The art gallery is free to visit and located close to the Museum’s main reception area. The gallery is open whenever the Museum is open, except when we are changing our exhibitions over.
In the Open: an open art exhibition
Saturday 18 September to Sunday 14 November
We invited professional, amateur and hobbying artists to take part in this exhibition to explore what impact the public health crisis has had on artists’ creativity and working practices, specifically through art related to and depicting the northern landscape.
We received over two hundred entries, reflecting how access to the countryside has been increasingly important throughout the pandemic. The selection panel for In the Open included photographer Joe Cornish, painter Kane Cunningham and ceramic artist Layla Khoo.
The exhibition includes over eighty works of art including paintings, photographs, ceramics and textiles.
Previous Exhibitions at Ryedale Folk Museum
Northern Soul by Ian Scott Massie
Northern Eutierria by Kane Cunningham
A Life Through the Lens: Geoffrey Willey
The North York Moors, an open exhibition
Earthworks by Simon Crawford
Art Happens Here by the AHH Studio Collective
Artifact II by the Printmakers Circle
Of Life and Land by Lucy Saggers
Moor Colours by Sue Slack
prospect refuge hazard by Helen Sear
FarmerFlorist by Tessa Bunney
Of Yorkshire, From Yorkshire – from the David Ross collection
Figuratively Speaking – the Scott Creative Arts Foundation
Time for Bed from the Ryedale Folk Museum collection
RyeScape by artists from Ryedale
Table – art works from Leeds Museums & Galleries
Call of the Land by John Creighton
Victorian Dresses from the Ryedale Folk Museum collection
Etcetera by the textiles group, Etectera
Gallery TEN, an exhibition of selected works from Gallery TEN
Wedding Dresses from the Ryedale Folk Museum collection
Artifact by the Printmakers Circle