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Olivia Hemingway

Olivia Hemingway / Events / Tue 28 May to Sun 03 Nov 2019 (5 months)

Yorkshire! Achievement, Grit and Controversy (feat. HRI Series)

Yorkshire! Achievement, Grit and Controversy (feat. HRI Series)

Art Exhibition at Beningbrough Hall Gallery and Gardens, National Trust - until 3rd November 2019

With 25 artworks on loan from the National Portrait Gallery, the Arts Council Collection, Olivia Hemingway – a photographic artist in Yorkshire – and York Art Gallery this is Beningbrough’s biggest and boldest exhibition yet. The fascinating display sits alongside narratives and interactives delving into the stories behind the people, their highs and their lows.

Influence and opinion

The people of Yorkshire are often thought of as being argumentative and somewhat stubborn, leading to a particular reputation. In the East Gallery of the Hall find artworks featuring familiar Yorkshire faces whose reputations often precede them. Arthur Scargill, Geoffrey Boycott, Guy Fawkes and Marco Pierre White are all well known for their determination to achieve and in doing so have gone against the grain.

God’s own county and artistic achievers

Yorkshire is well known as a creative powerhouse with its renowned art galleries, institutions and individual artists. Head to the impressive Saloon Gallery to find works by some of the twentieth century's most celebrated artistic achievers, hailing from and inspired by God’s own county. On display are sculptures by Barbara Hepworth and Henry Moore and paintings by Trevor Bell and Patrick Heron.

Recognise that voice?

Yorkshire phrases, dialects and accents are a distinct feature of the county. Step into the North Gallery to celebrate the voices of Yorkshire. Unmistakably Yorkshire, you’ll find Michael Parkinson and Alan Bennett alongside Ed Sheeran and Jarvis Cocker who have used their lyrics and music to express themselves.

Your Yorkshire favourites

After you’ve taken in the exhibition let us know who or what symbolises Yorkshire to you, were they featured? Are some of the stereotypes out of date in our modern county? Don’t miss the opportunity to share your thoughts with us when you visit using the interactive features.

Opening dates

The exhibition will be open over three rooms on the first floor of the hall on Tuesdays to Sundays from 5 March to 3 November 2019, 11.30am - 4pm. Last entry is at 3.30pm.

Open Bank Holiday Mondays and Mondays in June, July and August.

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Beningbrough Hall Gallery and Gardens

YO30 1DD


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