Art and exhibitions in Yorkshire

Enjoy contemporary art and historic displays as well as illustration and photography exhibitions across Yorkshire this year. Featuring landscape scale installations, the chance to take a closer look at intricate collection pieces, and work by famous names including Chagall, Emin and L.S. Lowry.

'Bridged' by Steve Messam These Passing Things at Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal

'These Passing Things' at Studley Royal water garden

Walk through the water garden this summer to discover unexpected large scale landscape artworks. Inspired by the history of Studley Royal, these colourful and distinctive installations bring to life the spirit of the garden as the original designers intended it – playful, extraordinary and controversial. What will you make of them?

Colourful art in a large historic room

Art at Beningbrough

Immerse yourself in the latest art exhibition at Beningbrough. In the moment: the art of wellbeing has been created in partnership with the Arts Council Collection - explore how art can help you to relax and escape life's daily worries. A number of rooms in the hall remain closed for ongoing conservation work, the Saloon Galleries on the first floor are open until 31 October.

18th century dolls' house at Nostell

The Nostell Dolls' House

Only a handful of dolls’ houses have survived from the 18th century and Nostell’s is the only one you can see still in its original family home. An intricately crafted masterpiece with a unique connection to its life-sized surroundings, this is a grand mansion in perfect miniature.

The Essex Tapestries Grayson Perry

Art and Exhibitions at Nunnington Hall

Enjoy a variety of high profile art and photography exhibitions throughout the year in our attic gallery and the hall. Celebrating the best of national works and local artists.

Image of Joanne Hall's sculpture, 'In the Between'

Invasive Species: Shaping the Landscape

Twelve contemporary sculptures by members of Yorkshire Sculptors Group will be on display in the formal gardens over the summer.

Seal swimming underwater with it's mouth open

British Wildlife Photography Award exhibition at Ormesby Hall 

Entries from the British Wildlife Photography Awards are on display at Ormesby Hall. The photographs capture the beauty and diversity of British wildlife, with the collection showcasing both professional and amateur photographers from across the country.

Brimham Rocks Joe Cornish Exhibition 1

Drawn to Rock - An exhibition by Joe Cornish

Experience the beautiful landscape of Brimham Rocks in a whole new light, with a brand new exhibition of photographs of Brimham Rocks. 21 June - 30 November 2021