Make a Bubble Machine with artist Martin Smith

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BUBBLE MACHINE WORKSHOP Friday 2nd June 2017, 1-3pm The Art Depot, Eshton Road, Gargrave Renowned automata artist Martin Smith makes kinetic devices, often with a humorous element.  Martin will lead a Bubble Machine workshop, suitable for families. This event is part of North Yorkshire Open Studios– book by emailing [email protected] or calling 01756 748529. Cost: £10 family ticket  

Successful fundraising for Art Unpacked!

Chrysalis Arts awarded funding for new Art Unpacked touring exhibition programme 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 brings the very best of contemporary art and craft to small and unique venues across North Yorkshire and Lancashire. Art … Read More →

Art Unpacked and York St John students in Scarborough!

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New work from emerging artists, curated by students from York St John University 7th to 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 from five exciting young artists from … Read More →

Art Unpacked pops up in Scarborough

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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 →

Don’t miss us in Thirsk!

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Have you been following The Forest of Possibility as it has progressed across North Yorkshire? Don’t forget you can keep up to date with the latest news on Facebook and Twitter and we love reading your comments about the exhibition. The Forest of Possibility is now at its last venue, The Courthouse in Thirsk, with one more week to go. We’re open on Bank Holiday Monday too!

The Forest of Possibility arrives in Skipton

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Our current exhibition has just opened in Skipton, at Craven Museum & Gallery. You can find opening times here and the exhibition is open until 30 June. We have two events coming up as well- on Monday 1 June exhibition curator Natasha Howes will be giving a talk on the artists and theme of the exhibition, and on Saturday 13 June artist Claire Brewster will be leading a workshop in … Read More →

Make it Slow opens in Pateley Bridge

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Make it Slow is now open in No 6 Studio Gallery, Pateley Bridge- the fourth venue in the exhibition’s leisurely journey from Scarborough to Accrington. We’ve had a great response to the exhibition so far so if you haven’t seen it yet, you have until 6 August before it moves to The Old Courthouse in Thirsk, and finally to Accrington Library in September. We also have some exciting events planned … Read More →

Crafts Magazine reviews Make it Slow

Crafts Magazine review of Make it Slow

We are thrilled that Make it Slow has been reviewed in the internationally read and respected Crafts Magazine. You can read writer Helen Cobby’s full piece here. She highlights the: “stimulating juxtapositions of techniques, uncovering unusual relations between practices as well as a rich, vibrant variety of colours and textures. The integrity and diversity on show is a joyful achievement, as well as a challenge: how should we relate to contemporary craft and consumer culture?” … Read More →

Christmas is coming! (and Christmas closing reminder)

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Christmas is nearly here- we hope you’re taking it slowly and managing to take some time out from the hustle and bustle that Christmas often brings. If you still have some special gifts to find, we have individual pots by Chris Keenan and smaller scale works by Misun Won, all available to take away today. Woodend is open 9-5 until Wednesday this week, but on Thursday 19th December we will … Read More →

What is Slow?

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You might be wondering where the inspiration for Make it Slow came from – here’s a little background: “The Slow philosophy is not about doing everything at a snail’s pace. It’s about seeking to do everything at the right speed.” Carl Honoré’s book, In Praise of Slow. The Slow Movement is a cultural shift towards slowing down certain aspects of our lives so that we can reconnect with the simple, … Read More →