Winter Wonderland

The Christmas Exhibition this year opens on 2 December and runs through to 14 January.

It features a winter wonderland with penguins sliding down a waterfall and generally having fun in a wintry landscape. 

Created by the talented Settle Flagmakers Group, the knitted penguins were first seen last year as part of the window display at the town’s Age Concern Charity Shop, where they proved so popular with visitors that a return was demanded.

Settle Flagmakers, under the guidance of Jeanne Carr, have provided the Christmas Exhibition at the gallery for several years. Previous displays have included an all-knitted 12 days of Christmas and, last year, Treasure Island. As usual the display will include a small supply of chocolate money – this time at the bottom of the waterfall, with visitors invited to take a coin. And if previous years are anything to go by, generous adult visitors will add to the supply during the month that the exhibition is on display.