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.
Stitching together the past and present
Tuesday 18 May – Sunday 19 December 2021
While Nunnington Hall’s 17th century Verdure tapestries are away for conservation work, The Essex House Tapestries: the life of Julie Cope by Grayson Perry will hang in their place. Embracing ‘the trials, tribulations, celebrations and mistakes of an average life’, these works are some of his finest and most celebrated works. See how two very different sets of tapestries form a beautiful contradiction in design, status, storytelling and manufacture, and illustrate the evolution of tapestries. Made possible with the support of the Crafts Council.
Change in Attitudes
Tuesday 18 May – Sunday 31 October 2021
About a third of people in the UK collect something, but one of the most controversial is the collection of animal skins and horns. Change in Attitudes is an artistic response by Yorkshire ceramic artist, Layla Khoo, looking at Nunnington Hall’s skins conservation project and how social acceptance of big game hunting has changed.
The installation features a variety of ceramic work including 5,000 small porcelain black rhinoceros horns, each representing one of the remaining black rhinos left in the world. Click here for more information about the artwork and the skins conservation project.
Gillian Tyler: Every picture tells a story
Saturday 11 September – Sunday 31 October 2021
Yorkshire based illustrator & printmaker Gillian Tyler returns to Nunnington Hall with work inspired by her home and her surroundings on the edge of the Peak District in Yorkshire.
Often inspired by the seasons, nature and native wildlife, Gillian's creative practice encompasses a series of large hand coloured linocut prints, miniature wood engravings and illustrations from her work in publishing and children's picture books.
There is original artwork available to purchase from The Bus Is for Us! by Michael Rosen, illustrated by Gillian Tyler, from the Chris Beetles Gallery, London.
You can also buy linocuts, wood engravings and cards from the exhibition.
Friday 26 November – Sunday 19 December 2021 (Friday, Saturday, Sunday)
Christmas is a time for love and joy of friends and family, chilly country walks and once a year foodie favourites. York based artists and friends with a passion for textiles celebrate all aspects of the season in a rich and heart-warming exhibition.
Art and exhibitions in Yorkshire
There's plenty more art and exhibitions to see in Yorkshire. From art and wellbeing at Beningbrough Hall to doll's houses at Nostell there's something for everyone - https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/lists/art-and-exhibitions-in-yorkshire