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33. The Danby Moors Centre of the North York Moors National Park  including the great art and craft exhibitions in the Inspired by ... Gallery

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The Moors National Park Centre is a historic visitor centre, set in an idyllic spot on the banks of the River Esk, near Danby with lots for all the family to enjoy both inside exhibitions e.g. the "Inspired by ... Art Gallery" and life on the North Yorkshire Moors, play area, cafe and outside a great play area for children and several woodland walks.

Coming exhibition: Reflections on Landscape

with artists Beverley Hicks and Peter Hicks, www.petermhicks.co.uk

at the Inspired by ... gallery in the Moors National Park Centre, Danby

from Saturday 9th October to Monday 8th November, 2021

The North York Moors National Park Centre at Danby Lodge

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Exhibition Oct 10th to Nov 9th 2020: "Distilled Landscapes" and "A Portrait of Place"

 

Some of the first Inspired by ... Gallery exhibits of  the art of Ian McCulley: Untitled Landscape 97/3, Untitled Landscape 97/4.

The exhibition of Ian McCulley's work runs from Oct 10th to Nov 9th 2020 in the Inspired by ... Gallery in the Danby Moors Centre

Ian was the first winner of the North York Moors National Park Trust Art Award in 2019

For more about Ian McCulley and his work see his website at https://www.ianmcculley.com/

One of Ian McCulley's larger scale pieces

 

A fine array of six of Ian McCulley's "Small Scale Landscapes"

These images do not do the painting justice, close up they are most intriguing, engaging and very different form most other exhibitions at Danby!

 

In the same exhibition are the stunning glass works of Gillies Jones from Rosedale Glass


The main building includes the tourist information displays, a cafe and an art gallery of work by local artists.

In the foreground is the stump of a great Copper Beech tree pictured below that was unfortunately cut down!

Autumn colours near the entrance to the National Park Centre, the 'Moors Centre' at Danby, North Yorkshire.

Autumn colours near the entrance to the National Park Centre, the 'Moors Centre' at Danby, North Yorkshire.

Woolly Sheep Cafe in Danby Lodge Moors Centre North York Moors National Park

The Woolly Sheep Cafe in Danby Lodge is under new management in 2020 and refurbished for the patrons of the National Park Danby Moors Centre for the North York Moors National Park.

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Land of Iron exhibition about ironstone mining Danby North York Moors National Park Centre "THE LAND OF IRON"

In 2091 there is an exhibition of evocative 'black and white' photographs, sound effects and an animated projection all about ironstone mining in the area - East Cleveland and the North York Moors.

The exhibition is in the main building housing the information displays about the North York Moors National Park.

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The Danby Moors Centre was once a shooting Lodge.

 

The latest animal sculpture to appear in the grounds of the Danby Moors Centre is a GIANT DRAGON !!!

 

Three more beautiful wooden animal sculptures have now appeared in the North Yorkshire Moors National Park Centre, Danby

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fish, bird of prey, squirrel, lovely animal sculptures in wood

 

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otter chasing fishes

 

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deer and owl

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The Woolly Sheep Cafe and look out for the board advertising activities for children in the school holidays.

 

The main "Inspired by ... art gallery" room in the Moors Centre, Danby.

 

A pair of otters by the willow sculptor Emma Stothard.

 

The children's play area and various wood sculptures.

 

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Even if the weather is a bit damp there is lots for children by of exhibitions and play areas.


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The Danby Moors Centre "Inspired by ..." art gallery, many excellent exhibitions through the year.

 the "PAST and PRESENT" Art Exhibition

in the gallery of The Moors National Park Centre, Danby

from Sunday 12th February to Monday March 13th 2017

The exhibition is to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the "Inspired by ... Gallery" at Danby by many artists who are long standing friends of the gallery including William Tillyer, Len Tabner, Peter Hicks, John Freeman, Joe Cornish and glassmakers Gillies Jones and work by Norman Ackroyd CBE RA. Its a really good selection of paintings and other art and craft exhibits, well worth a visit and all free to view!

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An exhibition in 2017 by artists inspired by the ironstone and steel making industries in Cleveland and North Yorkshire including photographs by Ian Macdonald.

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Also in 2017, an exhibition at the Danby Moors Centre gallery including some wonderful animal images by the artist Maggie Moore


Work by the artist Jilly Ray from Sheffield

 

Boat paintings by the artist Martin Fowler

 

The "Big Crew" woodlock print and "Whitby Abbey" lino print by the artist Ian Burke Ian Burke

 

The beautiful horse 'portraits' by the artist Diane Todd


Examples of paintings in the "Dark Skies" exhibition in 2018 in the "Inspired by ..." Gallery in the Danby Moors Centre

The gallery is an excellent venue where the North York Moors National Park promotes, in particular, local artists.

Adrian Wright "Leaving Safe Waters" from the East Anglian Society of Marine Artists (see also John Shave below)

 

Beautiful watercolours by John Shave

Brown Hare at Dusk by Andy Broderick, photography by Joe Cornish

 

A 'montage' of work by Heather Burton inspired by local coastal scenery.

