Artists and exhibitions

We host exhibitions throughout the year, showcasing work from artists who are from nearby, or slightly further afield. Check below to keep updated on our latest exhibition, and to find information about previous exhibitions.

Art of Artists: a collection by Mark Murphy

July 2019

A fabulous new exhibition by West Yorkshire artist Mark Murphy is on show in the gallery until the end of July. The work combines the identity of the artist with the nature and character of their work. Part of a larger collection of work, Mark has chosen to show images of Kandinsky, Schlemmer, Klee, Schiele, Frida Kahlo, Modigliani and Michael Andrews.

Much of the work primarily involves drawing and the exploration of portrait composition, and while the images remain to some degree illustrative and reserved, there is an attempt to retain a tension in the technique, hopefully creating an independent and meaningful image.


Our current collections

We are currently exhibiting a range of work from Alan Coates, David Patrick, Ruth Holly, Jane Dignum, Luisa Holden, Janis Goodman, Peter Schoenecker, David Haldane, Sarah Hall Baqai, Tinayre, Kathy Mutch, Elise Bikker, Frans Wesselman, Simon Cooperillo, Jos Haigh, Anna Cook and Anna Pugh.


We are also showing a permanent (but rotating) collection of fabulous automata - stop by to see these magnificent feats of engineering at work!


Previous exhibitions

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Moments in Time

June 2019

A collection of Digital Photomontage by Adele Karmazyn

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Local art

1st March - 31st May

Featuring local artists Sarah Raphael-Balme, David Patrick, and Alan Coates


La Nebbia

1st - 28th February

Venice themed photography series by Nicola Lee