Exhibitions at Nunnington Hall
From breathtaking photography exhibitions to gift exhibitions inspired by Christmas, there's something to intrigue everyone at our special place.
Tuesday 26 June – Sunday 7 October
Bronze Sculptures by Lloyd Le Blanc and Judith Holmes Drewry
Explore the beautiful work of two spectacular sculptors, as you wander through the Nunnington Garden. Brought to life through the idyllic setting, this special collection of life size bronze sculptures exhibits life at its most tranquil, capturing the most innocent of moments of everyday life.
Lloyd Le Blanc sculptures largely focus on water and landscape features of indigenous and exotic birds and animals. His extensive knowledge of bronze casting, gives his work huge scope.
Judith Holmes Drewry was foremost a figure sculptor. Judith’s main interest was of the human figure, mainly of young women and children. These figures are often observed in private, reflective moments.
Saturday 21 July – Sunday 16 September
Brick Flicks LEGO
Head to Nunnington Hall this summer holiday for a spectacular Brick Flicks LEGO exhibition! From Wayne's World to West Side Story, Peter Pan to ET, Brick Flicks is an exhibition of some of the most iconic and memorable film moments of all time recreated by Warren Elsmore, the well-known artist in LEGO bricks.
Each familiar scene has been carefully photographed to mimic the staging and lighting of the original movie, but with the scenery, actors and actresses recreated with everyone's favourite building blocks. Some of the models include a one metre tall Empire State building, Great pyramid of Giza and a five foot Peter Pan crocodile.
While visiting, the whole family can get involved with the Big Build competition. We’ll have plenty of play LEGO available to build your best creations before entering our Facebook competition in the hope to win a great LEGO prize!
Saturday 22 September – Sunday 4 November
Watercolour Wonders by David Birtwhistle
David Birtwhistle is a British artist who works primarily in watercolour, and well-known for his picturesque depictions of historic architecture and landscapes. Particularly his interpretations of many National Trust properties across the country, including Nunnington Hall and Rievaulx Terrace.
Since his first exhibition, in Greenwich, 1970, his work has appeared in galleries up and down the land, in his own exhibitions and with societies such as the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours and the Society of Architect-Artists of which he was a Fellow.
Enjoy to the chance to view a large selection of original work of various themes and inspiration, created throughout a lifelong passion for art. The exhibition will also include a selection of open reproduction and limited edition prints available to buy.
Saturday 17 November – Sunday 16 December (weekends only)
Art for Christmas – Community Exhibition
The Art for Christmas exhibition is a creative platform for artists to showcase a mixed media of work covering a variety of subjects including: local life, landscape, nature and wildlife. Previously pieces have included paintings, photography, wood carving and embroidery. The exhibition is a fantastic opportunity to celebrate wonderful arts and crafts from Yorkshire and beyond.
Over the years the exhibition has received a large number of entries. Each artist is welcome to submit up to three pieces for consideration and the staff and volunteers at Nunnington Hall then have the difficult task of selecting around fifty final pieces for display.
All submissions must be received by Sunday 7 October and the successful applicants will be notified within five days. Artwork will need to be delivered to the property by Sunday 4 November. All profits will contribute towards the conservation care of Nunnington Hall and its collection.
If you would like the opportunity to be involved, please download and complete the submission form. Art for Christmas submission form 2018 (PDF / 0.0771484375MB) download
The Art for Christmas exhibition will be open each weekend from Saturday 17 November until Sunday 16 December, 10.30am – 4pm.