Many of our visitors ask the question 'How do we survive?'
A busy start to the year particularly for online trade so we have organised a heap of new works to arrive in time for March 2019. It is all just about loaded on but here are some images of the works throughout the gallery today.
As ever it’s an eclectic collection of ceramics, sculpture and paintings and by no means is this anywhere near the full stock! It’s a snippet!
January is a great time to take stock of what works and what doesn’t and we have been very busy sorting out plans for 2019 during these past couple of weeks. Part of that has been looking at our opening times. Sundays just haven’t worked out as we had hoped so with immediate effect we will no longer open on Sundays unless by prior appointment. We still encourage visitors to ring the number on the door of the gallery should we be closed and if available we can be there in five minutes to open up.
How quickly has 2018 passed? Feels like yesterday we opened the doors in January 2018 and here we are with Christmas nearly upon us once again! This year has seen us launch Elements at Bils & Rye, featuring a more affordable range of ceramics and prints from artists and makers from all over the UK. Each piece has function along with stunning design and high quality making.
Further we have introduced around 60 more artists to the Yorkshire art scene and 2019 is shaping up to be another great year for the gallery with high quality works lined up from up and down the UK.
As we draw towards the end of the Emerging Artists Exhibition we are starting to curate the next show, which will be the last formalised show of the year. This is centre around animal art with a focus on sculpture.
We have secured works from Simon Gudgeon, Louise McNaught, Jamel Akib, Nichola Theakston, Marion McConaghie, Laura Rich (drawings), Stephen Page, Fiona Rogers & Anup Shah, Ian Greensitt and many more. All of the above have produced special animal works that will accompany a series of talks.
The 10th June sees many of Kirkbymoorside's wonderful gardens open to the public. We have been invited to join in this year placing some of the larger sculptures in gardens around the town. Key is the Quaker Meeting House garden which will see Helen Sinclair's sculpture in a setting away from the gallery for the first time. We are massively excited by the event!
Gardens open from 11:00 to 17:00 and the gallery will also be open for the day with a few of us on hand to discuss the sculptures and walk around the gardens if required.