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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.


  • Crafting Change: New approaches to sustainable making

    Crafting Change explores how a diverse group of contemporary makers explore issues and definitions of sustainability as they develop their practice into the 21st Century.

    Making usually means generating more ‘stuff’ and using resources and energy.  The textiles, metal and precious stone industries are some of the most polluting in the world and workers are often ...

Coming Soon

  • Coming Soon: Hard Wired Outside In Logo

    We’re delighted to announced a new collaboration with the award-winning charity Outside In.Outside In works to create a fairer and more inclusive art world. They provide a platform for artists who face barriers to the art world. Barriers like health, disability, isolation or social circumstance.


  • Truth and Fantasy in Chorley Library

    Truth and Fantasy is open at the next stop on its tour- Chorley Library. We’re there until the end of July with news of new activities coming soon. Come down to the library to see stunning work by five very different artists who use drawing as a key part of their practice, and who knows, ...

  • Truth and Fantasy – Contemporary Artists Drawing Dennis - Creffield - Improvisation-on-the-Life-Cast-of-William-Blake-2008-Courtesy - James-Hyman-Gallery

    Our latest exhibition is currently at North Bridlington Library- you can catch it there until Saturday 2 June, with news here of free drawing activity with exhibition artist Penny Davenport  on Friday 1 June. Truth and Fantasy then moves to Chorley Library, open from Saturday 9 June. 

    Truth and Fantasy brings together artists from across the ...

  • Marvellous Mechanicals at the Platform Gallery!

    A new venue for Art Unpacked! Join us on Friday 19th January as Marvellous Mechanicals moves to Platform Gallery in Clitheroe.




Head to our Archive to see our past events and exhibitions.