Addlebrough from Whitfield Scar, Piers Browne

New work by celebrated Wensleydale artist PiersBrowne at The Old School Muker. Addlebrough from Whitfield Scar. Wonderfully framed in gold to match the rich colours of the etching.

We have a lovely range of selected etchings and oils by Piers at our gallery in Swaledale. If you’re interest in finding out more why not visit us at the gallery, or contact us at ask@theoldschoolmuker.co.uk or 01748 886155.

Piers Browne, Swaledale Preview

Though we’ve had to postpone our Piers Browne exhibition until 2021, we’re delighted to be able to preview a small collection of new and classic Piers Browne oil paintings that will be part of the show.

As Piers’s usual focus is Wensleydale the new oils of Swaledale are unique, and a must for lovers of Piers’s work and of our wonderful dale, so if you’re interested in discovering more about the work and the exhibition please feel free to contact us at the gallery.

The Gallery Slideshow

The Old School Muker presents four and a half minutes of work from our fabulous artists, whose work represents the stunning landscapes that surround our gallery in wonderful Upper Swaledale.

The slideshow represents just a small selection of the work showcased in our gallery. For more information or to see more work by an artist please contact us at ask@theoldschoolmuker.co.uk

Paul Talbot-Greaves in Swaledale

We have great pleasure welcoming the wonderful watercolours of Yorkshire artist Paul Talbot-Greaves into The Old School Muker gallery. Please watch the slideshow (expand for full screen) and scroll down to see more details of the work.

Paul has painted a series of watercolours inspired by Upper-Swaledale, from East Stonesdale to Thwaite, from Smithy Holme to Muker, the work perfectly captures the mood and feel of the stunning landscape that surrounds our gallery in Muker.

These original watercolours are exclusive to The Old School Muker and when it’s safe to re-open our doors you’ll be able to view Paul’s work in our gallery. In the meantime if you’re interested in owning one of Paul’s superb paintings as a memento of our beautiful dale, please contact us on 01748 886155 or email ask@theoldschoolmuker.co.uk to find out more.

In Pauls words:

“My work reflects the rugged scenery of the landscape, either in the context of wild places or in the nature of the Pennine hills, where I live. I draw my inspiration from historical connections using layers of colour, texture, shapes and patterns applied with energy and feeling. My main inspiration is light and the effects created by the contrasts of shadows.”

Reawakening

The Old School Muker will be reopening on Monday 15th June ready to welcome back art and crafts lovers to the Upper Dales.

In order to keep our customers, community and staff safe, we will be implementing hygiene and social distancing rules, in line with government guidelines, as follows:

  • Provision of hand sanitizer on arrival
  • A limit of 2 people in a party
  • No children under 14
  • Strict social distancing
  • Touching of work only if there is an intention to buy
  • One way systems in the galleries and craft centre
  • Payment by card rather than cash if possible
  • Closure of the self-service cafe (until hospitality businesses are able to open)

Strict adherence to these rules, shouldn’t hinder your enjoyment of the art and crafts created by our wonderful independent artists and makers, but will allow a safe shopping experience.

We look forward to welcoming all our loyal customers and friends back very soon, and with your support we can all look forward to a safer and brighter future.

Please note: Other businesses in Muker may not be operating normally so please check with them directly.


Richard & Polly

Old School Vouchers

Just the ticket if you need a gift for someone who loves art, crafts & Swaledale when you can’t make it up the dale, but still want to support small businesses.

Just call us – 01748 886155 – and we can pop it in the postbox

Richard & Polly

New Line & Watercolour by John Harrison

It was lovely to see John and Gaynor yesterday, and even better that John left behind five new superb paintings in his trademark line and watercolour style, each depicting scenes of Upper Swaledale within walking distance of our gallery in Muker … and one of Grassington for lovers of Wharfedale!

Continue reading “New Line & Watercolour by John Harrison”

The Old School Art Cafe Garden

Our relaxed, self-service café offers delicious cake and coffee, and with its private, walled garden provides a place to unwind and soak up the views of Kisdon, Buttertubs and the surrounding fells, in the company of sculptures by Michael Kusz and Adrian Wood.

… and it’s a place where we might have the odd gathering or two.

The Old School Muker Gallery

The Art Gallery showcases some of the regions best artists and print makers, with a wonderfully diverse mix of styles and mediums, but all somehow reflecting our stunning surroundings in Upper Swaledale.

Artists and print makers currently represented include: Jill Ray, Rebecca Vincent, Jacquie Denby, Morna Rhys, Hester Cox, Glenys Garnett, Janis Goodman, Rachel McNaughton, John Harrison and Peter Brook, not forgetting the photographs of gallery owner Richard Walls.

The gallery also houses wonderful ceramics, sculptures and glassware, from makers such as Thomas Petit, Lisa Katzenstein, Stef Ottevanger, Robin Fox and Alistair Brookes.