Connections North

Connections North

Connections North

Connections North is our programme of international activity which primarily focuses on collaborative partnerships with artists and arts organisations in Northern Europe. We have a strong track record in developing inspirational international opportunities for artists through residencies, joint projects, seminars and exhibitions.

Recent projects include:

Mirror Images
Three identical ‘mirror’ exhibitions presenting new work by printmakers from four countries which opened simultaneously at venues in North Yorkshire, Finland and Sweden and subsequently toured to Cumbria, North Yorkshire and Scotland. More info on Mirror Images:


Show Me Your Craft
We worked with Konsthantverkscentrum (KHVC) again to take the work of three North Yorkshire based artists who work in textiles to Sweden in June 17. Angela Chalmers, Barbara Greene and Serena Partridge’s work will feature alongside work by Swedish artists.

KHVC have devised Show Me Your Craft to encourage learning and skills sharing between artists – as well as an exhibition at Naas, nr Gothenburg, Serena and Angela also ran workshops with artists and students.

Connections North - Tessa Bunney
Image: Tessa Bunney: Alvajarvi
Connections North, Katy Spong
Show me Your Craft exhibition: Sweden

“The overall experience has been so valuable to me and I believe that it will not only help to extend my practice but it has also broadened my view of the opportunities available to develop my career as a printmaker and network with others in the profession.”