Mercer Art Gallery Events
Some events are booked in advance, some are drop-in. Please see individual listings for details. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult and at all times for drop-in events.
Sonia Lawson and the Yorkshire Landscape
Monday 25th January 2016 at 2pm
Gallery talk by Yorkshire Dales artist, Katharine Holmes
. Katharine will give her insight into Sonia’s paintings from the perspective of another artist whose work is inspired by the local landscape. Cost: £6, please book in advanceMercer Art Gallery
Tom Wood: New Work
Tuesday 23rd February at 2pm
Illustrated talk by Tom Wood
about his exhibition of recent artworks on show at the gallery, and his life as a professional artist and educator.
Tom graduated from Sheffield School of Art in 1978. He is a respected and much sought after portrait painter whose subjects have included Alan Bennett, Sir Robert Winston, Barbara Windsor and HRH The Prince of Wales.
His range of subject matter has extended beyond portraits to include figurative subjects, animal and nature subjects, abstract and still life studies. In his combination of traditional techniques and skills with a contemporary focus Tom continues to investigate, through figurative images, the restless search for identity in the modern world.Cost: £6, please book in advance.
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Behind the Scenes with the Curator – Harrogate’s Prints and Drawings
Wednesday 23rd March at 2pm
Harrogate’s Assistant Curator, Olivia Heron
, will discuss how she conducted her research into our extensive prints and drawings collection using a selection of works from the collection. Find out what to look out for to help identify an artwork, find out more about it and assess its condition. Cost: £6, please book in advance.Mercer Art Gallery
Stencils workshop with Tom Wood
Tuesday 26th April, 10am – 4pmTom Wood
often uses homemade stencils in his oil paintings, sometimes they suggest structure, sometimes pattern and at other times they are merely the foil to his expressive brushwork, however they are used they have become an essential and useful technique in his construction of imagery.
In this workshop Tom will guide you through his unique method of making stencils using parcel tape and card. Together you will then explore the possibilities of making layered oil paintings using modified rollers and your homemade stencils.Cost: £25 including refreshments and materials, please bring lunch. Please book in advance.Mercer Art Gallery
Our FREE Art Trolley is full of art materials and equipment to help you explore the art on show.
Our events are either free or very reasonably priced. Payment is requested in advance. Refunds by arrangement with more than 14 days' written notice.
For family events, children under 8 must be accompanied at all times and all children must be accompanied at drop-in events.