28 February to 22 April 2020
This exhibition features the work of Nidderdale based photographer Melissa Peakman and feltmaker Yvonne Le Mare. Melissa documented Teeswater Sheep and their breeders over 12 months, in fields, barns and show rings. Her often gritty images contrast with Yvonne’s beautifully crafted, colourful feltwork, which transforms humble fleece and locks into sophisticated, stylish textiles. The Teeswater fleeces used by Yvonne are from Andrew Fisher, of Low Laithe.
29 April to 06 July 2020
This is the second joint show of artists Beverley and Peter Hicks who each address the environment in different ways. Beverley reflects the stunning landscape of Malhamdale through her characteristic use of hieroglyphic mark making. Peter continues to discover its visual secrets, paring away specific things to work with the basic forces of his subject, its moods, light, rhythms and atmosphere.
10 July to 09 November 2020
Artist Hester Cox printed 127 wood engraving blocks created by and bequeathed to the museum by historian, artist and Museum founder, Marie Hartley. She then spent a year researching Marie’s life and work, visiting the places written about in three of Marie’s books; Swaledale, Wensleydale and Wharfedale. Hester has created new work; collagraphs, monotypes and linocut prints inspired by Marie and the landscape of the Yorkshire Dales.