Monday, 14 May 2012

NYOS 12 - Artist's Commissions

So many things going on for NYOS 2012 ! Why not visit some of the other artist's commissions when you plan your route ...

The programme for NYOS 12 involves several artist commissions,  highlighting contemporary artists’ responses to some of North Yorkshire’s most intriguing historic collections, buildings and outdoor spaces. Further information:

ETCHED IN TIME: Rebecca Gouldson
Dales Countryside Museum, Hawes From 9 June 

Artist Metalsmith Rebecca Gouldson responds to the tinsmithing workshop and the collection of hand-knitting tools at the Dales countryside museum to create two separate installations. The tinsmithing workshop will feature acid-etched sculptural forms in metal, created using the shapes of actual tinsmithing templates found in the museum collection. The hand- knitting collection will comprise a washing line of metal sock stretchers embellished with images and text relating to the stories of hand -knitters of the Dales, acid- etched into the surface.

Rebecca will be at the museum on Sat 16 June showing some of her techniques and will also be running a mono-printing workshop.

SUPERNOVA: Linda Schwab
Royal Pump Room Museum, Harrogate 9 -17 June
Artist Linda Schwab uses hundreds of vintage chandelier drops to create a dramatic installation with a spa theme for the circular 1842 Room.
Helmsley Walled Garden, Cleveland Way, Helmsley From 9 June onwards 

Animation Artist and Illustrator Sara Tunstall is creating a motion graphics sequence and a series of framed illustrations, combining reportage illustration with the textures and colours of Helmsley Walled Garden.  The garden is a magical place, an idea echoed by the people who work there and by elements of the garden itself. Sarah's work reflects this theme, exploring the heritage of the garden and the wide variety of plants and ‘beasts’ that inhabit it.


Hackfall Wood, Grewelthorpe From 9 Jun onwards 

A series of geo art caches that take the seeker on a journey through Hackfall Wood with each cache illustrating a story of one of the many creatures that live there and leaving the visitor with a book of impressions from their day. Printmaker Hester Cox has created a series of hidden caches that form a trail around Hackfall Wood. Each hidden container holds a rubber stamp featuring original designs of local wildlife. Combining an outdoor treasure hunt with digital media and book art, by the end of the seeker’s walk they will have created their own printed book and have an insight into the rich natural history of Hackfall.

For more information, visit

Morwenna Catt & Helen Turner
Two events at secret locations: Scarborough: Sat 9 June, 4pm Malhamdale, near Skipton: Sat 16 June 4pm.
Artists Helen Turner and Morwenna Catt have each been commissioned to create installations for themed tea party events in unusual venues. The perfect way to finish a day touring the Open Studios.

Ooh I'm looking forward to seeing some of these !  I will be at the Georgian Theatre with my own work on Saturday 9th June, so please do drop in for a chat !

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