Forthcoming Exhibitions

Red Sky in the Morning, Acrylic by Jill Campbell

Fell Light: Jill Campbell

8 Royal Parade, Harrogate, HG1 2SZ
Friday 2nd to Friday 30th April 2021

This latest solo exhibition by Jill Campbell predominantly features many of the paintings she completed throughout 2020. During that year Jill studied the light on the fell landscape near her home in County Durham, particularly at sunrise.

The idea of a new day representing a new beginning, a hopeful emotional moment, was the common thread linking these abstract expressionist paintings. This searching for hope was undoubtedly a subconscious response to an extraordinary year. The year began with January Sunrise and fittingly ended with the beginning of a series of small paintings, Fell Lights 1 and 2. The exhibition also contains some small mixed media studies on paper made before 2020 in which can be seen the beginning of ideas that were developed in some of the later paintings.

Jill exhibits in galleries throughout the UK and has had paintings selected for many prestigious open exhibitions, including the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists Prize Exhibition, the Ferens Open and the New Light Art Prize.


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Ephemeral by Janine Baldwin, Original Pastel, Charcoal and Graphite Drawing on paper

Forest and Moor: Janine Baldwin

8 Royal Parade, Harrogate, HG1 2SZ
Friday 5th to Saturday 27th March 2021

For our first exhibition of 2021 we are proud to present, Forest and Moor, a solo exhibition taking place online by award-winning artist, Janine Baldwin PS.  Work will also be available to view in our window exhibition.  

From her studio base in Scarborough, North Yorkshire Janine writes: “This new body of work incorporates the use of acrylic, collage, pastel, charcoal and graphite and continues my fascination with mark-making. As always, a deep love of landscape is at the heart of my work. The collage pieces develop my interest in paper as a material – I enjoy the process of playing around with the different elements and I love using torn and cut edges to create a tension between the shapes. Recently I’ve bought some beautiful handmade papers from Nepal, Bhutan, India and the US – all vegan and made with either recycled or sustainably grown materials including hemp and lokta – and they’ve been adding new unique textures to my work. I find the actual process of creating collage to be very restful, akin to some sort of meditation, and in this way it’s very different to how I create my pastel works on paper, which involves lots of gestural energy.

 “Most of these works have been created during the pandemic and what has proved to be a hugely reflective period of time. Collectively we’ve experienced uncertainty, worry and loss, and throughout all of that the landscape has given me, as it has to so many other people, a sense of calm and hope on daily walks. My work is so often a celebration of the tranquility of nature and these latest artworks are no exception. My studio too has provided a welcome sanctuary. A personal bereavement has had a profound effect on me and my work – in fact, creating these pieces has been difficult and cathartic in equal measure, but ultimately creativity has provided a way through”.

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Past Exhibitions

York Minster Vigilia by Colin Black

Sacred Yorkshire: Colin Black

8 Royal Parade, Harrogate, HG1 2SZ
9th – 30th October 2020 from 10:00 am

Sacred Yorkshire is our current exhibition, showcasing the latest paintings in mixed media by York based artist, Colin Black. The exhibition will run from Friday 9th to 30th October 2020.

Colin’s work is primarily mixed-media and landscape based with a focus on the monasteries and priories of Yorkshire. It’s their juxtaposition of architectural geometry and irregularity of decay that holds Colin’s attention. 

Colin studied at the Royal College of Art and the Chelsea School of Art in London. He then worked as a graphic designer and taught art and design for many years. He spent twenty-five years living in Scotland, and now lives in York with his wife Sallie, where they run Seek Art School.


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Guided by Birds and Stars by Jane Ray

Guided by Birds and Stars: Jane Ray

8 Royal Parade, Harrogate, HG1 2SZ
4th – 30th September 2020

From Friday 4th to 30th Sept 2020, we hosted an exhibition by British illustrator and author, Jane Ray.

Jane has illustrated over 60 children’s books and worked with some of the biggest named authors, such as Jeanette Winterson, Carol Ann Duffy and former children’s laureate, Michael Rosen. 

We chose Jane for our inaugural exhibition as she was one of the first artists to work with us when we started out as an online gallery. We still have a signed copy of one of Jane’s books she gave us when our son Henry was born – that was almost 20 years ago – and we have followed her career ever since. 

Our event featured original works and limited edition prints from the books Jane has created as well as exhibits including her very first picture book created at the age of just five.


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