Bilton - Flamenco Sketches
Garry Brannigan - Scatter the Devils

Garry Brannigan - Scatter the Devils

Gallery Unit 8, Dales Centre, Silver Street, Reeth 

24 May to 9 June, 10:00 to 17:00 daily. Admission free.

Unashamedly inspired by America’s abstract expressionists, Garry Brannigan’s visceral paintings are created using a profusion of vibrant colour and exuberant gestures. They are also chock-full of paint; indulgent amounts are applied directly from the tube to build large, spontaneous compositions that pulsate with energy. The paintings are for sale.

Swaledale Festival’s 2019 Art Exhibitions are generously supported by Ralph Court