Previous Exhibitions

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.

Photography and textile design by Escape Tunnel Crafts

30th July – 24th September 2016. Everyday objects in unusual perspectives, felt and textile designs and crafts by Escape Tunnel Crafts.

On escaping (or retiring) from teaching, sisters Chris Marflitt and Gill O’Donnell decided the time had come to develop their creative talents. Escape Tunnel Crafts is the result of that decision. In all their pieces they aim to look at life from a slightly “quirky” angle in order to produce items which are definitely unique. Consequently old traditions are revived to encourage the use of blossoming broomsticks as good luck symbols or to enable couples to “jump the broom”, while discarded scarves, clothes, plastic, ribbons and lace are up cycled into creative fashion accessories. Similarly everyday objects are photographed at unexpected angles to suggest letters of the alphabet and words and images merge together to suggest moods and provoke thought. Proud of their Geordie heritage, both sisters also have strong Yorkshire connections and their work reflects both their roots and love of travel while their poppies symbolise the influence of HM services in their lives.

The exhibition was previewed in the Craven Herald on 28 July 2016 Craven Herald feature


Christmas broom

Christmas broom

Love: Photo created using items from York Minster

Love: Photo created using items from York Minster



Silk paintings of Dales scenes by Christine Carradice

21st May – 30th July 2016. Silk paintings of Yorkshire Dales scenes by local artist Christine Carradice.

Christine is a silk painter and textile artist based in Settle.

Her painting is inspired by the beautiful countryside of the Yorkshire Dales – the limestone crags, green fields, drystone walls, barns, farmhouses and flowers.

The Three Peaks of Pen-y-Ghent, Ingleborough and Whernside, from different viewpoints, all feature prominently in her work.

Christine’s pictures never have people in them. She prefers her work to show familiar scenes as places of calm and solitude just at the quiet time before people arrive and the day’s activities begin. She does, however, like to include buildings in some of her work. These pictures aim to show the last small influence of people on the landscape before the countryside opens out and the hills rise up.

A preview of the exhibition appeared in the Craven Herald on 19 May Silk paintings by local artist


Bluebell Woods at Cleatop

Ingleborough from Crina Bottom 3

Art and the world of cycling

April 16  to May 20 2016: To mark the visit of the Tour de Yorkshire to Settle on 29 April 2016, the Gallery on the Green  staged a special exhibition looking at the links between art and the world of cycling. It began with the early days of cycling – featuring a little known work by science fiction writer HG Wells about a cycling adventure. The main attraction was a collection of postcards – showing both the variety of bike designs and the use of the bicycle in advertising and various art forms. We  also included iconic posters from around the world.  The exhibition was supported by Settle Town Council.  See also  Tour de Yorkshire  The exhibition was featured in the Craven Herald on April 14.Craven Herald 14 April


One of the illustrations from

Wheels of Chance – courtesy of the

British Library


Perspectives by Settle College School


19th March – 15th April 2016. Settle College art students present their perspectives on thoughts and feelings, a celebration of the role of art in the development of individual identities.




Talking Across Our Generations


Talking Across Our Generations was the title of the Gallery on the Green’s first exhibition of 2016.

Running from January 16 through to March 19, the exhibition was based on the work of Settle Girls’ Group, a group of girls from Settle College aged between 11 and 14, who, over the previous few months, had interviewed almost 100 women.

The oldest interviewee was born in 1921 and the youngest in 2005. Although all now live in this area many were born and brought up in different parts of the world, a point illustrated by a globe that forms part of the exhibition.

Each interviewee was asked a series of questions about their lives and their schooling.

From this the girls have drawn conclusions about the changing worlds of work, school, leisure, shopping and fashion.

The book of interviews forms the core of the exhibition, but there are also cuttings, quotes and original photographs to show how we have moved on from a world of uncomfortable clothes, limited work opportunities and a need to shop every day.

Previous projects undertaken by the girls’ group include working with a musician to create a song in day – and details of this are also included in the exhibition book

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