Exhibitions

Students from Risedale School - Soul of the Earth

Students from Risedale School - Soul of the Earth

Platform Gallery, The Station, Richmond

27 May to 8 June, daily 09:00 to 20:00. Admission free.

An exhibition of ceramic tiles by Risedale’s talented Year 7/8 students, addressing their chosen subject - Positivity of Nature.

Michael Bilton and Garry Brannigan - Reawakening

Mezzanine Gallery, The Station, Richmond

27 May to 8 June, daily 09:00 to 20:00. Admission free. 

Two contrasting painting styles linked by a single aim - to create art fired by emotion, not observation. Michael Bilton’s paintings, which juxtapose landscape-inspired organic motifs and linear geometric shapes, are made with oils and mixed media on paper. Garry Brannigan’s bold and colourful geometric designs are painted with acrylic on canvas. Behind these new works, which have been created especially for Swaledale Festival’s 50th Anniversary, lies an optimistic reawakening for two celebrated Swaledale artists: Michael returning to his home and studio in Grinton 18 months after they were devastated by the 2019 floods, and Garry beginning to paint again following treatment for cancer in 2020.

The artworks are for sale.

Michael Bilton and Garry Brannigan - Reawakening
Moray Welsh - Inside Out

Moray Welsh - Inside Out

Hudson House Gallery, Reeth

Hudson House Gallery, Reeth, 28 May to 5 June, daily 10:00 to 16:00. Admission free.

Scene-scapes through windows, doors and arches, painted in oil on canvas by the eminent cellist and Dales resident.

The artworks are for sale.

Julia Corfe - Distance Drawn

Gunnerside Village Hall

28 May to 11 June, daily 11.00 to 16.00. Admission free.

Julia Corfe has a studio high in Swaledale where she is surrounded by the powerful landscape of the Pennines. This exhibition shows the process of her responses in drawing, painting and printmaking.

The artworks are for sale.

Julia Corfe - Distance Drawn
The Story of Schools in the Upper Dales

The Story of Schools in the Upper Dales

The Garden Rooms at Tennants, Leyburn - Lower Gallery

7 June to 16 June, Monday to Saturday: 08:30 to 17:00; Sunday: 09:00 to 16:00. Admission free.

An exhibition exploring the education heritage of the area through themed interpretation panels and a spectacular 4.5 metre-wide artwork entitled A Mosaic of Dales Youth.

Created with the art and design studio The People’s Picture, the mosaic features nearly 2,300 photo tiles of youth and school-life that were shared by the local community and come together to create a whole new image.

A project by The NASH in partnership with Dales Countryside Museum.