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.
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
26 November 2017 – 25 January 2018
The Gallery once again linked up with the inspiring Settle Stories group for the 2017-18 winter exhibition.
A hundred years after the death of Craven dialect poet Tom Twisleton the gallery and Settle Stories sought to bring back to life the words of a man who captured the essence of rural Craven in Victorian times. Settle stories worked with young people to look not just at the words but also the social issues that lay behind them and so give an insight into life in this area as seen through the eyes of a poet who lived from 1845 to 1917 and was a farmer and a temperance advocate as well as a fine wordsmith. For more on the Settle Stories project visit Settle Stories
19 September 2017 – 25 November 2017 ICE-CONIC was a collection of photographic images illustrating ‘ice cream point-of-sale models’ in a variety of different settings and circumstances.
Although made in a range of locations most, if not all, of the cones carry the same message, which is to promote the sale of ice cream, with all the pleasure and enjoyment that this entails.
As the cones become an enduring artefact of British cultural identity – icons – we thought it appropriate to exhibit the work in a now permanent, example of British iconicity, the red telephone box.
Paul Rogers has exhibited previously in the Gallery on the Green with ‘Life Line’, in the summer of 2013, and in joining Roger Taylor with a project in the spring of 2015 entitled ‘Click’.
You can click below to read an introduction to the exhibition by Dr Jill Fernie-Clarke, who was until recently Vice Principal Academic and Head of Creative Research Development at the Cleveland College of Art and Design. She has also initiated, developed and managed post graduate masters programmes in creative arts and design under the auspices of Lancaster University and the Open University.
Paul Rogers opens the exhibition
Another view of the exhibition
Some of the exhibits