Extended to 24 January 2021 (19 August to 9 November 2020)
An exhibition of collagraphs by Hester Cox, inspired by the life and work of Marie Hartley and the Yorkshire Dales landscape.
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12 September 2019 to 23 February 2020
Dairying has been at the heart of the Wensleydale economy since records began and still thrives today. This exhibition is the culmination of a two year project to research and share the story of this unbroken thread. The local community has shared personal stories and collections helping to bring the wonderful historic dairying artefacts and archive photographs in the Museum collection to life.
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22 May to 08 September 2019
This exhibition displayed a tough and tender portrait of a ‘true-to-life’, born and bred shepherdess, Alison O’Neill. In a special corner of the Yorkshire Dales, there is deep gratitude and spiritual fulfillment to be found in the essential work of a Shepherdess.
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01 February to 08 May 2019
A collaborative exhibition with the Quilters Guild exploring rural quilts and quilting. An exhibition 19th and 20th century rural quilts and quilted clothing from the Yorkshire Dales, including examples of frame, mosaic, applique, wholecloth, patchwork, recycled and repaired quilts. See those made for richer households alongside those created and used in traditional Dales cottages.
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04 October to 26 November 2018
Fabric of Place was an innovative community-based artist-in-residency project based in Swaledale. Four artists and more than two hundred members of the Swaledale community, including children at Reeth and Gunnerside Primary Schools created their own artwork.
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06 July to 30 September 2018
Twenty Years of the Calendar Girls exhibition celebrated the phenomenal fundraising story of the W.I ladies who posed artfully with teapots, song sheets and buns.
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In 2017 we started one of our most significant projects in recent years, A Rich Seam: Lead Mining and Textile Heritage in the Yorkshire Dales which involved us re-housing and exhibiting one of the country’s most fascinating lead mining collections..
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The Yorkshire Archaeological & Historical Society (YAHS) have published a new 50th anniversary edition of Life and Tradition in the Yorkshire Dales by Marie Hartley and Joan Ingilby, available to purchase in 2018.
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The “Voices from the Land – Farmers of the Yorkshire Dales” project consisted of collecting photographic, written and oral history material about farming practices and landscape features in the Yorkshire Dales as it is today and compares these to information gathered over the last century.
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David Murphy’s installation `Spear` was commissioned by the Dales Countryside Museum as part of a wider project initiated by Arts & Heritage entitled ‘meeting point’, supporting contemporary art installations in non-traditional art spaces.
Continue reading “Spear – 2016”