The Best Exhibitions and Workshops Across Yorkshire from August to September
Go behind the scenes of Yorkshire's greatest galleries and exhibitions, and celebrate the county's true creators
CAT SCOTT: INNER HORIZONS
26TH AUGUST–10TH SEPTEMBER
Boathouse, YSP, West Bretton
Is the universe just one big bubble? That’s what Cat Scott is exploring in this new exhibition. She’s used STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths), design processes, and wave phenomena (light, sound, liquids and gases) to invent fluid systems for her artworks which will be on display at YSP this summer.
BRITAIN AND BEYOND: WILDLIFE INSIGHTS
31ST AUGUST–12TH SEPTEMBER
The Station, Richmond
Laura Pennell is an artist based in the North Yorkshire countryside near Richmond. Her detailed and vibrant artwork depicts wildlife and the countryside and while she’s only been practicing art professionally for five years, she spent time dabbling in paints (mostly acrylic and oil) before picking up pencils. In this, her first solo exhibition, Laura has created a body of work which explores communication between animals, as well as their character and beauty. Read our interview with Laura here.
HURVIN ANDERSON IN CONVERSATION
The Hepworth Wakefield
Join painter Hurvin Anderson in conversation with senior curator Isabella Maidment to explore his Barbershop series in depth. Hurvin first painted a Birmingham-based barbershop in 2006, and over the last 15 years he has repeatedly reworked that same barbershop in a variety of ways. The Salon Paintings exhibition focuses on his Barbershop series, exploring the themes of memory and identity. Visitors will get a unique insight into this exhibition which is currently on display at The Hepworth Wakefield and learn about his working process. The talk will be followed by an audience Q&A.
TREASURES IN STORE
The Green Howards Museum, Richmond
On your next visit to The Green Howards Museum, don’t miss the special behind the scenes tour, where you’ll visit the stores to see the objects waiting to be displayed. Tour curator Lynda Powell will explain why some of these objects are kept under wraps, reveal the challenges of storage, conservation and display, and show you rarely seen items from their treasured collection.
THE ART OF CRAFT
UNTIL 15TH OCTOBER
This new display at Lotherton highlights Arts and Crafts objects from Leeds Museums & Galleries’ collections, including work by makers and artists William De Morgan, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Frank Brangwyn and Christine Connell.
IF WALLS COULD TALK
Castle Howard, York
Join curator of collections and archives, Eleanor Brooke-Peat, for an introduction to Castle Howard’s 19th-century interiors. George and Rosalind, 9th Earl and Countess of Carlisle, moved into Castle Howard in 1880 and began a redecoration project which lasted more than two decades. If Walls Could Talk is an introduction to this often-overlooked period, and visitors will have exclusive access to private rooms, as well as the opportunity to view and handle historic textiles from the archive.
BECOMING THE BRONTËS
UNTIL 28TH OCTOBER
Treasures of the Brotherton Gallery, Leeds
0113 343 9803
This intimate display explores the creative beginnings of Charlotte, Emily, Anne and Branwell Brontë, bringing together material from the Blavatnik Honresfield Library (a collection of printed books and manuscripts originally collected by William Law) that has not been seen by the public for more than 80 years.
23RD & 24TH SEPTEMBER
Skipton Auction Mart
This festival of yarn and creativity in Skipton is proving more and more popular each year. Yarndale brings a huge selection of talented and passionate exhibitors to Skipton showcasing a creative mix of craft workers and artisans who are passionate about yarns, threads and textiles.
THINGS LEFT UNSAID
22ND JUNE–5TH NOVEMBER
Leeds Art Gallery
This new exhibition unveils the story behind one of the most iconic portraits of the 20th century. Wyndham Lewis said it took him the strength of 17 water buffaloes to paint Praxitella. This focused exhibition tells its story (including an investigation into the once lost painting found hidden underneath this painting more than 100 years after it was first exhibited), and explores what Praxitella means to us today. It poses the question, how does further knowledge about the painting’s making help us better understand its meaning?