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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Just Visiting Just Left, Sandra Parker

Sandra Parker’s wonderful Just Visiting (above) just left the Old School. We’re currently showcasing a selection of Sandra’s work at the Old School including three superb originals, one of which is the superb Swaledale study, Yan, below … … and we plan to get our hands on some more of Sandra’s work very soon. Watch…

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Yorkshire’s Coast & Sea, Richard Walls

For the Yorkshire’s Coast & Sea exhibition I’ve had three of my favourite Yorkshire Coast photographs printed on HD aluminium and framed: Saltwick Bay, Saltburn Pier and Broken Ladder, Spurn Point, each in a limited edition series of 20. Saltwick Bay (featured image above) was taken ten minutes after a mini cliff collapse from which…

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Yorkshire Coast & Sea, Paul Berriff

Paul Berriff’s photographs of the Yorkshire Coast (featured image above Force 10) remind us of the power and unforgiving, biting, nature of the North Sea when its mood take a turn for the worse, and of the courage of those who choose to make their living from it. Shot on film, in black & white,…

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10 Winter Cow’uses, Upper Swaledale

According to the National Park figures there are 1044 field barns, locally called Cow’uses, in Swaledale alone and over 6000 in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, most built between 1750 and the end of the 19th century. The 10 below (shots taken over the last few weeks and days) are situated around Muker, Thwaite and Keld,…

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Rock Legends Exhibition, Paul Berriff

Running from 26th May to 24th June, Rock Legends by Paul Berriff In the early 1960’s Paul Berriff OBE photographed bands and artists, during their first tours of the UK, who became some of our best loved and most iconic pop and rock stars. In the process Paul created a unique set of images, documenting perhaps…

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Yorkshire’s Coast & Sea – Richard & Janet Burdon

Richard & Janet Burdon are already well known to customers of the Old School for their monochrome images of the iconic Swaledale tups and ewes found on the fells surrounding our gallery, often caught in the midst of a snowstorm. What our visitors don’t know is that they’re equally at home discovering and capturing, serene,…

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Winter in Swaledale 2 – Muker Minimalism

Yesterday’s wintery conditions in Muker provided an ideal opportunity to take a couple of hours out from the renovation of the Old School and shoot some minimal monochrome images, before using these as a basis to create something a little dreamier using movement blur in Analog  Efex Pro.  It might not be everyone’s taste but…

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Everest Base Camp Anniversary

It’s a year to the day since a small group of wanderers reached Everest Base Camp in Nepal. I was lucky enough to be among that group. It simply wouldn’t be right to let the anniversary pass without posting a couple (or more) photos of the trek, so some that didn’t make the initial cut…

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