Ilkley Art Trail at Nell Bank
Oct
6
to Oct 7

Ilkley Art Trail at Nell Bank

This year instead of the usual Ilkley Art Trail this year there will be a smaller but lovely weekend of events at Nell Bank.

There will be over 20 artists selling work there including myself, as well as lots of family activities, refreshments and an Insect Sculpture Walk.

Opening 10am - 5pm

Entry TBC

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Manchester Art Fair (Formally Buy Art)
Oct
26
to Oct 28

Manchester Art Fair (Formally Buy Art)

  • Manchester Central Convention Complex (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Returning to the UK’s leading festivals of visual arts, this year there will be over 100 galleries and artists from across the UK with over 3,000 original artworks for sale alongside a host of exclusive events at the fair and across the city.  From very high end of the spectrum to me and my screen prints.

We will be at the wonderful venue of Manchester Central which is easily accessible on public transport as well as having an onsite car parking.

Opening times, Friday (VIP tickets only) 5pm - 9pm, Saturday 10am - 6pm, Sunday 10am - 5pm

Price TBC

 

 

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The Hepworth Christmas Fair
Nov
23
to Nov 25

The Hepworth Christmas Fair

  • The Hepworth Wakefield (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Always wonderful to be back at the Hepworth, this time I will be there for the famous Christmas Fair, jam packed full of wonderful makers, so much so this year there will actually be two weekends of it, I will be at the first.

As you woudl expect there will be lots of lovely stalls for you to find that Christmas gift with 48 stalls each day.  Choose from beautiful ceramics, unique prints, jewellery, handmade crafts, homewares and much more.  I

You can also join in the festive family fun with, Meet Father Christmas, Christmas card making and Crafty Christmas decorations.

If you would like to check out all the stall holders please check out the website here.

Open 10am - 5pm

Entry is £1 or free for Members & Under 16s

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Melbourne Art and Architecture Trail
Sep
15
to Sep 16

Melbourne Art and Architecture Trail

My first time at Melbourne Festival, and exhibiting in Derbyshire for that matter!

"Melbourne Festival Arts Trail is a mapped trail of 70 venues in the heart of Melbourne, South Derbyshire. Each venue houses 150 selected artists exhibition their work for sale to the visiting public.
Don't miss the chance to see 150 Artists from oils to acrylics, photographers to potters, jewellers to sculptors. 
Art to enjoy, art to enjoy and art to buy and take home!
Great food, live music, family fun."

Entry £5, under 18's free

Open 10am - 5pm

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Staithes Art and Heritage Festival
Sep
8
to Sep 9

Staithes Art and Heritage Festival

Back at the seaside, and this wonderful event in one of my favourite places.  I will be again exhibiting at Greystones, a 17th century grade II listed house that was originally a village inn called the Golden Lion – and reputedly a hotbed of smuggling activity! 

I have come together with three wonderful Yorkshire artists to share this space...

Anna Tosney, (who won't be there in person this year) produces prints through monoprint and drypoint, inspired by the animals and farmers of the Yorkshire countryside. She has also used collograph in some of her recent work too.

Caroline Brogden, contemporary jeweller (formally Sea Breeze Designs), makes beautiful hand made jewellery inspired by the sea in both silver and gold.

Charlotte Morrison makes ceramics inspired by vintage packaging and her most recent collection looks at paths and contours in the Yorkshire landscape.

There will be work by 157 artists in 100 temporary galleries in cottages, houses and public spaces throughout the village.

Visitors can walk the maze of lanes visiting these spaces as well as taking part in a programme of guided walks, workshops, talks and film shows. Heritage too plays an important part in the life of the village and will be celebrated in events and exhibitions throughout the weekend. There will be a vibrant programme of music ranging from street buskers to concerts.

Friday 19:00-20:30 (Preview)
Saturday and Sunday 10:00-17:30

Free entry

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Art in the Pen, Skipton
Aug
11
to Aug 12

Art in the Pen, Skipton

I'll be back at this is a wonderfully different even where each year, artists transform cattle pens into galleries from which they sell original works of art of all different styles and mediums, including new and established artists.

Skipton Auction Mart is a functioning cattle mart there is an on site cafe will provide hot and cold meals and drinks. 

Entry £5, under 16s free

Free brochure and Free parking

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Kirkstall Art Trail
Jul
21
to Jul 22

Kirkstall Art Trail

  • 17 Norman row Leeds, LS5 3JL (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The third year at my home event, quite literally, Kirkstall Art Trail.

The event is an annual celebration of art in the community, featuring local artists and creative organisations. For two days, venues throughout Kirkstall will host a variety of exhibitions, free workshops and activities suitable for all ages and abilities.

