The South Street Gallery

Welcome to our blog. Here you will find regular updates on the latest exhibitions, events and gallery artists with a special focus on exciting new artworks.

Thank you

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.


Open Studios

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

North Yorkshire Open Studios

1st June until 17 June

Coming soon is an exhibition of work by three participating artists from the North Yorkshire Open Studios.

During the weekends of 9/10 & 16/17 June, you will be able to meet and chat with painter and photographer Angela Chalmers, textile jewellery maker Angela Knipe and painter Andrew Cheetham.

Repose, by Angela Chalmers. Ink on Arches Paper

Chilli necklace by Angela Knipe

Running Tide by Andrew Cheetham


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’

In collaboration with Natural Partners Ltd, a North Yorkshire based Fine Art publishing company, we bring to you an opportunity to see original paintings by three of North Yorkshire’s finest artists. The late Joe Cole, who for many years until his death in 1984 was the highly respected Head of Foundation Studies at Middlesbrough College of Art, and two of his former students, Peter Hicks and Peter Sarginson, who are now very well-known artists and have shown together in three major exhibitions at Messum’s Gallery in London’s Cork Street since 2005, but have never appeared in the same exhibition outside the capital.
Peter Hicks
Joe Cole
Peter Sarginson
Eighteen other established and emerging Yorkshire artists also connected by their involvement with Natural Partners Ltd will be included in this vibrant mixed show. Many are exhibiting for the first time in the area and will provide an exciting mix of fresh new artworks that will suit every taste at South Street Gallery.
Natural Partners Ltd, established by Joe Cole’s son, also called Joe, specialise in publishing high quality greeting cards and prints and promote the work of Yorkshire artists to a national audience.
Andy Broderick
Angela Chalmers
Kris Hardy
Carol Shaw
Beverley Hicks
Caroline Riley

Other participating artists:

Andrew Cheetham
Christopher Ware
Clare Hansford
Graham Lowe
James Morgan Williams
Jan Richardson
Neil Hodgson
Peter Hough
Rob Keep
Steve Griffiths
Sue Griffiths

Freddie Gilroy Photographic Competition

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.

Join the Flock at South Street

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

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.

Woolly Sheep Making Workshop

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.