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Project Information.

The Art Depot

Art Unpacked  is a series of touring art exhibitions created by  Chrysalis Arts. It brings the very best of contemporary art and craft to a network of nine small and unique galleries  across North Yorkshire, East Lancashire and North East Lincolnshire.

A pilot project, Art Unpacked aims to develop a wider audience for the visual arts by showcasing new and innovative contemporary art in areas where people have limited access to the arts. There is an accompanying programme of professional development for the participating venues.

Chrysalis Arts

Chrysalis Arts Development is a visual arts and creative industries development organisation, based in North Yorkshire, which has been providing training and professional development activities for visual artists for over 20 years. We are committed to sharing knowledge and expertise with other artists to build capacity within the North Yorkshire arts economy and are increasingly working in partnership with other organisations across the county and further afield to develop and implement a stronger support infrastructure for the arts.

Art ConnectionsOver 10 years, Chrysalis has developed Art Connections, which delivers a highly valued visual arts sector information service, a varied programme of bespoke advice and mentoring for artists and makers, the annual North Yorkshire Open Studios and delivers a range of initiatives offering new opportunities, residencies and international exchanges for North Yorkshire artists. These activities have helped develop a thriving visual arts sector across North Yorkshire, which is now receiving national recognition. Chrysalis Arts Development Ltd is a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee.

Contact Information

The Art Depot
Asquith Industrial Estate
Eshton Road
North Yorkshire
BD23 3SE

Tel:+44 (0)1756 749222
Email: [email protected]


This project wouldn’t be possible without the generous support of Arts Council England, Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, Lancashire County Council and North Yorkshire County Council