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Exhibitions 2023

It has been an exciting year as Number 6 has hosted several wonderful exhibitions!

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Heather Foster

Exhibition and Auction of the Work of Heather Foster

Sunday 28th and Monday 29th May


Heather passed away in April 2022, and her family say that they “would like to ensure that her much loved works will find a home on walls where they will be appreciated for generations to come”.


Heather trained at Camberwell School of Art in the 1950s, and taught for many years at Harrogate Art School and Harrogate College of Arts and Technology. She exhibited nationally, at London galleries including The Mall Gallery, Bankside Gallery  and the Royal Academy, as well as showing locally at galleries including The Mercer, Harrogate. She sought her inspiration from nature, often depicting landscapes and the natural world. Her main mediums were drawing and printmaking, in particular etchings and in more recent years iPad prints.


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Gill Kirk

Saturday 2nd to Sunday 11th June

North Yorkshire Open Studios

Gill is inspired by Nidderdale, the Yorkshire Dales landscapes and the flora and fauna within it. She likes to experiment and combine various paint and print techniques, often working with central motifs to create one-off pieces.

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Botanical and Beyond

Friday 19th to Sunday 21st August

Nidd Art Trail

Having met at the number6 Studio Gallery 10 years ago whilst studying Botanical Drawing with Imogen Collins-Thomas, this group continue to meet and create within the social, supportive and friendly environment that they have created.


Their work is wide ranging from Botanical illustration, through expressive landscape painting, print, mixed media and collage to stitch and 3 dimensional projects. Working across diverse styles from precise figurative renditions which contrast with more abstract interpretations, from sketchbooks to artwork, they share their mutual interest and are excited to share their work with you again this year!

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Drawing Out Nature

Thursday 24th to Monday 28th August

Nidd Art Trail

This exhibition will showcase the work of two artists Carol Sowden (Harrogate based) and Paula Hickey (Leeds based), made in response to their experiences of and within landscape.


Referencing themes of ephemerality and transformation and inspired by dynamic processes observed within nature. Material play lies at the heart of both artists practice, evident in their experimental use of materials and processes.

Featuring a variety of work, much has originated directly from collaborative time spent within the Nidderdale landscape. Primarily amongst the waterways of the river Nidd and environs of Pateley Bridge.

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