The Potting Shed - Lisa Slater


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.


Coming Soon


  • Marvellous Mechanicals at Craven Museum & Gallery

    Come and visit Marvellous Mechanicals at Craven Museum & Gallery!  From Saturday 5th August to Sunday 24th September (opening hours Monday to Saturday 10am – 4pm with a special opening on the last Sunday), Marvellous Mechanicals showcases art that moves, sometimes when you’re not expecting it!

  • Marvellous Mechanicals in Accrington Library

    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.

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  • 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 and process, stagnant and changing ...

  • 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

    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 ...