An Easter feast for the eyes at West Burton village hall

Staithes by Steve Hills

By Betsy Everett

West Burton village hall, with its tall windows letting the light stream through to enhance its bold, modern decor, will once again be the venue for an Easter exhibition of work by Dales artists.

The West Burton art group was formed 15 years ago, and although members have enjoyed occasional forays to other exhibition spaces over the years for its regular Easter show, it seems now to have settled on its home ground.

West Burton village hall

It would be hard to imagine a better setting: the hall nestles comfortably alongside the extensive village green, in one of few villages with no through road and consequently very little traffic, but plenty of space to park. It not only provides the exhibition space for the 40 or so works of art that will be on sale or just to view, but is also the working area for the group which meets every Wednesday morning throughout the year. The story continues after the adverts. . .

There is no formal tuition, but plenty of sharing and support among the artists who range from dabbling amateur to professional. The variety of work is always stunning and this year is no exception: from mountain hares to imagined landscapes, Robin Hood’s Bay to Venice, golden beeches above Redmire Falls to tiny boats at Staithes, it is, as ever, an Easter feast.

The exhibition at West Burton village hall is on Sunday and Monday, April 16 and 17, from 10am-4pm. Admission is free, with tea and biscuits, artists’ original work for sale and donations invited for a chosen charity.

After Vincent V Gogh by Jonathan Woolley
Mountain Hares Racing by Dinah Francis
Trees in a landscape by Chris Fogg
Grand Canal by Jonathan Woolley


Autumn beeches above Redmire Falls by Dinah Francis
Landscape by Pat Whitehead