Exhibitions at Nunnington Hall
From breathtaking photography exhibitions to gift exhibitions inspired by Christmas, there's something to intrigue everyone at our special place.
Saturday 13 May – Sunday 9 July
British Wildlife Photography Awards Exhibition
Returning for another year the British Wildlife Photography Awards, celebrates British wildlife, in all its beauty and diversity, through a collection of inspirational photographs. The awards reveal both the work of amateur and professional photographers, while highlighting the great wealth and diversity of Britain’s natural history.
The exhibition covers fifteen separate categories including animal behaviour, urban wildlife, habitat, animal portraits, marine life, the hidden secret world that lies in the undergrowth and a special award for wildlife in HD Video. There are also two special junior categories to inspire young photographers.
Naturalithic - garden sculpture exhibition
Tuesday 6 June – Sunday 16 July
Discover a unique garden sculpture trail, inspired by beauty and harmony of the natural world. Stone carver Jennifer Tetlow creates beautiful sculptures with balance, simplicity and tactility.
Based in Lastingham, on the edge of the North York Moors, Jennifer began carving after a chance encounter with masons dressing wall-stones, and was taken with the sound and rhythm of hammer on chisel, and the neat-handed skills of the men at work. She became a full-time sculptor in 1999 and is self-taught. Her sculpture is inspired by a love of nature and the wildlife surrounding her workshop.
Saturday 15 July – Sunday 10 September
Pirates, Pants & Wellyphants by Nick Sharratt
On Saturday 15 July, Nick will be joining us throughout the day for a special drawing and book signing class.
Nick Sharratt, the man behind the instantly recognisable illustrations for Jacqueline Wilson’s Tracy Beaker books, is now the subject of a new colourful, humorous and hands-on exhibition.
The exhibition explores Nick’s passion for drawing, from childhood to his current status as an internationally renowned illustrator and author, the show features many of the well-known characters that Nick has illustrated over the years. These include Tracy Beaker, Daisy, Hetty Feather and Pirate Pete, as well as a host of animals, and vast quantities of food and clothing.
Visitors can immerse themselves in Nick’s world, find out about his childhood and what inspired him to become an illustrator, and meet a host of the characters that he has created throughout his career. The exhibition includes a recreation of Nick’s studio where visitors can have a go at drawing a selection of his characters using a light box, and there’s a touch screen interactive where you can create your own digital ‘Sharracter’. A wipe clean wall is available for everyone to have a go at drawing their own Nick Sharratt inspired picture, and young visitors, and those that are young at heart, will enjoy dressing up in a selection of whacky costumes, including a mermaid’s tail, some very fancy pants and a pineapple.