Guest curator to host 'drop-in' session at Ryedale Folk Museum

Saturday 27 June, 12 noon to 4.00pm

Art enthusiasts and gallery visitors will have a chance to meet the guest curator of the current exhibition being held at Ryedale Folk Museum next Saturday (27 June), when Paul Musgrove of Edinburgh-based Gallery Ten hosts a special ‘drop in session’ from 12 noon until 4.00pm.

The exhibition, which brings together 40 works of award-winning artists including Ralph Steadman, Barbara Rae, John Piper, Norman Ackroyd and Henry Moore, alongside more works contemporary pieces by Catherine Ann Hiley and Rosemary Vanns.  The Gallery 10 exhibition includes paintings, print-making and glass.

Jennifer Smith, Museum Director commented “The pieces that Paul has brought down have already demonstrated very widespread appeal, from art aficionados to families with children very much enjoying seeing them – and hopefully many more coming along for the second month of this guest exhibition.  Admission to the art gallery is completely free, so we often get people intending to have a quick look around who end up staying for an hour!”

The works currently on display include contributions from:

  • Ralph Steadman CBE, RA, famed for his prolific Punch, Private Eye and Gonzo cartoons, and beloved illustrations for children’s and classic books
  • Multi-award winning Scottish landscape painter Barbara Rae CBE, RA
  • Alfons Bytautus, in demand across Europe for his pioneering printmaking techniques
  • John Piper, famed English stained-glass designer and official war artist in World War II.
  • Famous Yorkshire-men Norman Ackroyd and Henry Moore.

Other artists include Kate Downie, John Houston, Georgina Bown, Stuat Akroyd, Marie Scott, Laura Birdsall, , Catherine Ann Hiley, Alan Horsley and Rosemary Vanns.  The exhibition is open daily until Sunday 19 July.

The Art Gallery and Museum, which is spread over a six acre site, is open daily until 30 September from 10.00am to 5.30pm (last entry at 4.30pm) and October to December 10.00am to 4.00pm.  Entrance to the Art Gallery is free.  Admission prices to the museum are £7.00 for adults, £6.50 for concessions and £6.00 for children, with a family ticket (two adults and two children) for £22.50.  Ticket holders can return to the museum for unlimited visits for a full year from the date of purchase.

For more information, please visit www.ryedalefolkmuseum.co.uk or call 01751 417367

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Notes to Editors

Ryedale Folk Museum is a small, independent museum located in the village of Hutton-le-Hole, in the North York Moors National Park.  The museum was created over 40 years ago by local people with a passion for celebrating and protecting their cultural and industrial heritage, and also works with local communities to preserve traditional craft skills that are at risk of being lost to modern progress.

The area’s rich heritage, from the Iron Age to the 1960s, is brought to life in over 20 historic buildings reconstructed across the six-acre site, with regular costumed demonstrations, craft workshops and a lively calendar of nostalgia events, including Tractor Days and Classic Car Rallies.  The Museum also hosts regular exhibitions in its Art Gallery promoting the talents of local artists or those inspired by the beauty of the North York Moors landscape.  The next exhibition will feature works by painter Francesca Simon, in her first solo exhibition outside of London, inspired by the North York Moors landscape.

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Nicola Bexon or Jay Commins

Pyper York Limited

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Ryedale Folk Museum is a small, independent museum located in the village of Hutton-le-Hole, in the North York Moors National Park. The museum was created over 40 years ago by local people with a passion for celebrating and protecting their cultural and industrial heritage, and also works with local communities to preserve traditional craft skills that are at risk of being lost to modern progress. The area’s rich heritage, from the Iron Age to the 1960s, is brought to life in over 20 historic buildings reconstructed across the 6-acre site, with regular costumed demonstrations, craft workshops and a lively calendar of nostalgia events, including Tractor Days and Classic Car Rallies. The Museum also hosts regular exhibitions in its Art Gallery promoting the talents of local artists or those inspired by the beauty of the North York Moors landscape. This year’s exhibitions include works by nationally-renowned artists such as painter Francesca Simon, in her first solo exhibition outside of London, and guest curation by Edinburgh’s Gallery 10.

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