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 25 March – Sunday 7 May
Paper Panda and friends paper cut art
This charming exhibition takes storytelling through paper cut art to a new level. Artists Louise and Ryan Firchau, founders of Paper Panda will be collaborating with other fellow papercraft artists including; Emma King, Lee-Ann, Louise Dyer and Sarah King for a special creative exhibition. These talented artists share a love for paper craft and in particular papercutting, and draw inspiration from their surroundings. Each selected for their unique designs, tremendous talent and recognisable style.
Paper Panda started in 2010, with Louise making typographical lyrical papercuts from recycled paper. Since then, Paper Panda has grown significantly and now has a number of lovable and memorable characters with unique stories.
The Woodland Friends series of papercuts and sketches have been hand drawn and hand cut by Louise. They are inspired by Quarwood, where the Panda family lived in a little cottage in the Cotswolds surrounded by animals and woodland life.
The Storybook series is a cute collaboration between Mr & Mrs Panda. Louise tells Ryan what to draw and only when he gets it perfectly right, they cut it out of paper – it’s a good bit of teamwork.
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.
Saturday 15 July – Sunday 10 September
Pirates, Pants & Wellyphants by Nick Sharratt
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.