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 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.
Saturday 16 September – Sunday 12 November
The Art of Still Lifeby Chris Beetles
This enticing exhibition surveys the history of still life painting in Britain, from the reinvention of the genre by the meticulous hand of William Henry Hunt early in the Victorian period, to a cornucopia of fruit and flowers by such contemporary practitioners as Val Archer and Geraldine Girvan. Visit the Chris Beetles Gallery.
Saturday 18 November – Sunday 17 December
Winter Wonderland by the Ryedale Embroiderers Guild
The Ryedale Branch of the Embroiderers' Guild will be presenting their exhibition of 'Winter and Christmas' themed work to celebrate the season. It will showcase a variety of styles of needlework and textiles, both 3d and 2d with some items for sale. Members of the group will be on hand to answer your questions and share information about our work. On the first Saturday there will be a demonstration showing a simple method to make your own individual greetings cards, and on Sundays we are holding a small workshop for adults and children to make their own sewn decoration. No previous experience necessary.