Our opening event in Accrington Library

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Textil/Juvel at Accrington Library Thanks for Accrington Library and  Lancashire County Council’s Arts Team for supporting the opening of Textil/ Juvel with a great opening event. We had puppetry, craft, singing, storytelling and reindeer herding calls, adding up to a wonderful insight into Scandinavian culture. Thanks to everyone who contributed, participated and attended. Look out for more events before the show moves on to Scarborough in February.

Textil/Juvel in Accrington

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We’ve moved to Accrington Library, who’ve been great hosts in the past for Make it Slow and Unfamiliar Ground. We’ve taken over one of the book bays so you’ll find Textil/Juvel nestling between the children’s section and fiction. The exhibition is in Accrington until the end of January, then we move to the final stop on the tour- Woodend in Scarborough. We had a great opening event, organised by Lancashire … Read More →

We’re open in Settle

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Textil/ Juvel: Contemporary Craft from West Sweden is now open at The Folly in Settle. Showcasing the work of seven artists and makers from Gothenburg and around, the exhibition is a snapshot of ideas and processes in textiles and jewellery. Using materials as diverse as reindeer leather, melon seeds, electroplated twigs and readymade backpacks, the work seeks to explore areas of interest for the artists: the passing of time, our … Read More →

Coming soon…

Exciting news about our latest exhibition, coming soon to The Folly in Settle. Textil/Juvel: Contemporary Craft from West Sweden showcases stunning work in jewellery and textiles from seven makers, coming all the way from Sweden to North Yorkshire. Check back here, or Facebook and Twitter for more news soon.

Don’t miss us in Thirsk!

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Have you been following The Forest of Possibility as it has progressed across North Yorkshire? Don’t forget you can keep up to date with the latest news on Facebook and Twitter and we love reading your comments about the exhibition. The Forest of Possibility is now at its last venue, The Courthouse in Thirsk, with one more week to go. We’re open on Bank Holiday Monday too!

Next stop: Thirsk

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The Forest of Possibility Our current exhibition is taking a short break after a successful visit to Craven Museum & Gallery in Skipton. We’ve had lots of  positive comments about the exhibition- one visitor described Davy and Kristin McGuire’s film ‘The Paper Architect’ as “a stunningly moving animation. Beautiful.” If you missed it , we’re delighted that the organisers of  Skipton Puppet Festival got in touch to see if they could show the film … Read More →

A talk about The Forest of Possibility- 1 June

A talk about The Forest of Possibility with exhibition curator Natasha Howes Join us  at Craven Museum & Gallery, Skipton on Monday 1 June for a talk from exhibition curator Natasha Howes. Howes is a curator of contemporary art with over 17 years’ experience of working in major regional public galleries and on freelance projects. She is passionate about developing engaging contemporary art exhibitions which are accessible to all. For … Read More →

The Forest of Possibility arrives in Skipton

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Our current exhibition has just opened in Skipton, at Craven Museum & Gallery. You can find opening times here and the exhibition is open until 30 June. We have two events coming up as well- on Monday 1 June exhibition curator Natasha Howes will be giving a talk on the artists and theme of the exhibition, and on Saturday 13 June artist Claire Brewster will be leading a workshop in … Read More →

Paper cutting with Claire Brewster

Join us on Saturday 13 June for a workshop with The Forest of Possibility artist Claire Brewster Claire Brewster is renowned for her intricate paper cuts of birds and wildlife, cut from old maps from around the world. On Saturday 13 June as part of Craven Museum and Gallery family fun day, we will be welcoming her to Skipton and you can join her for a hands on workshop. Suitable for … Read More →

Say hello to Woodend!

The Forest of Possibility at Woodend

The Forest of Possibility is currently open at Woodend in Scarborough. We asked Director Andrew Clay to tell us a bit about what they do and their spectacular building. “Woodend is the former home of the Sitwell Family.  The house, built in 1834, was then converted into the Natural History Museum in 1950.  The museum closed in 2006 and today the site has been transformed into Woodend Creative Workspace, a … Read More →