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Gargrave 50th Anniversary Art Exhibition: 14th – 17th July 2022

The Gargrave 50th Art Exhibition has been an enormous success. We have had a vast number of visitors and many works of art have been sold, raising funds for our Village Hall. We would like to thank all the artists, all the young artists and school children who took part. Margaret Swift who won the public vote in 2019. The Yorkshire Dales Sustainable Development Fund for their grant. The Reverend Andrew Steer, Vicar of Gargrave, the Gargrave 2022 Group, Members of Gargrave Village Hall Committee, the Gargrave Art Exhibition Committee and all the volunteers who have put in many hours of hard work to make this exhibition happen. We are very grateful to all the local businesses who donated raffle prizes including Number 29, Poppyfields Florist, The Dalesman Café, The Frying Yorkshireman, Wharf Side Wines, The Old Swan, Coniston Hotel & Spa, Coniston Hotel : Clay Pigeon Shooting, Thistledown Lino Prints, The Bollywood Cottage, Gargrave Co-op, Twin Locks Garden Centre, Crossgates Hair and Beauty, Gargrave Pharmacy, The Masons Arms and Cum-bye Arts and many more. And finally, all the people who purchased work.

You can read more about the show on our newsletter https://mailchi.mp/a10ecaf208fb/gargrave-art-exhibition-news-summer-15927467

Thank you all for your support.

Gargrave Art Exhibition Committee

We are very grateful for the grant from the Yorkshire Dales Sustainable Fund which has enabled us to improve our exhibition space.


A few images from the show.

News/ Posts

December 2021 Young@Art Project

Image: Printmaking

Young artists, aged 11 to 20, have enjoyed four creative workshops run by professional creatives: Printmaking with Brian Hindmarch, Book-making with artist Carolyn Hird-Rogers and Ceramics with Allison Wiffen. A big thank you to everyone who made this project possible, particularly the creative professionals who delivered the workshops and all the young people who took part and to the Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust for their generous grant.

Read about the first two workshops in Gargrave Parish Magazine page 16. http://cms.gargravemag.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/2021-11-Gargrave-Coniston-Cold-Parish-Magazine.pdf

More about all the workshops can be seen here https://gargraveart.wordpress.com/gargrave-art-exhibition-group-presents-young-art/

Gargrave Art Group : Gargrave Open Gardens 2021

On a glorious July weekend eight members of the group enjoyed themselves immensely sketching, painting and stitching in a range of beautiful settings. Our thanks to those who hosted the artists on their ‘weekend away’ – in Gargrave!

March 2021

It is with regret that the Gargrave Art Exhibition Committee has decided that to hold a show this year is not possible.  We are all very disappointed but having made a thorough examination of all the available guidance and discussed all options it was clear to us that there are too many remaining uncertainties and compromises that would have to be made in the organisation and delivery of the show.

In any normal year planning for the show would begin in the next few weeks and given the current uncertainties we concluded  that we would not be able to plan with confidence for the delivery of a cultural, social and community art event we, and indeed all our participants, would wish to see.

The Art Exhibition Committee will continue to meet and is committed to posting updates and progress on our website and in the Parish Magazine and other periodicals.   Rest assured we are already working on the Golden Anniversary and will arrive fashionably late at the 50th Anniversary celebration!

February 2021

Founded in 1970, we hoped to be celebrating our Golden Anniversary in 2020. However due to Covid-19 restrictions we couldn’t hold our very special 50th show as planned but we will hold this as soon as it is safe to do so. When we have a date we will let all our supporters and artists know. We will be showcasing a diverse range of art forms, media and subject matters, there will be something for everyone! Approximately three hundred artworks from amateur and professional artists will be on display, a themed exhibition by the Gargrave Art Group and a solo show from Margaret Swift who was the winner of last show’s public vote.  Much of the artwork on display will be for sale, the exhibition provides an opportunity to buy an original and unique piece of art.

Read our Newsletter Winter/Spring 2021 (No3) here https://mailchi.mp/8b38975c0173/gargrave-art-exhibition-news-winterspring-2021-6661252

Ted, the Border Terrier by artist Margaret Swift

Summer 2020

This year the Gargrave Open Gardens event has gone virtual. In previous years, the Gargrave Art Group have supported the event by sketching in the show gardens as visitors tour round. You can visit the 2020 Gargrave Open Gardens here https://gargraveopengardens.com/

Read our Newsletter (No 2) here https://mailchi.mp/c55fac5c89fe/april-2020-newsletter

News Flash 21st March 2020

Gargrave Art Exhibition 50th Anniversary Show. It is with great regret that the Art Exhibition Committee has taken the decision to cancel the show this year. As we all know Covid -19 has brought with it a high level of unpredictability along the potential to have an enormous impact on our way of life. With the level of uncertainty surrounding the current situation, the Committee took the view that it would be better to make an announcement now rather than try and plan for a show that in the end was impossible to stage. This year will have been the 50th Anniversary but looking on the positive side, the cancellation until next year will mean we have more time to stage an even more successful celebration. If things change, and we are able to stage a show this year we may look to the autumn to do so but will let everyone know nearer the time.

Read our Spring Newsletter (No 1) http://mailchi.mp/f871302b43ea/gargrave-art-exhibition-spring-: 2020-newsletter

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