Forest of Possibility - McGuire Corked


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


  • Chrysalis Arts awarded funding for new Art Unpacked touring exhibition programme Harrogate-20140708-01458 (800x610)

    Chrysalis Arts is delighted to announce that it has been awarded funding from Arts Council England’s Strategic Touring programme and from Esmee Fairbairn Foundation to develop a further series of Art Unpacked touring contemporary visual arts exhibitions.

    Art Unpacked originally ran from April 2013 to July 2016 and reached over 90,000 audience members, showing the work ...

Coming Soon

  • Marvellous Mechanicals Heart Beater

    26 May – 11 June, 10.30am – 5.30pm then touring

    The Art Depot, Eshton Road, Gargrave

    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 ...


  • Art Unpacked pops up in Scarborough


    New work from emerging artists, curated by students from York St John University

    Hazel Dixon Lung 10Hazel 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 ...