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  • Crafting Change Seminar

    Mark your calendars! May 3 we’ll be hosting the Crafting Change Seminar. The seminar coincides with the final leg of our Crafting Change touring exhibition. The exhibition will be at Selby Library from April 6 to May 18.  We’ll be releasing more details about the seminar soon, so watch this space.
  • Coming Soon: Hard Wired

    Outside In LogoWe’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.
  • 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 ...
  • 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, ...
  • Meet the curator: Martyn Lucas

    Art Unpacked exhibitions are put together by a small team of people at Chrysalis Arts Development, covering everything from developing the initial idea to fundraising, marketing and installation. We work with different curators to develop the ideas for each exhibition, and for Truth and Fantasy we asked Martyn Lucas to work with us. We asked him ...
  • Meet the artist: Simon Woolham

    Art Unpacked asked Truth and Fantasy artist Simon Woolham to share a little bit more about himself and his art. Simon pushes the boundaries of what we understand by the simple term ‘drawing,’ introducing us to performance, digital technologies and multi-layered artworks. Could you describe your artistic intention and process? Broadly speaking my processes evolve around expanded ...
  • Last chance at Craven Gallery- closes Saturday 24 March

    We’re nearing the end of our run of Truth and Fantasy: Contemporary Artists Drawing at Craven Museum & Gallery in Skipton Town Hall. If you’re thinking of catching Truth and Fantasy in Skipton, the exhibition also features a number of works from The Roebuck Collection: Acquired by local art collector Clement Roebuck during the 20th century ...
  • Truth and Fantasy – Contemporary Artists Drawing

    Dennis - Creffield - Improvisation-on-the-Life-Cast-of-William-Blake-2008-Courtesy - James-Hyman-GalleryOur 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 ...
  • Meet the Artist: Jim Bond

    Jim Bond is a UK based sculptor specialising in kinetic and figurative work using a combination of forging, brazing and welding copper, stainless steel and steel. He has exhibited nationally and internationally including exhibitions at Kinetica Museum, Flowers East, The Saatchi gallery in London and A22 Gallerie, Budapest. Jim has answered some questions for Art ...
  • 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.