Contemporary art exhibition opens at Kiplin Hall

Kiplin Hall, near Scorton.

An exhibition of painting, printmaking, and ceramics by contemporary fine artists opens at Kiplin Hall and Gardens, between Richmond and Northallerton, this September.

The exhibition, No Bordersis a group exhibition showcasing works by artists from across the UK; most notably the celebrated Yorkshire born landscape artist, Norman Ackroyd.

Exhibiting artists have been selected for their works embodying the sense of exploration and endeavour intrinsic to the past inhabitants of Kiplin.

Curator Sarah Mayhew Craddock said: “As is evident from the fine and applied art collection that surrounds the visitor at Kiplin, many of the past inhabitants of Kiplin Hall have been keen art lovers and collectors of work by contemporary artists of their various periods.

“This exhibition continues the Kiplin tradition of combining the work of creatives from various centuries through to the present day. In the spirit of personal endeavour, existing without boundaries, and voyaging over land and sea, the concept for No Borders will bring new life to the works already on display, creating contrast and conversation between them.”

She added: “Works range from fine art painting, printmaking, ceramics, and small-scale sculpture. Wall-hung, and sculptural works will be displayed throughout the Hall, and the majority of art works will be available to buy.

“We’ve received some very positive feedback from visitors that have seen us installing the works, many of whom said they were excited to return to see the entire exhibition up, which was lovely to hear.”

Normal Ackroyd’s ‘Study of Sun and Rain, Skellig’. Ackroyd was elected a Royal Academician in 1991, and made Senior Fellow, Royal College of Art in 2000.

Many of the artists exhibiting in No Borders are represented by Zillah Bell Gallery in Thirsk.

Lucy Campbell, co-gallery manager, said: We were pleased that this exhibiting opportunity arose at Kiplin Hall.

“No Borders enables the display of contemporary artworks outside of the gallery setting, and in a more domestic environment.”

No Borders runs from Saturday 14th September to Wednesday 30 October aKiplin Hall and Gardens and is included in normal admission.

Many of the artworks from the exhibition will be available to purchase, with a percentage of the sales supporting the work of Kiplin Hall, and the exhibiting artists.