New Work by Blacksmith Artist, Adrian Wood

2019 brings the opportunity to discover more wonderful, sculptural, work by artist blacksmith Adrian Wood in our garden. Adrian’s work, full of movement, perfectly matches the landscape and wildlife of our stunning location in Upper Swaledale. For more information about Adrian’s work please contact us at ask@theoldschoolmuker.co.uk.

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The Old School Welcomes, Shona Branigan

The Old School Muker is very pleased to welcome the work of Northumberland artist Shona Branigan. Shona creates prints directly from the wood, burning to raise the grain, brushing, sealing, inking and printing, to reveal the texture and detail in all its beauty. Shona will be our featured artist in April 2019, and will be…

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The Old School Welcomes, Sarah Du Feu

The Old School Muker is really pleased to welcome the work of Yorkshire printmaker Sarah Du Feu to our gallery in Swaledale. Sarah creates original monoprints of The Dales and the coast, and wonderful still life’s that evoke city and landscapes. As well has having Sarah’s work on permanent display, in August Sarah will be…

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Old School Ceramics

Brought together under one roof, a wonderful collection of ceramics and glassware from some of the North of England’s and UK’s best makers, including: Thomas Petit, Mary Johnson, George Ormorod, Charlotte Morrison, Gwen Bainbridge, Mary Chapplehow, Andrea Cundell, Jenny Hall and Shelly Lee. Discover it for yourself at The Old School Muker.

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Hartlake Gallery, Stripped & Ready for Action

Though deep in Winter hibernation it’s been a busy time at The Old School preparing for our next season. Our upstairs gallery, Hartlake, is now stripped and redecorated, waiting for the fabulous artwork and exhibition we have planned for 2019.

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The Old School Welcomes Sue Mulcock

The Old School is pleased as punch to showcase the wonderful, rich, textured landscapes of felt artist Sue Mulcock.  Sue’s work is a very welcome addition to our growing mix of styles and media, representing the world that surrounds our gallery in the heart of Swaledale, and another wonderful reason to visit us and say…

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The Old School Welcomes Sheryl Roberts

The Old School Muker is pleased as punch to be able to showcase the dramatic skyscapes of Sheryl Roberts. Painted in acrylic and oil, these atmospheric images convey the drama above as the weather sweeps in over Buttertubs Pass and down into Swaledale. The work is simply stunning, looks wonderful on our gallery walls, and…

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Christmas At The Old School Muker

It’s Christmas Advert time again!  We don’t have the budget of Waitrose or John Lewis, but what we lack in budget we make up for with: unique, hand-crafted work from our superb makers and artists; scenery to die for (including real snow!); the best pub in the Dale; and not forgetting Swaledale Woollens and  the…

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The Old School Welcomes the Abstract Landscapes of Gill Waugh

Fresh for her successful exhibition at Simonstone Hall in Wensleydale, The Old School Muker is very pleased to welcome the wonderful, abstract landscapes of Gill Waugh. Gill’s work take us from the Yorkshire Dales to the Outer Hebrides, invoking the moods, atmosphere and beauty, they both share, lovingly worked in acrylic and ink … ……

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Northern Latitudes, Richard & Janet Burdon

Running from 6th October to 4th November, Northern Latitudes takes us on an Old Norse journey from Northern Britain to Norway & Greenland, with a collection of stunning, serene, minimalist compositions, by husband and wife team Richard & Janet Burdon.Richard & Janet are well known at The Old School for their monochrome images of Swaledale sheep…

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Piers Browne Illustrated, One week to go!

Piers Browne Illustrated finishes on Sunday 30th September, so just a little over a week to view this wonderful, unique collection of etchings, spanning over 40 years and seven books, before it closes. Don’t miss it!   Click on the following link to see Piers talk about his etchings in our Hartlake Gallery: Piers Browne Illustrated   …

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Malham Rain, Sue Nichol

In December 2015 Malham Cove waterfall flowed for the first time in Living Memory, briefly creating the longest single drop waterfall in the UK. Sue Nichol’s atmospheric oil painting captures this moment perfectly, with the water spilling over into the cove, framed by the trees at it’s foot, and overlooked by dark clouds full of…

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A Spitfire Lands at the Old School

I finally succumbed to temptation and landed this wonderful aluminium model Spitfire in the Old School Gallery. Every week or so we have RAF Tucano fast jet training aircraft flying low over Muker, circling Kisdon twice, before heading off into the distance … … and every few weeks I find myself talking to a pilot who’ve flown…

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Muker Show 2018

Yesterday was the 113th Grand Annual Show, held on the most perfect September day. The show retains its roots and traditions, and the competitions, whether baking the tastiest chocolate cake or scone, drawing or painting the perfect landscape, herding truculent sheep, or attempting to run the fell race, are all of a high standard and…

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The Old School Welcomes the ceramics of Nigel Edmondson

The Old School is proud to welcome the ceramics of Cumbrian potter Nigel Edmondson. With a mission to discover ceramic work for our garden, Polly came across the work of Nigel Edmondson at this years Pots in the Park. Perfect! Nigel’s planters and sculptures are inspired by the Northern fells and dales and their earthy…

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The Old School Welcomes Hester Cox

The Old School is extremely pleased to welcome in the work of Horton-in-Ribblesdale artist and print maker Hester Cox. Hester’s work is inspired by and reflects the natural rhythms of the natural world that  that surrounds her home in the Yorkshire Dales and that she passes whilst out on the tops, fell running. Hester’s collagraphs…

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