Over the years since we opened in 2009, we have had more than 25 exhibitions. Some of these are available online. We hope you will enjoy browsing these pages. If you live far from Settle, perhaps it will whet your appetite to pay us a visit.
8 September 2018 – 9 November 2018
Canadian mixed media artist Carol Howard Donati works with fabric, paint, print, and recycled household materials.
An anthropologist by training, the focus of her art is everyday life and how it provides the framework for our human experience.
This mixed media collage installation aimed to connect the artist to our local community from a continent away. The show was a 16-card display celebrating the people of Canada.
Each of the 16, 4 X 6 cards was comprised of two hand-made surfaces stitched together, back to back: One side collaged and the other printed.
The collage side featured an abstract pattern of painted and found papers, commercial packaging, and appliquéd plastics. The print side featured telephone area codes from coast to coast across Canada hand-stamped in red and black ink.
The viewer was invited to interact and contribute to the ever-changing nature of this diversity by moving the cards to create new arrangements in the display.
Carol said: “The world is an increasingly small place: We are drawn together, not just by technology and travel, but also by our common human interests, daily activities, and overlapping histories and cultures.”
“I am inspired by connections of heritage, culture and commonwealth and the opportunity to provide a personal presence in your community”.
“A phone box makes an ideal gallery because it is familiar as an active space. I think it is wonderful. People step in ready to engage in a conversation with what they see. As I see it, this phone box is still taking calls!”
For more about Carol and her work visit
Carol Howard Donati
8 July 2018 – 8 September 2018
An installation by Aberdeenshire artist Ingrid Stephenson formed this exhibition.
Titled ARCHAOS II, the exhibition was about the evolutionary process, exploring creation and decay. It drew on Ingrid’s experience as the recording artist at archaeological digs.
The first weekend of the exhibition formed part of the Three Peaks Art Trail, featuring artists at 30 different locations across an area from Settle to Ingleton.
Ingrid Stephenson was born in the north of Scotland and is half-Dutch. Though her degree was in Fine Art she was always fascinated by archaeology, and has regularly been employed at digs all over Scotland and England.
She said –“My subject-matter tends to be bleak because my materials include dead things, bone, metals, and things in the process of decaying. Sometimes there is a dark humour in decay. I like to look forensically at a found object and identify what processes it has undergone; whether it has been hammered or worn. I like to see how things degrade.”
This exhibition followed on from a successful show, Archaos I at the renowned Bingley Gallery and formed stage two of a tour introducing Stephenson’s work to England for the first time.
Ingrid opens the exhibition on July 8 as part of the Three Peaks Art Trail
26 May – 6 July 2018
24 March – 25 May 2018
This installation looked at stone walls, stone in the landscape, even the sound of stone. It was a starting point.
The exhibition took the Gallery as a centre of operations with forays to make drawings, paintings, photographs and recordings.
Phil Moody has an MA in Visual Art and is a former band member of the ‘British anarcho-punk’ band Chumbawamba. He works in whatever medium he sees fit and makes whatever social comments he thinks necessary. To find out more about Phil and his work visit:
To see the photographs associated with this exhibition click on the stone image on the right.
Phil Moody at work
The artist officially opens the exhibition
Part of the exhibition
Inside out – Phil’s photos of the view from outside the gallery are featured within
26 January 2018 – 23 March 2018
Artist and musician Kerry McKenna brought the magic and mystery of her slate paintings to Gallery in the spring 2018 exhibition.
Since it opened nine years ago the gallery, had featured local, national and international artists across a range of genres.
In featuring slate paintings we added to the range of artistic works on our portfolio.
Kerry McKenna was born in Wales but now lives with her family near to Avebury in Marlborough Wiltshire, the famous village that’s inside an ancient stone circle. Many people have been drawn to Avebury with its magical qualities and Kerry, being one, specifically likes to paint magical mystical scenes onto pieces of slate. Her husband Tom collects, cleans and cuts the slates into shapes ready for Kerry to paint.
In addition to the magic inspired scenes that were on show in this exhibition Kerry also paints commissions for people in many countries especially the USA and Canada. She also holds Art On Slate workshops teaching the techniques of slate painting.
The multi-talented Kerry is also a singer songwriter / musician and has written and produced four albums of music for Diviniti publishers. She has also written a play – film – musical concerning the plights of our forests.
For more about Kerry visit her website: Kerry McKenna slates
Part of the exhibition