Free, family friendly activities at Selby Library this summer

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Free, family friendly drawing activities at Selby Library this summer As Truth and Fantasy moves to Selby Library this August, join us for some fantastic drawing activities with exhibition artists Penny Davenport and Simon Woolham. Our first official day is Saturday 4th August but you can come in for early inspiration from 2pm on Friday 3rd. Penny Davenport will be in the library both days (2-5pm on Friday and 10-12 … Read More →

Penny Davenport at North Bridlington Library

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We had a fantastic time last month when Penny Davenport, whose work features in Truth and Fantasy, came from her home in Liverpool to Bridlington to encourage people to draw. In fact, the feedback was so positive we invited Penny to come back to Brid in half term. On Thursday 31 May Penny will be working with one of the groups that uses the library regularly and on Friday 1 … Read More →

Bubble Machine!

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On Sunday 25th March celebrate the end of our Marvellous Mechanicals tour with an extra day of opening at Platform Gallery, Clitheroe and make a kinetic Bubble Machine with Martin Smith! Clitheroe is holding its ArtWalk event on Sunday 25 March and Platform Gallery is taking part, open 11-4.  We’re delighted that Marvellous Mechanicals artist Martin Smith is running a fantastic workshop where you can make a kinetic sculpture. The … Read More →

Free Marvellously Mechanical workshops this half term at Platform Gallery, Clitheroe!

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Free Marvellously Mechanical workshops this half term at Platform Gallery, Clitheroe! Free Workshops for Half Term at Platform Gallery, Clitheroe Come along to some fantastic family friendly workshops at Platform Gallery this February Half Term. On Tuesday 13th, 10.30-12.30 you can make a wire Talking Head with Nik Ramage  and on Friday 16th, 2-4:30 it’s Afternoon Anemometer with Jim Bond. Both workshops are FREE to take part in but places … Read More →

Make a Bubble Machine with artist Martin Smith

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BUBBLE MACHINE WORKSHOP Friday 2nd June 2017, 1-3pm The Art Depot, Eshton Road, Gargrave Renowned automata artist Martin Smith makes kinetic devices, often with a humorous element.  Martin will lead a Bubble Machine workshop, suitable for families. This event is part of North Yorkshire Open Studios– book by emailing [email protected] or calling 01756 748529. Cost: £10 family ticket  

Artist talk this Friday in Scarborough

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Past events Join us this Friday lunchtime for a talk from Textil/Juvel artist Jessica Johannesson. Jessica will talk about her intricately knotted sculptural work, explaining the process and the ideas behind her work. We will also be joined by Katarina Karlsson, co-curator of the exhibition. Katarina is based at Konsthantverkscentrum, representing Swedish craft across the world. The talk takes place at Woodend in Scarborough, on Friday 18 March, 1pm. Please … Read More →

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.

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 →