An exhibition of original pieces by twenty artists from the Newton-on-Ouse Art Group has been on display in Beningbrough's Hayloft Room this month. Tomorrow will be the exhibition's final weekend - and if you haven't got a present sorted for a special person yet, how about some original local art, or maybe a print? Come and have a browse!
The exhibition celebrates 50 years since the group began, by bringing together a selection of works by current members in various media from watercolour to felt and embroidery.
The artists have been inspired by a variety of subjects. The village and its surroundings have inspired some, such as Betty Hines with her watercolour paintings Driveway to Highfield, Shipton and the scenic All Saints Church from the viewing point of Fisher’s End. Beningbrough Hall and parts of the estate feature in some paintings, and Georgina Bean has chosen York as her subject, in colourful pen and wash.
Unsurprisingly, the beauty of the Yorkshire Dales and Moors is well represented, such as in the striking vinyl and drypoint engravings by John Dawick. There are also images of flora and fauna, with Judith Hartup contributing intricately detailed watercolour paintings on velum, such as Tansy Beetles shown in all their iridescent glory on the tansy plant. Other artists have been inspired by more abstract subjects, and scenes further from home.
Beningbrough is open weekends throughout winter, 11am – 3.30pm. The exhibition is free but normal admission charges to the property apply or free entry to National Trust members.