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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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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Piers Browne Illustrated, 1 Sept – 30 Sept

Piers will be at the Old School on Saturday and Sunday, from 1:30pm to 3pm, for the final weekend of his exhibition. Piers Browne Illustrated is the first (and perhaps last) exhibition that brings together a specially curated collection of etchings from all of Piers books into a single show. As part of the exhibition Piers…

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Piers Browne, Illustrated – Exhibition Catalogue

The catalogue for the upcoming Pier’s Browne Illustrated exhibition is now available. The catalogue measures 21cm x 21cm and contains 31 selected reproductions of Pier’s etchings, printed on 170g uncoated paper. The catalogues also contains a full price list (including dimensions) for the work on show. The catalogue costs £5 plus £2 p&p. To request…

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The Old School Welcomes Morna Rhys

The Old School Muker is pleased as punch to now be showcasing the work of Morna Rhys   as part of our plan to exhibit the best printmakers from the UK, and driving through Upper Wensleydale & Swaledale I see her work all around us, especially as we drive towards our new home just above…

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The Old School Welcomes Carol Nunan

The Old School is proud to welcome the wonderful printmaking of Carol Nunan.  Carol’s work is rooted in the landscape. Her inspiration comes from cultivated and wild flowers, iconic castles, landmarks and archeological history. Carol works primarily with monotypes and collagraphs. Printed by hand each print is unique. Her fascination lies in experimenting with printmaking…

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Paul Berriff’s Rock Legends Continues …

During the Rock Legends exhibition we had many wonderful conversions with people reminiscing about the heady days of the 60’s musical revolution, and we’re pleased to say that those conversations will continue as the collection will remain at the Old School over the course of the year, with 3-4 images on permanent display and the…

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James Wheeler –

James Wheeler’s paintings have been part of the Old School since the days before we took over the gallery back in April 2017 and we’re pleased that the association continues and grows stronger over the months and years. Of all our artists it is Jame’s work that I’m reminded as I make my way off…

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Muker Doors Series, John Harrison

For the Up Hill & Down Dale exhibition John Harrison has drawn and watercoloured five studies of characterful Muker doors, all familiar sights to those who stroll around our wonderful Dales village, including the feature image above, Double Red Doors.

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Up Hill & Down Dale, John Harrison

PLEASE NOTE: In a change of plan John will now be at the Old School on Sunday 15th July rather than Saturday 9th. Running between Saturday 30th June & Sunday 29th July the Old School is proud to showcase the wonderful line and watercolour drawings of Yorkshire artist John Harrison  in our Hartlake Gallery. John’s…

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Muker Wild Flower Meadows

Packed full with clover, buttercups, pignut and crane’s-bill, the Muker wild flower meadows are spectacular this year, especially given the long, cold winter, which seemed to push spring into May. A compendium of photographs follow with related links after. Related links: http://yorkshiretimes.co.uk/article/Yorkshires-Coronation-Meadows http://coronationmeadows.org.uk/meadow/lower-winskill-farm-meadows-langcliffe-nr-settle https://www.ydmt.org/muker-meadows-swaledale

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Ivelet Bridge Winter, Sue Nichol

Back in the winter, soon after Christmas, I donned my new wellies and took a photo of Ivelet Bridge from the middle of the Swale. As soon I’d taken it I knew it was a scene that would benefit from Sue’s unique interpretation, and was delighted when she agreed. The result is now hanging in…

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