Café Artist of the Month (October): Michelle Wade

Michelle Wade is an artist originally from South Africa, who now resides in the beautiful natural landscape of the North Yorkshire Dales. Inspired by the magic of nature, Michelle’s art hopes to remind people how precious nature is and share hope that together we can save our earth.  Michelle Wade was originally from South Africa, […]

Café Artist of the Month (November): Andy Bayston

Andy Bayston is a Northallerton based artist who works predominantly in painting. He experiments with paint application to achieve a more abstract effect, combining oils with cold wax.  Andy is particularly interested in capturing the reflective quality of water. He is inspired by the contrast that is often seen in those landscapes, that stand out […]

Café Artist of the Month (August): Donna Collis

Donna’s work is inspired by the meeting of her subconscious mind with the ever-changing landscapes, resulting in the creation of a soulful connection captured in colours bursting with intensity and emotion.  Living locally to Pocklington, Donna’s work is inspired by the “charismatically rolling countryside” on her doorstep. She also takes great inspiration from Vincen Van […]

FRESH 2023

Fresh is back again, with an exciting and inspiring exhibition of cross-disciplinary art from early career artists in the North of England.  The winner of this year’s showcase will receive the chance to have a two-week solo exhibition in 2024. 

Twigs and Sprigs Willow

Come and enjoy a selection of willow sculptures based on Wendy’s love of animals and all things nature. Each sculpture is woven with care and displays a variety of techniques to show character, form and personality. 

Café Artist of the Month (December): Shelagh Smith

Shelagh Smith is an artist living in North Yorkshire who has become a regular attendee of our Heart and Craft programme. Shelagh has always enjoyed creating but her main passion is painting, which she has developed further, over the years she has been attending Heart and Craft. She is inspired by a range of themes, […]

FRESH 2022 Winner: Eleanor Carney

The winner of Fresh 2022 Ella Carney will be exhibiting her work during a two-week solo exhibition:  A visual biography of living with a chronic disease; Crohn’s. From relapse to remission a collection of work depicting 7-years of living with Inflammatory Bowel Disease 

Thirlby Art Group

Rural Arts are again hosting the Thirlby Art Group annual exhibition. An eclectic group of 16 artists, working in a wide range of media, the group plan another exciting and varied show. Art works and artefacts including, watercolours, oils, acrylics, lino cuts, and small sculptures will be for sale.  The diverse mix of artists from […]

Café Artist of the Month (September): Monday Makers 2022

Monday Makers Arts and Crafts Collective are an eclectic group of artists who have progressed from Rural Arts Monday Makers course.  This exhibition celebrates the creations of all members of the collective, with work in textiles, pottery, painting and printing. 

Café Artist of the Month (July): Jenine Wardell

Jenine Wardell is a contemporary artist originally from Greater Manchester, but now lives locally in Boroughbridge with her husband whilst being a carer for her adult, autistic son.  Jenine has been passionate about art since being a child and has used it to express herself, and as a source of therapy throughout her life. Jenine loves […]