The South Street Gallery has now closed. This blog will remain as an archive to showcase the work of all the wonderful artists that we have worked with.
We would like to thank our customers and friends for the support and custom over the last five years and wish the new management every success.
Thank you to all our visitors who came to see us over the weekend. We met some lovely people and had lots of great comments about the work. It all starts again next weekend…hope to see you there!
Saturday 16 & Sunday 17 June
10.30am – 5.30pm
1st June until 17 June
Coming soon is an exhibition of work by three participating artists from the North Yorkshire Open Studios.
Repose, by Angela Chalmers. Ink on Arches Paper
14th April until 27th May
Celebrating our fifth year at The South Street Gallery, we are delighted to announce the launch of our Spring Exhibition ‘North East Artists’
Other participating artists:
James Morgan Williams
We are pleased to be housing the 1st Prize for the Freddie Gilroy photographic competition at South Street Gallery until Sunday 1st April. The Ray Lonsdale sculpture has been kindly donated by the artist for the contest. Details can found here.
By Jenny Drewery
Up to last week my favourite sheep were the ones that saunter round the streets of Goathland village, enjoying right of way over the traffic. But when I went to South Street Gallery to view their little woolly cousins, my loyalties switched in a Heartbeat (excuse the pun).
These happy-looking Scarborough sheep have commandeered a prime spot in the window, gazing with polite interest at the punters going in and out of the newly re-opened and utterly splendid Francis Tearoom, just opposite. At the beginning of April the entire flock will be shepherded along to Cumbria to join a major installation by Eden Arts in celebration of the wool industry. Members of the public are invited to make a pom-pom sheep before 31st March, from a simple template which you can get from South Street or by downloading it from www.jointheflock.co.uk
When the first sheep put their heads shyly round the door, South Street curator Angela Chalmers gave them a cordial welcome. Soon the word went round on the ovine grapevine: ‘Oy, lads, there’s a nice comfortable billet here!’ and others began to … well, to follow like sheep. There are pink ones, blue ones, red ones, hedgehoggy-brown ones – if you fleeced them you could make biblical Joseph a new coat. The fashion-conscious are wearing bows. Some look old and wise and some have taken in rather too many calories while others have been watching their figures and could do with grazing a bit more greedily.
They’ve been made by adults and children alike. I’ve had a go myself. I got the legs wrong, so my sheep can baa-ly stand up and I’ll feel rather sheepish when I go and hand him in, but it was good fun and I urge everybody else to make one too. If you’re in Cumbria between the 10th and 19th of April, you can visit the entire collective installation at the Rheged Centre near Penrith.
A date for your diary – A drop-in Woolly Sheep making workshop on Saturday March 17th from 2- 4pm at the South Street Gallery.
The event is free to attend and all materials are provided, however if you cannot bear to part with your sheep a fee of £2 would be required.
Come and join Angela Chalmers and Angela Knipe and contribute to our FLOCK, which will be later sent off to join the Eden Arts larger public art installation.