Nunnington meet the artists. Artists and visitors talking in the open at Nunnington

Nunnington Galleries meet the artists weekends

I have recently been taken on by Nunnington Galleries. They are a team of strong Northern Landscape artists including Patrick Smith, Steve Williams, photographer Lucy Saggers as well as conservationist and ornithological artist Jonathan Pomroy, textile artist Justine Warner and high class jeweller Louise Dwyer. As well as a series of meet the artist weekends there are regular showings of my work in the Nunnington Barn Gallery , Worsley Arms Hovingham and Raithwaites estate. As a way of getting people to revisit the gallery, Kevin and Jan Bradshaw the owners decided to run 3 weekends where people could meet the artists and ask about their inspirations, techniques and methodologies. By way of gazebos, easels and tables all the artists were able to show more of their work than is possible in the gallery itself and it also served as a covid safe environment in which to appreciate the artists work. For me it was a very welcoming experience facilitated by both the gallerists and artists. They were all on hand with help setting up and making sure the work was displayed to it’s best and also supplying regular, quality coffee and even buttered scones from the local bakery. This welcoming spirit enabled a lovely collaborative atmosphere to work in and when we were not talking to visitors we were exchanging ideas and keeping up morale especially when the weather threatened to spoil things. The Nunnington Galleries ethos is one of team building and nurturing of talent which is very encouraging to be part of. The Gallery is set in the most stunning scenery and although a little way off the beaten track, it is worth more than the odd visit. The walks round about are staggering and you are high up so the car has done most of the climbing for the day. There will be more meet the artists weekends coming up in the not too distant future.

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