What's On - Art & Exhibitions


Say it Loud
Until Monday, December 31, 2018

They say a picture tells a thousand words – but which ones? Drawing from a largely unseen collection of posters from the mining industry, Say it Loud investigates the devices used by poster designers – including their use of colour, imagery, typography, shock, humour and persuasion – to better understand how and why art speaks to us.

Aftermath: Living Through The Peace
Until Saturday, December 22, 2018

For every British and Empire soldier killed during the First World War, eight survived. What did they go home to? And what did society expect of them? Using the personal stories of Green Howards soldiers, this exhibition explores the pivotal post-war years for soldiers in Yorkshire, amid a shifting political and social landscape, in a fitting tribute to the centenary of the end of the First World War.


Magic and Mystery
Until Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Explore the role of magic in the lives of people that lived in the Middle Ages in this enchanting exhibition, which investigates those accused of witchcraft, the ‘science’ of medieval alchemy and the prophecies of the future that really came true. There’s a bewitching programme of family-friendly activities – so whether you want to brew your own potion, craft your own wand or ward off evil spirits with your own charms, you can get straight down to (spell) work.

On The Block
Until Saturday, September 29, 2018

A wonderful collection of contemporary ceramics, wood and works in mixed media are given a platform (proverbially and literally) here – each piece mounted on a block – in a showcase of some of the best contemporary craft makers in the UK today.

Craft Centre, Leeds
Cézanne's Card Players
Until Sunday, September 9, 2018

Cézanne’s ground-breaking approach to painting led to him being considered as ‘the father of modern art’ – his famous series of peasant card players have long been considered to be among his most powerful paintings, and this canvas is an acknowledged highlight.

Ferens Art Gallery, Hull
Bodies of Evidence
Until Sunday, October 7, 2018

Can you imagine looking into the face of someone who was alive in the 17th century? Human remains found in Durham (which are over 300 years old) have been identified and reconstructed in this exhibition at the Palace Green Library – bringing forgotten local figures back to life.

Mister Finch
Until Sunday, September 23, 2018

In his largest solo exhibition to date, textile artist Mister Finch will showcase more than 75 individual soft animal sculptures – made with a masterful combination of up-cycled and new materials, from discarded wire and wood, to vintage tapestries, tablecloths and antique silverware – in a menagerie inspired by British folklore and Yorkshire wildlife. 

Times of Change: Women and Confectionary
Until Friday, March 1, 2019

It’s a maxim that’s continually proven to be true: behind every good man is a woman. And in the confectionery industry, it’s no different. Women, often in unsung roles, shaped the sweet industry into what it has become today, and this exhibition celebrates their involvement.

Making Her Mark
Until Sunday, November 4, 2018

This new exhibition, in collaboration with the National Portrait Gallery, showcases a number of portraits of influential women who have made a contribution to art and culture, from Amy Winehouse through to Judi Dench (and not forgetting JK Rowling).

Out of the Block
Until Sunday, October 28, 2018

This exhibition captures the way in which Henry Moore constantly refined his technique to create ever-more impressive sculptural work – items that would make his name and reputation. More than 30 sculptures, dating back to the 1920s, are on display here.

Henry Moore Foundation, Leeds
Yorkshire's Hidden Gardens
Until Monday, September 3, 2018

Kentmere House Gallery’s contribution to the Bloom! Festival in York – a citywide celebration of all things horticulture – is an incredible exhibition of original paintings, prints, ceramics and small sculptures that celebrate the privately-owned Yorkshire gardens that are opening across the summer in aid of charity. 

Contemporary Art Collaboration with The Hepworth
Until Sunday, October 28, 2018

Through this exciting collaboration with the 2017 Art Fund Museum of the Year, contemporary artist Giles Round will respond to the legacy Thomas Chippendale left behind as an interior designer by exploring how artists influence interiors – displaying a selection of contemporary artworks in Nostell's historic rooms.

Endangered and Extinct
Until Sunday, September 16, 2018

Val Hunt's educational exhibition aims to raise awareness of endangered species while, at the same time, promoting creative recycling – with an exhibition that features sculptures of extinct or endangered animals made exclusively from throw-away materials.

Doncaster Art Gallery
This Class Works
Until Sunday, July 29, 2018

Offering a rare insight into his experience of the world he grew up in, Sheffield-born artist Pete McKee seeks to explore and celebrate the pride, tenacity, hope, fight, passion and resourcefulness of the working class in his latest collaborative multimedia exhibition – which also features work by several other artists, film makers, writers and photographers.

92 Burton Road, Sheffield
A Spot On The Wall
Until Wednesday, September 5, 2018

The Station’s popular open exhibition and art sale returns for 2018. A Spot On The Wall showcases an ever-changing display of work from amateur and professional artists, including painting, photography, sculpture, and craft in cabinets. Once each piece sells, it’s immediately replaced with another. 

The Station, Richmond


Staithes Festival of Arts and Heritage
Saturday, September 8, 2018 - Sunday, September 9, 2018

One of the friendliest festivals in the calendar, this summer will see villagers across the beautiful seaside village of Staithes open their doors to the public – as cottages, churches and village squares are transformed into temporary art galleries. Trek through a rural maze of art, or enjoy the range of guided walks, talks, special exhibitions, concerts, outdoor cinema shows and workshops on offer, all specially designed to celebrate Staithes’ unique cultural heritage. 

Venues across Staithes
Ilona Sulikova and Penny Kealey
Saturday, September 22, 2018 - Saturday, November 3, 2018

Ceramicist Ilona Sulikova joins forces with painter and printmaker Penny Kealey for this exhibition at Gallery 49 – where large, raku-fired vessels, meticulously decorated with intricate geometric patterns, will sit alongside stunning paintings, etchings and woodcuts.

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