Exhibitions at Nunnington Hall

Nunnington Hall Ryedale school art exhibition

From breathtaking photography exhibitions to gift exhibitions inspired by Christmas, there's something to intrigue everyone at our special place.

At Nunnington we're known for our varied and high profile art and photography exhibitions shown in our attic gallery. This year we've enjoyed a wide range of exhibitions including the illuminating works by local artists, the ever popular British Wildlife Photography Awards and national children's literature illustrators.
 

Saturday 16 September – Sunday 12 November
The Art of Still Life, presented by the Chris Beetles Gallery

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.

All of the work on display will be available for purchase. 

Chris Beetles Gallery
Art of still life by 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. 

Ryedale Embroiderers Guild
Ryedale Embroiderers Guild

Previous exhibitions....

British Wildlife Photography Awards

Celebrating the winning entries of this prestigious national photographic competition celebrating the diversity of the natural history of the British Isles.
 

Aspects of Rievaulx

This intriguing and innovative exhibition revealed the many facets of Rievaulx Terrace, and the ruined Abbey below. Showcasing the work of local artists; Peter Hicks, Anne Thornhill, Sue Morton and Paul Blackwell. 
 
Each artist captures these iconic landmarks through diverse styles and media exposing the natural beauty of the Terrace landscape and woodland vistas, as well as the architectural design of the Abbey. Powerful and moving, this collection reveals the artistic balance that exists between conservation of the landscape and of the ancient structures amidst it.
 

Nine lives - the best of cat art

Another artistic exhibition from the Chris Beetles Gallery presents exquisite illustrations by renowned artists including Kathleen Hale, Lesley Anne Ivory, Debbie Faulkner-Stevens, Geraldine Girvan and the great Louis Wain. 

 

Serena Partridge miniature world

The intricate and stunning work of local artist Serena Partridge shared her beautiful fantasy miniature world items. This magical exhibition captivated visitors and brought well known fairy-tale stories to life.
 
 
 

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