A New View of Historic Museum Objects

February 15, 2010

The council’s museums service has now launched an updated version of its online collections database. Working in partnership with staff from arvato, the museums team has been transferring data and images into a software program called Mobius, developed by an American company, Willoughby Associates. The database is available via the council’s website, Go to the About Museum Collections section and click on the link “East Riding Treasures Online.” Dr. David…


East Riding Open Art Gallery 2009

December 10, 2009

The 14th annual East Riding Open Art exhibition opens to the public on Friday,11th December 2009. Entries have been submitted from artists and craftsmen – amateur and professional – living throughout the East Riding and Kingston-upon-Hull. Two hundred and forty artists have entered this year and 136 works have been selected for display. Nick Maston of Beverley  told HU17.net “Digital art has become more acceptable as we are exposed to…


A History of Photography

October 23, 2009

The latest exhibition at the Beverley Treasure House, is a touring exhibition entitled ‘A History of Photography,’ which has been organised by the Julia Margaret Cameron Trust, with costume and accessories from the East Riding Museums Service. Dr Brian Hinton, curator of the Julia Margaret Cameron Trust, said: “The photographs on display provide two concurrent chronologies – the progress of Western civilisation over the last 150 years, and matching developments…


Nature’s Fairest Forms

October 23, 2009

A new exhibition “Nature’s Fairest Forms” will go on show at Beverley Art Gallery between 24 October – 28 November. The exhibition brings together the work of two artists, Dryden Rooney and Barbara Wood. Dryden Rooney’s realistic and atmospheric paintings are done in acrylic and many are inspired by poetry from John Milton and William Wordsworth.  The paintings were all produced over the last two years and involved numerous site…


Robin Storey

October 5, 2009

Robin Storey who lives and works as an artist in Beverley was originally from County Durham.  Robin Storey’s landscape paintings were first exhibited in The Beverley Art Gallery and have since appeared in galleries throughout the country. As a youngster he was a keen sportsman and played tennis for Yorkshire and twice made the Wimbledon Qualifying completion. His art has earned him the title of “Professional Artist of the Year…


Beverley Art Gallery

September 23, 2009

Beverley Art Gallery hold the largest collection of works by celebrated local artist, Frederick Elwell. The Gallery runs a temporary exhibition and education programme, and themed exhibitions from the permanent collection. The Beverley Art Gallery is open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays between 9.30am – 5pm, on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 9.30am – 8pm and on Saturdays between 9am – 4pm. The gallery has free admission and disabled access and…


Body of Work Art Exhibition

September 22, 2009

Beverley Art Gallery – The exhibition, which is called “Body of Work” features all of the couple’s latest work and focuses on animal and human forms.  Rodney’s life-size sculptures are created in steel and Victoria uses oil and acrylic paints for her striking figurative studies and self-portraits. Open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays between 9.30am – 5pm, on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 9.30am – 8pm and on Saturdays between 9am…


Lottery Funding Success

September 4, 2009

Lottery Success For Treasure Houses John Champney Celebration The gifts of John Champney to the town of Beverley will be celebrated in 2010 thanks to a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. An award of £42,000 to the Treasure House will allow East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s archives and local studies and museum services to hold a programme of events and activities to mark the centenary of the opening of…


Norwood Park Exhibtion

100 YEARS OF SPORT AT NORWOOD PARK 1909 – 2009 A new exhibition called 100 Years of Sport at Norwood Park opened in Gallery Two of the Treasure House, in Champney Road, Beverley, on 10 July 2009. The exhibition is a celebration of sport at Beverley Town Cricket and Recreation Club at Norwood Park.  Since the club opened in 1909 it has provided the town with a wide variety of…

July 22, 2009

Dark Ages Day

July 20, 2009

DARK AGES DAY IN BEVERLEY The garden of the Treasure House in Beverley will be transformed when a Dark Age encampment is set up there on Saturday, 25 July. Members of re-enactment group Ulf Hednar England will be on hand to talk about life in the Dark Ages, and there will be a series of events and activities in and around the Treasure House, centred on the Vikings, Anglo-Saxons and…


Found Object Art Work

July 17, 2009

Beverley Art Gallery will run a workshop for children aged seven and over as part of its new exhibition ‘Lost Property – found object artwork’ by Martin Waters. The workshop will be held in two parts with the first sessions taking place on Monday, 3 August, between 10.30am – 12noon when a beach clean will take place at Flamborough to search for items to make art from. The second part…