 

Examples of work by Robert Brindley

 

"Night Sky" by Peter M Hicks

 

 

Twilight!

 

"Dark Sky" by Peter M Hicks (acrylic on canvas)

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Examples of artworks - sculptures, prints & paintings from "Shoreside to Moorside", "Alongside" and "From Coast to Country"

Danby Lodge - Moors Centre - INSPIRED by Gallery Exhibitions 2018

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Dave Mercer and James McGairy (Staithes Sunrise)

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Anthony Cox and Pam Scott

 

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Sculpture by Anthony Cox

 

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Paintings by Heather Burton

 

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Linocut prints by Susie Devey

 

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More 2018 exhibited paintings in the "Inspired by ..." gallery

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"Moorland Nights" by Jane Dance, an excellent example of Piecing and Quilting.

 

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"Appleton Common, Entrance to a Wold" and "Cropton Forrest" acrylic paintings by John Creighton, inspired by the North York Moors.

The two works were exhibited in 2019 in the "Inspired by ... Gallery", North York Moors National Park Centre, Danby, North Yorkshire

 


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The Inspired by ... Art Gallery

The 'DARK SKIES EXHIBITION' from Saturday 10 February to Monday 16 April 2018

The Danby Moors Centre of the North York Moors National Park has a great track record of exhibitions, particularly local artists, several of whom are widely known nationally and internationally.

The Dark Skies Exhibition was a collection of outstanding works inspired by the dramatic skies of the North York Moors featuring the following artists:

Len Tabner, Joe Cornish, Peter Hicks, Beverley Ann Hicks, Ian MacDonald, Kane Cunningham, Jo Barry, Kate Lycett, Rebecca Vincent, Jill Ray, Heather Burton, John Creighton, Robert Brindley, Andrew Broderick, Mike Shaw, John Freeman, Emma Stothard, Patrick Smith, Adrian Wright, Peter Heaton, David Owen and some pieces from Leeds Fine Arts and East Anglian Marine Artists and inkylinky.

"Night Sky" by Peter M Hicks

 

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Exhibition by Leeds Fine Artists at the "Inspired by ... Gallery"

 

More local artist's works

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Paintings by Sue Atkinson: Sea Wall Saviours, Runswick Bay AND Busy Beach, Runswick bay

 

Inspired by ... Gallery, Keith Harris paintings Moors Centre, Danby Northern Yorkshire Dales by Keith Harris

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The work of Christina Simpson

 

Storm Clouds over Goathland by Chris Geal, oil on canvas painting, Inspired by ... Gallery, Danby Moors Centre 

"Storm Clouds over Goathland" by Chris Geal, oil on canvas painting, exhibited at the "Inspired by ... Gallery", Danby Moors Centre

 

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"Pull to the surface" and "Roseberry Topping", acrylic on canvas paintings by Bridget Wilkinson at the "Inspired by ... Gallery", Danby Moors Centre


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Some of the work of Debbie Loane, exhibited in 2019

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Debbie Loane, "Before Dark, Sandsend Beach" AND "Runswick"  (both mixed media on paper)

 

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Digital fractal image technique 'pictures' produced by Vienna Forrester from her "Our Land and Sea" showing collection at the "Inspired by .." gallery.

Digital fractal image technique pictures by Vienna Forrester from her Our Land and Sea collection


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Paintings from the "Landscapes of the Mind and Heart" exhibition in 2019

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A retrospective showing of the work of the artist Andrea Bailey in 2019

"A Life Through Art"

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Retrospective showing of work by Andrea Bailey - Inspired by Gallery Danby MMoors Centre

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Retrospective showing of work by Andrea Bailey - Inspired by Gallery Danby MMoors Centre

 

Paintings by Wendy Tate, Inspired by Gallery showing, Danby Moors Centre Art Gallery exhibition, North Yorkshire

Excellent paintings by Wendy Tate, Inspired by Gallery showing 2019, Danby Moors Centre Art Gallery exhibition, North Yorkshire

 

Until the Stars Come Out Exhibition (Feb-March 2020)

Left: Roseberry Topping by Night, Ashley Harvey (gouache on board)

Right: Redcar Iron Works and Twoods, Ashley Harvey (gouache on board)

 

High Bridestone and Rosedale Copse, Tony Galuidi (acrylic on board)

 

From the Buttertubs Road, Len Tabner (mixed media)

 

"The Power of the Sea" exhibition, Saltburn Study 2, Adrian Wright (oil on canvas)

 


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The Esk Valley Railway Line runs close to the grounds of the Danby Moors Centre, but the nearest station is Danby station itself, less than a mile walk away.

 

Danby Lodge, one of the North Yorkshire Moors National Park Centres

St Hilda's Church, Danby Dale

Wind me up and hear what I have to say about this area!

Danby Lodge, one of the North York Moors National Park Centres, has a good tearoom-cafe and plenty of space and woods for children to play in and a good picnic area too. There is much good walking in nearby Danby Dale .

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