Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Martin Shakeshaft's retrospective on the 1984 Miners' Strike counterposes striking images from the strike with recent views of the same people and places. Anger is evident in many of the comments from our visitors, reminded of the ruthless actions of Thatcher's government nearly 30 years ago.
Friday, March 4, 2011
The new exhibition from 5th March is by 4 local artists who trained at Craven College with Teresa Savage. These artists all have very different styles of work, from machine embroidery, printing, to capturing the rusting of metal on delicate fabrics.
Sunday, January 16, 2011
A new exhibition will be launched on 5th February, featuring stories written to just fill the space of a postcard. These were collected by Settle Stories (see http://www.settlestories.org.uk/) at the Settle Storytelling Festival in October 2010. Visitors to the exhibition may also write their own 'stories on a postcard'.
Although it is dark, cold and wet, we are still getting a steady stream of visitors. The Brian May/Elena Vidal exhibition has proved very popular and is still up for another week. We have been going through the visitors' book comments - for instance 'Very moving to catch a glimpse of daily life long ago'. The exhibition has proved quite inspirational for many people.