Expressive Willow: talk and demonstration with Lizzie Farey

Lizzie Farey. Photo: Paul Harris

Expressive Willow Come and meet acclaimed artist Lizzie Farey at The Courthouse, Thirsk on Saturday 9 August Farey is a sculptor who makes striking forms from willow and organic materials, using traditional basketry techniques as a starting point. For her, “willow has become a medium for an interaction with nature that is deeply personal”. Lizzie will talk about how her work has developed from her earliest days working in stained … Read More →

Unfamiliar Ground

Chris Agnew: Bowing to the storm (Summer-house) - etching and oil on panel

May 2014 – September 2014

Get ready to take your imagination on a journey through uncharted territory.

Unfamiliar Ground brings together the work of three of the UK’s most exciting contemporary printmakers. Rather than describing the familiar, the artists create pictorial worlds that invite our imaginations to wander. Read More →

Make it Slow

Make it Slow

November 2013 – October 2014

Would you like to take a moment away from our fast-forward world to explore the art of slow?

Come and be inspired by the work of six of the UK’s leading craft makers, revealing that the process of creating stunning art can’t be hurried. Every artwork embraces the intrinsic values of the Slow Movement including intricate techniques, sustainable materials and a connection with traditional skills. Read More →