Open Art Exhibition @ Beverley Art Gallery

East Riding Open Art Exhibition opens at Beverley Art Gallery on Friday, 10 December and runs until 5 February 2011. The gallery would like to thank all artists who braved the snowy weather to deliver works to the gallery.  The works on view have been chosen by two independent selectors: the artist and art tutor Steve Upton, and Kirsten Simister, who is curator of art at the Ferens Art Gallery…

December 6, 2010

Get Your Cameras and Phones and Get Snapping

August 26, 2010

If you or your group would like to participate in a major competition for amateur photographers, the East Riding Cultural Partnership has the perfect opportunity for you. The Cultural Partnership is working with local people to organise contests as part of the ‘Capturing the East Riding’ photography competition. Starting in October, contests will run until September 2011, when groups will select their top entries. Local winners will then be entered…


Art Gallery Marks 100th Year With Special Exhibition

August 21, 2010

An exhibition entitled ‘A Life of Beauty, Books and Bullets: John Edward Champney an Edwardian Collector and Benefactor’  has been officially opened at Beverley Art Gallery. John Edward Champney provided the funds to build  Beverley’s Public Library and Art Gallery, which officially opened 100 years ago in 1910.  He bequeathed 20 paintings, together with his substantial and impressive library, to Beverley , and these valuable items became part of the…


World Puppets @ Beverley Art Gallery

June 25, 2010

The Beverley Art Gallery is to feature a collection of puppets from all over the world. The gallery in the Treasure House, Champney Road, is holding the exhibition from 26 June to 18 July as part of the Beverley Puppet Festival taking place from 16-18 July. Sally Hayes, gallery curator, said: “The puppets are spectacular. Some are very old while others are quite new but equally colourful – and some…


A Sense of Photography Competition

April 29, 2010

Groups are being asked to arrange photography contests to feed into an East Riding-wide competition Local groups are being asked to hold year-long contests for creative and interesting photographs from October 2010. The local contest winners will be submitted to the wider competition – organised by the East Riding Cultural Partnership. Standout images will be chosen for a formal exhibition at the Beverley Art Gallery in 2012. Photographs could include…


Beverley Art Gallery and Treasure House Open Bank Holiday

April 27, 2010

The museum and art gallery on the first floor at the Treasure House in Champney Road, Beverley, will be open on Bank Holiday Monday (3rd May) from 9.30am – 5pm, offering a range of exhibitions, as well as a gift shop. Current displays include the unique South Cave weapons cache and a final chance to see the replica of one of the Iron Age swords from the cache. In Gallery…


Fibre Voices Exhibition @ Beverley Art Gallery

March 31, 2010

Beverley Art Gallery has a fantastic exhibition of contemporary textile art from a group of Welsh female artists called Fibre Art Wales, opening this spring. The exhibition, called Fibre Voices, displays a huge variety of different techniques, materials and themes and is at the cutting edge of contemporary textile art.  It will run from 27 March to 15 May. Two pieces which give a flavor of the exhibition are Bethan…


Beverley Did Not Have a Dedicated Web Site

March 10, 2010

Less then 12 months ago Beverley Did Not Have a Dedicated Web Site Looking back it seems strange; however what has achieved in a relatively short space of time is remarkable and only a fool will have you think otherwise. So many people have gained so much through simple idea and plenty of hard work. Minority groups in Beverley, notably the Beverley Town Handbell Ringers have been rediscovered. The…


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 “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…