Marvellous Mechanicals

Come and enjoy a taste of Art Unpacked’s new exhibition, a celebration of the makers and tinkerers who explore movement in their art. Featuring a range of sculptures, from beautifully simple wooden automata to bespoke machines and homemade robotics, Marvellous Mechanicals will engage and inspire all ages.

The exhibition tours to:

Craven Museum & Gallery, Skipton, 5 August – 23 September 2017

Catterick Library, Catterick Garrison, 30 September – 16 December 2017

Platform Gallery, Clitheroe, 19 January – 24 March 2018


More info:

Jim Bond, Eye See You
Jim Bond, Eye See You

Rural Contexts Seminar II

Thursday 12 October, 2017 11am – 4.15pm

Victoria Hall, Settle

This is the second in a series of training and development events organised by Chrysalis Arts which will explore how artists working in rural environments or with rural themes are developing new platforms and approaches to visual arts practice. The programme will:

  • Showcase current examples of innovative artistic practice from across the UK
  • Explore how artists are engaging with some of the challenges and issues facing rural communities
  • Offer an international perspective on contemporary rural practice and the benefits of networking, collaboration and co-operation
  • Include opportunities for themed discussion and information sharing

For artists, arts managers, national parks, local authorities, community and environmental officers and others who commission and collaborate with artists.


Dr Rosemary Shirley – Lecturer in Art History at Manchester Metropolitan University. Her research centres on everyday life and visual culture, with a particular emphasis on contemporary rural contexts.

Gemma Burditt a moving image artist working primarily with animation techniques.Recent work has included the Art of Milk completed during the Artist in residence programme with Berwick Visual Arts and the Centre for Rural Economy.

Jo Hodges – a public artist based in Scotland with a diverse practice that explores relationships, systems and change. She works across art forms to create context specific installations and interventions of both temporary and permanent nature.

Alison Lloyd – walks alone, for considerable distances, keeping off paths, striding and ‘contouring’ through moorland and mountainous areas. She composes photographs of herself with the paraphernalia of walking; map, compass, rucksack and vacuum flask.

Sara Vogel-Rödin – Culture and Leisure Manager for the municipality of Bengtsfors in the north of West Sweden

Cost: £35 Discounted cost for unwaged and emerging artists* £28. Buffet lunch included in the cost.  *within first three years of practice


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To book a place, contact [email protected]  /  01756 748529

Gemma Burditt: The Art of Milk
Gemma Burditt: The Art of Milk
Jo Hodges: Twilight
Jo Hodges: Twilight