About

The Gargrave Art Exhibition is a key cultural and fundraising event in the village’s busy calendar and attracts visitors from far and wide. The Gargrave Art Exhibition is a ‘section’ of Gargrave Village Hall, (Registered Charity No. 222607) and the funds generated by the exhibition help maintain and enhance this cherished community space which adds so much to the life of the village.

”Sovereign’ Swaledale Ram by artist and Gargrave Art Exhibition Secretary, Bev Parker.

The Gargrave Art Exhibition Committee members are drawn from Gargrave and Malhamdale, and together have a wide variety of skills and experience to deliver a first-class exhibition.

Our aims are to:-

Present a local and professionally curated selling show.

Provide an opportunity for both amateur and professional artists to show and sell their work.

Give young artists the opportunity to experience exhibiting their work in an art show.

Ensure our Preview Evening is a popular and a major event in Gargrave’s cultural calendar.

Provide the Gargrave 22 group the opportunity to cater and raise funds.

To fundraise for the Gargrave Village Hall which supports our local community.

Who we are?

Co-Chair – Sheila Bamford

Co-Chair – Sarah Kirk

Secretary – Bev Parker

Treasurer – Carolyn Longbottom

Publicity & Communications – Clare Lamkin & Brian Burton

Sites & Operations – Alan Poxon

Hospitality & Support –

Event Rota and Art Group Leader – Hilary McCormac

Many committee members are also part of the Gargrave Art Group which meets every week.  The group is led by former art teacher Hilary McCormac and numbers are currently at capacity. However, anyone interested in joining the Gargrave Art Group can contact Hilary at GargraveArts@gmail.com

Established as a meeting point for like-minded artists and creatives and for the purpose of generating practical support for the summer Gargrave Art Exhibition, the Group was set up in 2014. It meets weekly in Gargrave Village Hall Annexe, where members work in their own creative styles and mediums, producing a wide range of artworks. Each month members work at a group topic topic such as “movement” to stretch the imagination and develop their skills base. Many in the group also support the annual Gargrave Open Gardens Day, by drawing and painting in the gardens, whilst intrigued visitors exploring hidden gardens are inspired by the flora and fauna on display.