As previously we will be opening our doors at 17 Norman Row to display a large range of my own work.

Open 11am - 5pm

Free entry

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Meet the Artist - Coast to Dale
May
18
6:30 PM18:30

Meet the Artist - Coast to Dale

A Meet the Artist evening is taking place to coincide with my latest solo show. I will be there to answer questions and will also be giving a talk at 7pm looking at my process and new work. There will also be a stall selling unframed work and cards.

A brand new venue for me in the wonderful cathedral of my home city, tucked away on the edge of Little Germany.  It's a beautiful space and will be a wonderful venue to exhibit my work, which will be over looked by some beautiful stained glass.

"Sarah Harris’ latest collection of screen prints celebrates the diversity of her home region and pays particular attention to the relationship between man-made and natural elements, that are entwined into our landscapes.  Working from her original pen drawings, each print is a limited edition and hand printed by the artist in her Rawdon studio."

For opening times and services (as the exhibition will be in the heart of the church) please check the website. http://www.bradfordcathedral.org/

The talk will be starting at 7pm, but you can come in from 6.30pm to see the exhibition or there will also be a chance to look around afterwards. 

Parking available in Little Germany, no parking at the Cathedral, the organisers have also advised me to remind you to please remember to not leave anything valuable on show in your car.

Free entry

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Coast to Dale - Solo Exhibition, Bradford
May
10
to Jun 10

Coast to Dale - Solo Exhibition, Bradford

A brand new venue for me in the wonderful cathedral of my home city, tucked away on the edge of Little Germany.  It's a beautiful space and will be a wonderful venue to exhibit my work, which will be over looked by some beautiful stained glass.

"Sarah Harris’ latest collection of screen prints celebrates the diversity of her home region and pays particular attention to the relationship between man-made and natural elements, that are entwined into our landscapes.  Working from her original pen drawings, each print is a limited edition and hand printed by the artist in her Rawdon studio."

I will be there talking about my work and my process at an evening event held on the 18th May starting at 7pm.

For opening times and services (as the exhibition will be in the heart of the church) please check the website. http://www.bradfordcathedral.org/

Free entry

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Saltaire Arts Trail Open Houses
May
5
to May 7

Saltaire Arts Trail Open Houses

  • 16 Titus Street Shipley, England, BD18 4LT United Kingdom (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Always glad to be back in at my home town event, and one of my favourites, Saltaire Arts Trail.  I love being part of the open houses and have been a visitor to them long before it was my ambition to be part of them.

Myself and Anna Tosney are being hosted at the house of crochet artist Lola of Aupalola at 16 Titus Street, a wonderful space that always receives so many compliments.

As previous events there will also be the Makers Fair at Victoria Hall so there's plenty to see do and explore!

Trail Guides are available for a donation of £1 to help this wonderful event keep going.

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Printmakers at RHS Harlow Carr
Apr
3
to Apr 29

Printmakers at RHS Harlow Carr

I will be exhibiting at this wonderful location again, this time in their annual printmakers exhibition, along with some wonderful artists.

A wonderful location inside the grounds of Harlow Carr at The Old Bath house, go and explore, have a treat at Betty's Tea Rooms and see some some wonderful prints.

Please note that Just Makers is located at the bottom of the gardens and normal garden admission prices are charged in order to visit.

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The Hepworth Wakefield Print Fair - new dates
Mar
23
to Mar 25

The Hepworth Wakefield Print Fair - new dates

  • The Hepworth Wakefield (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

As you may already be aware the previous date of this fair was cancelled due to the Beast from the East. Luckily they have rescheduled, I won't be there in person (so much for me timing my trip around the fair) but my lovely mum Maggie will be there looking after things for me. 

Even though I will be absent it'll be my first event of the year, there will be over 50 printmakers, collectives and galleries that have been handpicked from around the country, plus talks, workshops and more.

Families can enjoy free printmaking activities across the weekend. In addition to The Hepworth Café, a street food market will offer food, drink and covered seating for visitors.

Entry £2, free for members and under 16s

Open 10am – 5pm

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Sunny Bank Mill Christmas Market
Dec
2
10:00 AM10:00

Sunny Bank Mill Christmas Market

This is the first Christmas Market by this great venue in a wonderful historic mill complex in Farsley.

There will be over 50 regional artists and makers showcasing original work; designed and made by hand.  Including jewellery designers, fine and mixed media artists, ceramicists, textile and paper based products together with gifts, glass makers, vintage furniture, cards and prints. 

It sounds like the perfect way to get ready for Christmas with mulled wine, mince pies, carol singing choirs and Christmas cake at the pop up Arctic Café. 

