Marvellous Mechanicals in Accrington Library

Nik Ramage- Violin

Come and visit Marvellous Mechanicals at Accrington Library! Our latest exhibition features handles to turn, eyes that swivel and an undulating coin machine. Open until Saturday 29 July, Marvellous Mechanicals showcases art that moves, sometimes when you’re not expecting it!

Marvellous Mechanicals

Nik Ramage - Fingers

1 June– 11 June, 10.30am – 5.30pm then touring The Art Depot, Eshton Road, Gargrave Come and enjoy a taste of our new exhibition, a celebration of the makers and tinkerers who explore movement in their art. Featuring a range of sculptures, from beautifully simple wooden automata to bespoke machines and homemade robotics, Marvellous Mechanicals will engage and inspire all ages. Our first exhibition in the new series of Art Unpacked exhibitions is opening … Read More →

Art Unpacked pops up in Scarborough

Hazel Dixon Lung 10

Tracks New work from emerging artists, curated by students from York St John University Hazel Dixon, Lung 10 Thursday 7th to Sunday 10th July 2016 at The Old Parcels Office, Scarborough Opening on the 7th July comes “Tracks” an exhibition based on movement and process, stagnant and changing environments. The exhibition takes place in the historic Old Parcels Office on Scarborough train station platform, providing an opportunity to see contemporary artworks … Read More →

Textil/Juvel: Contemporary Craft from West Sweden

Textil/Juvel: Contemporary Craft from West Sweden

September 2015 – March 2016

Join us for a stunning and thought provoking exhibition of contemporary jewellery and textiles from seven leading makers. The exhibition demonstrates how artists are taking their rich craft heritage to forge new ways of working, using natural materials- seeds, wood, appropriated machine made objects and finely crafted metal and textiles. Textil/Juvel is a snapshot of a dynamic craft movement in Sweden, concerned with the natural world and our impact on it. Read More →

The Forest of Possibility

Claire Brewster

January – August 2015

Come and explore the fragile beauty of paper landscapes

Our ancient forests are a source of inspiration for artists: fragile paper is transformed into beguiling paper cuts, sculptures and animation to explore our experience of the forest and its inhabitants.
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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 →