Summer is here!


Yes, summer appears to have arrived, in Masham at least, and besides the odd shower this week we have had constant glorious sunshine, and heat!

Last week we said goodbye to Janis Goodman’s solo exhibition – it’s been a great show and really well received – thanks to everyone who popped by to see it. If you didn’t manage to stop by you can still see the entire exhibition on our website. We also still have a selection of our favourite pieces from the show on display here.

Now we are preparing for our second solo exhibition of the year. Ian Scott Massie, whose just completed a successful solo show at Rydal Mount, Cumbria, will be unveiling a new collection of work this August titled ‘Journeys’, an exploration of The Yorkshire Dales and Cumbria, following two significant journeys in Ian’s life “The paintings reflect the experiences and memories of two combined journeys: the first to a number of places in the Yorkshire Dales of particular personal importance and the second to the places my wife and I visited on our honeymoon nearly twenty years ago.In undertaking this body of paintings I had in mind the concept of Schubert’s Winterreise – the cycle of songs he wrote to the words of Tobias Haslinger – in wishing to create a group of works with a single emotional theme fragmented into different lights and angles by circumstance and memory”

‘Journeys’ opens at The Gallery August the 6th until September the 9th. More details wil be available on our website soon, but for now, heres a sneek peek at what to expect…

As for now the exhibition room is sporting a summery selection of works, inlcluding pieces by Hester Cox, Heather Dormer, Rosie Scott Massie. Pamela Knight and Josie Beszant. We have also found some fantastic new supppiers lately, including Melanie Tomlinson, whose tin butterfly and bird brooches decorated with Edward Bawden-esque patterning are something to behold!

To see the full selection of new artists in The Gallery, why not visit our Facebook page here.