2020 Exhibitions & Events

Welcome to our 2020 programme of exhibitions and events at The Old School Muker. This year we return to two fabulous artists who’ve exhibited with us previously. In July & August we’ll showcase new, original work by Askrigg artist Piers Browne whose creative gaze has turned from his beloved Wensleydale to focus on our very own Swaledale. Following that, in September and October, we’re delighted once more to exhibit the work of Pennine artist Peter Brook and his series 12 Months of the Year.

To kick off 2020, in May & June, our Hartlake Gallery will showcase the work of photographer and gallery owner Richard Walls with images of the Upper Dales.

Our full 2020 programme is listed below. Please check in regularly for updates and additions.

Richard’s journey to work takes him over Buttertubs Pass twice a day as he travels between our home in Wensleydale and the gallery in Muker, Swaledale. Is there a better commute to work in the UK?

Over Buttertubs is an exhibition of original photographs inspired by these two quite different dales, capturing them in all their moods and in all conditions, from deep winter to mid-summer, taken over the last three years. 

Over Buttertubs will run from 15th May to 28th June 2020, with a preview evening on Friday 15th May from 6pm


Renowned Askrigg artist and print maker Piers Browne has turned his gaze away from his beloved home of Wensleydale to bring to life some of the iconic views of his neighbouring Northerly dale, with a collection of new, original oil paintings of Swaledale captured in Piers’s, wonderful, impressionist style.

Piers Browne in Swaledale (working title) will run from 3rd July to 11th August with a preview evening on Friday 3rd July from 6pm


Peter Brook needs no introduction to people who have visited The Old School Muker over the years and we are delighted to once again showcase Peter’s work. In 1976 Agnew’s commissioned Peter to produce a series of prints titled ‘Twelve Months of the Year’. The set of 12 lithographs was printed in 1978 in an edition of 150 by the Curwen Studio, London under the direction of Stanley Jones. We will be exhibiting all 12 lithographs plus other work by the great artist.

12 Months of the Year will run from 4th September to 16th October