Nunnington Hall's top floor gallery

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Gallery @ the Top

Discover vibrant colour and fun in the exhibition rooms

Discover vibrant colour and fun in the exhibition rooms

At Nunnington we're known for our varied and high profile art and photography exhibitions shown in our attic gallery and 2014 is no exception. We started the year with an exhibition of mixed media art by York College degree students and graduates. From Saturday 13 September to Sunday 2 November, work from the popular Daily Telegraph cartoonist Matt, will be sure to bring a smile to your face.

Previous exhibitions

  • A glimpe of the astounding talent of reknowned photographer Steve McCurry © Dust Storm, Rajasthan, India, 1983, Steve McCurry

    Steve McCurry 2013

    A major exhibition of work by one of the most influential photographers of the present day.

  • Stunning detail on display in Jane Pinkney's  Mice © Chris Beetles Gallery

    Jane Pinkney's Mice 2012

    Last year saw a major retrospective of stunning Jane Pinkney Illustrations.

  • Mary McArtneyâ¿¿s Collective Works were on display in our gallery in 2009 © Mary McCartney

    Mary McCartney 2009

    Mary McCartney's exhibition 'Collective Works' was a huge success in 2009

Children's corner

Pick up a pencil or crayon and the possibilities are endless......

Many of our visitors, adults and children alike, were inspired by the Quentin Blake exhibition and the 2013 Axel Scheffler exhibition to try their hand at illustration. Here you can see some examples...

Fantastic visitor artwork...

Quentin Blake and Friends

Talented visitors created wonderful art during our illustration exhibition © National Trust

Quentin Blake inspired colouring by one of our creative visitors - fantastic use of colour!

The Watercolour Tradition in Landscape

Impressive scenery, vigorously coloured in by an enthuiastic hand © Nunnington Hall

An impressive countryside scene, expertly coloured during our watercolour landscape exhibition earlier this year.

Stay in the know

You'll always something to inspire you in our gallery.

A fantastic way to keep up to date with exhibitions coming here is by joining our mailing list, following us on Twitter (external link), or having a look on our blog.

World class art

  • Diverse and dynamic world class art and photography exhibitions
  • A unique space in a unique place
  • Combining a heritage setting with contemporary and innovative art
  • Inspiring our visitors and challenging expectations
  • Changing programme of exhibitions throughout the year
  • What will you discover on your next visit?

While you're here...

While you're on the third floor don't forget to visit the Carlisle Collection - a delightful collection of miniature rooms. Also make time to have a look round our second hand bookshop.  If you have any spare books, we'd like to add them to our selection.