Visitors will also be able to print their own gift wrap and have a go at some Christmassy craft based activities.

Free parking

Entry £1.50

 

 

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Peace and Craft Fair, Saltaire
Nov
25
10:00 AM10:00

Peace and Craft Fair, Saltaire

Every year so far that I have been selling my prints I seem to have missed this lovely fair in the centre of one of my favourite places. The Yorkshire CND fundraiser is back this year at the beautiful Victoria Hall.

There will be a huge range of stalls over 3 rooms showcasing beautiful handmade gifts, crafts, pottery and more. There will also be delicious vegetarian food, live music, raffles, complementary therapies and a Santa’s grotto.

A really great way to start this year's run of Christmas events, I can't wait!

Entry £1.50 (free for under 16 year olds)
 

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Open Studio 2
Nov
19
11:00 AM11:00

Open Studio 2

After the success of the Open Studio this month I'm sneaking in another before Christmas. 

My studio is now based in Rawdon and if anyone came to see my Shipley space this is a little different. Here I have all my own screen printing workshop, so I can show you my process on the actual equipment I use in the my own studio. and hopefully you can have a go too.

The studio is located on Larkfield Road, above Leeds Neurophysiotherapist near the Emmott Arms pub, LS19 6DY

Leeds Neurophysiotherapist themselves work with people with MS, Parkinsons and who have suffered from strokes. You can find out more about them here, http://www.leedsneurophysiotherapy.co.uk/

Parking arrangements below, kindly the Emmott Arms have let us use some of their space at the far end of the car park.  They will also be open for food and drinks.

Hope you can make it!

Open 11am - 4pm

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Sheffield Print Fair
Nov
11
10:00 AM10:00

Sheffield Print Fair

  • St Mary's Church and Community Centre (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Sheffield Print Fair is now into it's 5th year, and at this event they're having 42 printmakers selling their work. Plus print demonstrations, including a kids printing workshop. 

The event is also a fundraiser for St Mary's, to fund their schemes helping homeless people and refugees.

Hot and cold drinks and food will be available from the on-site cafe (and apparently the curry is delicious!).

Entry is £1 (free for under 16s)

All profits go towards St Mary's charity for homeless people and refugees.

Open 10am - 4pm

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Master Printmakers Exhibition
Nov
4
to Feb 24

Master Printmakers Exhibition

  • Craft Centre and Design Gallery (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Extremely honored to be asked to submit one off my prints for this exhibition which is to celebrate 35 years of the Craft Centre and Design Gallery in Leeds (just under Leeds Art Gallery)

"The skills of master printmakers are explored in this beautiful group exhibition of etchings, mezzotints, linoprints, screenprints, collagraphs, drypoints and woodcuts by some of the most celebrated printmaker’s of our time.  Featuring 16 printmakers; some established and who we’ve had the pleasure of working with for the past 35 years and those that we've recently discovered."

For information about the artist s taking part, plus some lovely quotes about their experience with working with the gallery visit the website here.

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Buy Art Fair, Manchester
Oct
27
to Oct 29

Buy Art Fair, Manchester

  • Manchester Central Convention Complex (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Now in it's 10th year Buy Art is recognised as one of the UK’s leading festivals of visual arts, this year there will be over 100 galleries and artists from across the UK with over 3,000 original artworks for sale alongside a host of exclusive events at the fair and across the city.

This year the event will be at Manchester Central which is easily accessible on public transport as well as having an onsite car parking.

Opening times, Friday (VIP tickets only) 5pm - 9pm, Saturday 10am - 6pm, Sunday 10am - 5pm

Tickets for Saturday and Sunday cost £5 but get free Weekend Tickets by using the promotional code 'sapphire'. www.buyartfair.co.uk/tickets

If you think you might be interested in coming to the VIP evening on the Friday please let me know as I have an allocation of tickets, or purchase a ticket on the above link for £12.

 

 

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Open Studio
Oct
14
11:00 AM11:00

Open Studio

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I have been in my studio over a year and I haven't even done an Open Studio day yet, so I thought it was about time I got myself sorted!

My studio is now based in Rawdon and if anyone came to see my Shipley space this is a little different. Here I have all my own screen printing workshop, so I can show you my process on the actual equipment I use in the my own studio. 

The studio is located on Larkfield Road, above Leeds Neurophysiotherapist near the Emmott Arms pub, LS19 6DY

Leeds Neurophysiotherapist themselves work with people with MS, Parkinsons and who have suffered from strokes.

For parking arrangements see below.

Hope you can make it!

