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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The Old School Welcomes, The work of Beth Age 7

The Old School is proud to welcome the work of Beth, age 7. Beth’s work, full of vibrancy, fun and colour, perfectly complements and reflects the smiles of the people who are drawn to it. It’s not often such a precocious talent arrives fully formed onto the art market. We’d therefore highly recommend an early…

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Peter Brook Returns To Muker

During the month of June The Old School is pleased to announce an exhibition of Peter Brook’s work, including originals, artist proofs and signed limited edition prints, many featuring scenes familiar to those who live, work in and visit Upper Swaledale. Peter Brook Originals on Show The exhibition will run from Saturday 2nd of June…

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Rock Legends By Paul Berriff, Now On

In the early 1960′s Yorkshire  photographer and filmaker Paul Berriff OBE photographed some of the most iconic names in the music industry as they toured the county at the beginning of their careers. The images Paul produced have been collected and exhibited in top galleries around the world including The V&A and Satchi Art, and been featured in…

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The Art of Adrian Wood, Artist Blacksmith

The work of Artist Blacksmith Adrian Wood is forged from a mix of metal, music, nature and emotion, with the shapes evolving as the music plays and the hammer falls … The end products are unique sculptures, sometimes abstract, sometimes expressionistic,   full of movement, feeling and balance, and embedded with a deeper meaning ……

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50 Years Behind the Lens, presented by Paul Berriff

Saturday 9th  June, 2pm to 5pm, Muker Village Hall With a pre-talk reception at the Old School Muker from 1pm Tickets £10 including refreshments To reserve your place please email ask@theoldschoolmuker.co.uk or telephone us on 01748 886615. On Saturday 9th June, as part of the Rock Legends exhibition, BAFTA award winner Paul Berriff will be…

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Love Nest, a new sculpture by Michael Kusz

Reeth based artist Michael Kusz has been synonymous with the Old School for many years; his bats hang from the rafters; Doug! and the Rook Climber watch the sparrows, chaffinches and siskins, as they squabble over sunflower seeds; his witch rotates around its cauldron, driven by the four winds; his dragons guard our lawn, and…

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Yorkshire Coast & Sea, Tide Receding

The tide is receding at the The Yorkshire Coast & Sea Exhibition as it enters its final two weeks, and we’ve put up new work to take us through to the end of the exhibition including: Whitby Snowstorm by Paul Berriff (above), Filey Beach by John Harrison, Staithes Harbour by John Wood, and Scarborough Spa…

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Rebecca Vincent Etchings, A Print Makers Art.

A few months ago we introduced Rebecca’s prints into the gallery and the reaction from our customers has been wonderful. Now we have three original etchings on display: Silver Birch Autumn Gold (above and detail below), to me reminiscent of Gustav Klimt, Country Reflections and Safely Gathered in. Not only are Rebecca’s etchings wonderfully vibrant…

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Jill Ray’s Bright Woods Autumn Writ Large

Sometimes you just unwrap a painting and have to stand back and admire!  I’d seen the standard size, and it’s wonderful, but writ large, well, it just adds another dimension … … and up close you can see the individual shapes, colours, shades and layers and the care and attention to detail that makes Jill’s…

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Richard & Cherry Kearton, Wildlife Photography Pioneers.

On the outside wall of the Old School Muker are two plaques commemorating school alumni, Richard and Cherry Kearton. Born in Thwaite, one mile up the Dale, the two brothers attended the school in the late 19th Century before going on to pioneer wildlife photography and cinematography, influencing amongst others Sir David Attenborough. Given the…

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Adrian Wood, Artist Blacksmith, Exhibition Sketches

Back in 2017 we were pleased to discover the work of Adrian Wood and introduce it into the gallery … and visiting Adrian’s forge we got to see some of his larger sculptural work, altogether on a different scale. Wind on to 2018 and this summer we’re looking forward to hosting some of Adrian’s larger…

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The Hartlake Gallery

Our new upstairs exhibition space, the Hartlake Gallery, has been open for three weeks and is currently hosting the Yorkshire Coast & Sea Exhibition. Many thanks to those who’ve visited and for all the wonderful feedback. For those wondering about the name, Hartlakes is the area just below Swinner Gill between Muker and Keld. Hart =…

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The Old School Welcomes Rebecca Vincent

The Old School Muker is pleased to welcome the work of printmaker Rebecca Vincent into the Gallery. In our quest to add printmakers to our portfolio we’ve visited many exhibitions and events, and Rebecca’s work has really stood out. We love its vibrancy, patterns and textures, and the work adds colour and originality to our…

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The Old School Welcomes the Blown Glass of Thomas Petit

The Old School Gallery is pleased to welcome the hand blown studio glass of Thomas Petit. After searching for many months to find glassware that mirrored our surroundings Polly found Thomas’s work, perfectly reflecting the heather fuelled purple moors of August and early September. And in contrast to the colours of late summer, Thomas also…

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