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Printing the City, Bradford
Oct
7
to Nov 26

Printing the City, Bradford

Ben Holden (bjthebear.com), a designer from Bradford with a passion for print purchased a Riso machine in April 2017. He has invited friends to help him explore the creative possibilities of this once-obsolete technology. Many will be producing Riso prints for the first time and have been invited to take Bradford’s buildings and landscape as starting points for their experiments.

All prints for sale with over 50 artists taking part, and includes my Shipley Clocktower.

Free entry

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Open Studio, Leeds
Sep
25
4:30 PM16:30

Open Studio, Leeds

I have been in my studio over a year and I haven't even done an Open Studio day yet, so I thought it was about time I got myself sorted!

My studio is now based in Rawdon and if anyone came to see my Shipley space this is a little different. Here I have all my own screen printing workshop, so I can show you my process on the actual equipment I use in the my own studio. 

I will confirm a bit about access and parking as soon as I have had it confirmed myself.

There will be prints on sale, some bargains to be had and I hope to have some print demonstrations on as well as well as some refreshments.

Hope you can make it!

Open 11am - 4pm

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Brighton Print Fair
Sep
15
to Sep 24

Brighton Print Fair

It is possible I slightly lost myself in the idea of this fair, as it's much further away than anything I've ever done before, but it's brought to you by the people who organise Made London and Brighton Art Fair so it was just to good an opportunity to miss, plus all the fantastic printmakers who are involved!

Brighton Print Fair is a new event taking place over ten days, promoting printmaking in its various forms. Sixty printmakers will exhibit their work showing a wide range of print techniques; etchings, screenprints, woodcuts, linocuts, letterpress and more. Additional workshops, talks and activities will make the show a real celebration of printmakers and printmaking.

To mark this event I'm even producing two brand new prints.

Open  11am - 6pm

Free enrty

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Staithes Art and Heritage Festival
Sep
9
to Sep 10

Staithes Art and Heritage Festival

Looking forward to being back at this wonderful event in one of my favourite places, I will be exhibiting at Greystones again, a 17th century grade II listed house that was originally a village inn called the Golden Lion – and reputedly a hotbed of smuggling activity! 

I have come together with three wonderful Yorkshire artists to share this space...

Anna Tosney who produces prints through monoprint and drypoint, inspired by the animals and farmers of the Yorkshire countryside. She has also used collograph in some of her recent work too.

Caroline Brogden of Sea Breeze Design, makes beautiful hand made jewellery inspired by the sea in both silver and gold.

Charlotte Morrison makes ceramics inspired by vintage packaging and her most recent collection looks at paths and contours in the Yorkshire landscape.

During this weekend the cottages of Staithes will open to the public as temporary galleries. There will be work by some 30 resident and many visiting artists.

Visitors can walk the maze of lanes visiting these spaces as well as taking part in a programme of guided walks, workshops, talks and film shows. Heritage too plays an important part in the life of the village and will be celebrated in events and exhibitions throughout the weekend. There will be a vibrant programme of music ranging from street buskers to concerts.

Friday 19:00-20:30
Saturday and Sunday 10:00-17:30

Free entry

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Made: Yorkshire Exhibition, Thornton
Aug
27
4:00 PM16:00

Made: Yorkshire Exhibition, Thornton

17 JUNE - 27 AUGUST 2017

It's really lovely to have been asked to be part of this lovely exhibition celebrating the breadth of creative talent found in and influenced by Yorkshire.

Artists include...

Myself | Samantha Groom | Josephine Dellow | Alison McIntyre | Katch Skinner | Julia Ogden | AJC Paperart | Folded Forest | Maggie Magoo Designs | and more to be announced

Also if you have not been to South Square before it is in Thornton, the birth place of the Brontes, the centre has a few galleries, the newly opened Plenty at the Square vegetarian cafe and The Cobbles bar. 

Free entry

There will be an opening event here, celebrating Bradford's very own David Hockney's 80th birthday, as well as the opening of the new exhibitions. Friday 7th 6pm - 9pm.

Open Tuesday to Friday 10am - 4pm, Saturday, Sunday & Bank Holiday Mondays 11am - 4pm

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Art in the Pen, Thirsk
Jul
22
to Jul 23

Art in the Pen, Thirsk

  • Thirsk Farmers Auction Mart & Rural Business Centre (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

After a year off I am back at Art in the Pen, with my first trip to the Thirsk event.

This is a wonderfully different even where each year, artists transform cattle pens into galleries from which they sell original works of art of all different styles and mediums, including new and established artists.

Thirsk Auction Mart is a functioning cattle mart. Well behaved dogs on leads are welcome and the on site cafe will provide hot and cold meals and drinks. 

Entry £2, free for under 16s

Free brochure and free parking

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Freshly Pressed Print Fair, Barnsley
Jul
15
11:00 AM11:00

Freshly Pressed Print Fair, Barnsley

This is a brand new print fair for South Yorkshire, in Barnsley, which holds a special place for me, being the place of my first graduate fashion design job and home town of a great friend of mine.

The fair will feature a wide range of artists and designers from Barnsley and the wider region, selling artist prints, photography and illustration, printed textiles and homewares, and also locally published books and zines.

As part of Freshly Pressed, The Civic’s first ever contemporary print fair, there will also be live music and spoken word performances all day for all to enjoy for free. The line-up features; The Delicateers, songwriter Del Scott Miller, Lewy and Dal from The Rolling Down Hills, folk musician and poet Ray Hearne, poet Jethro Platts and singer songwriter Tom Masters.

Children can print their own animal themed bookmark in a free drop-in workshop, suitable for ages 4 – 12 years.

Open 11am - 4pm

Free entry

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Holmfirth Artweek
Jul
2
to Jul 8

Holmfirth Artweek

This is my first time at Holmfirth Artweek, which is one of the UK’s largest open art exhibitions, and features over 400 exhibitors and over 2,000 artworks. You will be able to find two of my pieces in the show.

There are also dozens of fringe venues across the local area with thousands more works of art and craft.

Holmfirth Artweek is a fundraising event, a commission of at least 20% of sales from the exhibition go to Macmillan Cancer Support, 30% of my sales will be given to the charity.

Opening times Sun 10am – 5pm, Mon – Fri 10am – 9pm, Sat 10am – 5pm*

* The market closes at 4pm on Saturday 8th

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Bradford Open, Cartwirght Hall
Jun
10
to Nov 12

Bradford Open, Cartwirght Hall

Although my exhibition has now finished, there is still time to see two of my prints in the Bradford Open and the wonderful Cartwright Hall.

Unframed work and cards are also available in the shop

Open Tuesday to Friday 10am - 4pm, Saturday, Sunday & Bank Holiday Mondays 11am - 4pm

Free entry

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Saltaire Arts Trail Open Houses
May
27
to May 29

Saltaire Arts Trail Open Houses

  • 16 Titus Street Shipley, England, BD18 4LT United Kingdom (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Always glad to be back in my home town event, and one of my favourites, Saltaire Arts Trail Open Houses!

Myself and Anna Tosney are being hosted at the house of crochet artist Lola of aupalola at 16 Titus Street, a wonderful space that received so many compliments last year...hopefully people liked the work too.

As previous events there will also be the Makers Fair at Victoria Hall so there's plenty to see do and explore!

Open Saturday, Sunday and Monday 10am - 5pm

Free Entry

Trail Guides are available at each location for £1 and get you entry to The Makers Fair and help keep this wonderful event keep going.

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Ey Up, RHS Harlow Carr
May
25
to May 29

Ey Up, RHS Harlow Carr

  • Just Makers , Bath House (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

‘Ey up’ is a celebration of the county of Yorkshire. Work by local artists and photographers will reflect the moors, dales, towns and coastline of the region.

This is is located in the wonderful RHS harlow Carr near Harrogate in Just Makers in the Bath House.

Free entry

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Printfest, Ulverston
Apr
28
to Apr 30

Printfest, Ulverston

Excited to say I will be back at Printfest this year.  For those who have not been this is an amazing event for anyone who loves print, hosting some amazing artists in the picturesque town of Ulverston, on the edge of the Lake District.

"Printfest is the UK’s only artist led printmaking festival...and is dedicated to the exhibition and sale of contemporary prints.  It offers the opportunity to view and purchase art works, meet the artists and find out more about printmaking."  

For more information please visit the Printfest website.

Private view by invitation: Friday 28th April, 7-9pm

Open Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 10am-4pm

Entry Fee TBC

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Re-Discovering Yorkshire, Solo Exhibition, Bradford
Apr
5
to Sep 10

Re-Discovering Yorkshire, Solo Exhibition, Bradford

Starting in April I will be having a solo exhibition in the Basement Gallery of Cartwright Hall in Bradford.  This is Bradford's civic art gallery set in the grounds of Lister Park, just outside the city, in a beautiful Victorian building.  

I will also be producing some brand new pieces of work for the exhibition, including some Bradford based pieces. 

During my show the opening of a permanent gallery celebrating the life and work of David Hockney.  It opens in July, in time to celebrate David’s 80th birthday.

Open Tuesday to Friday 10am - 4pm, Saturday, Sunday & Bank Holiday Mondays 11am - 4pm

Free Entry

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