EXHIBITIONS ARCHIVE

Previous Exhibitions at the Old Parcels Office

Exhibitions Archive

Material Truths

Material Truths

Material Truths – Sculpture Exhibition
23rd March – 21st April.
Thurs – Sun
11am – 4pm
Admission Free

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OPO Open 2024

OPO Open 2024

OPO Open 2024 80 works from across the UK.
10th Feb – 10th March
Thurs – Sun
11am – 4pm
Admission Free

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PRIDE + JOY 23rd Sept – 8th Oct

PRIDE + JOY 23rd Sept – 8th Oct

Curated by Tom Coates ‘Pride and Joy‘ celebrates the creativity of LGBTQIA+ artists from, or working in the North.

Exhibition Saturday 23rd Sept – 8th Oct
Open Thurs – Sunday 11am – 4pm
Admission Free

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OBSESSIONS 21st Oct – 5th Nov

OBSESSIONS 21st Oct – 5th Nov

Work by fifteen Northern artists who have dedicated their lives to their art. Curated by the artist and Old Parcels Office Trustee Rob Moore.

21st Oct – 5th Nov
Gallery Open: Thur – Sun 11am-4pm.
Admission Free

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PRIZED 11th – 26th Nov

PRIZED 11th – 26th Nov

Work by 7 artists selected from Open Artspace 2023 held earlier in the year.

Saturday 11th – Sunday 26th November.
Gallery Open: Thur – Sun 11am-4pm
All ages Admission Free

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Memory – truth & fable 11th – 26th Nov

Memory – truth & fable 11th – 26th Nov

Exhibiting together for the first time, the resident studio artists at the Old Parcels Office respond to the theme “Memory – truth & fable”, in an exhibition that showcases the wide range of art practices housed under the OPO roof. From ceramics, drawing, painting, textiles, photographic based work and installation, each artist has responded to the theme in their own unique style, with a mix of recent and newly created work.

Saturday 11th – Sunday 26th November.
Gallery Open: Thur – Sun 11am-4pm
All ages Admission Free

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When The Entertainers Came To Town – Heritage Exhibition 8th – 17th Sept

When The Entertainers Came To Town – Heritage Exhibition 8th – 17th Sept

‘When The Entertainers Came To Town’ celebrates the history of entertainment in Scarborough. Display panels featuring maps, postcards, and memorabilia chart the growth of music halls, dance halls, theatres and cinemas  following the towns rapid expansion as a holiday destination following the arrival of the railway.

Heritage Open Days Exhibition

Friday 8th – Sunday 17th Sept 2023.
Gallery Open: Thur – Sun 11am-4pm.
Admission Free

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Surreal Symphony – Workshops & Exhibition

Surreal Symphony – Workshops & Exhibition

Surreal Symphony: Masks, Music, and Meaning is a collective art project
that invites individuals of all ages and backgrounds to explore our innate
need for narratives.

Drop-in Workshops 10am – 3pm
26th, 27th, 28th July and 2nd, 3rd, and 4th August

Exhibition Saturday 12th – Sunday 27th August.
Open Thurs – Sunday 11am – 4pm
Admission Free

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Leeds Fine Artists 8th – 23rd July

Leeds Fine Artists 8th – 23rd July

In July the Old Parcels Office is hosting a group exhibition by Leeds Fine Artists. The group was first established in 1874, which makes it one of the oldest regional arts bodies in the UK. It now attracts artists from across Yorkshire.

Saturday 8th – Sunday 23rd July.
Open Thurs – Sunday
11am – 4pm

Admission Free

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Soul of Fire Jade de Montserrat 27 May to 11 June

Soul of Fire Jade de Montserrat 27 May to 11 June

Soul of Fire comprises a film trilogy that explores the materiality and politics of charcoal as a vehicle for considering the intersections of race, climate change, landscapes, and history. Saturday 27th May – Sunday 11th June 2023. Gallery Open: Thur – Sun 11am-4pm. Admission Free
Videos contain nudity

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S6F Creatives Exhibition 16th – 18th June

S6F Creatives Exhibition 16th – 18th June

The Old Parcels Office is delighted to be hosting Scarborough Sixth Form College Creatives end of year show. This is a unique chance to see the amazing work by Scarboroughs next generation of artists and creatives.
Friday 16th to Sunday 18th June . Open 11am – 4pm
Admission Free

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The London Group 1 to 30 April

The London Group 1 to 30 April

Exhibition by London contemporary artists’ collective at the Parcels Office. The London Group is an artists’ collective practicing in all disciplines, from painting and sculpture to moving image, digital and performance. Old Parcels Office Artspace. Saturday 1st April– Sunday 30th April 2023. Gallery Open: Thur – Sun 11am-4pm. All ages. Admission Free

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Open Artspace 2023 11 Feb – 12 March

Open Artspace 2023 11 Feb – 12 March

Open Artspace 2023. Saturday 11 February – 12 March 2023. Thur-Sun 11-4pm Admission Free. Contemporary art open exhibition featuring over 80 works by emergent and establish artists from North Yorkshire and the UK.

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PRIZED 12-27 Nov

PRIZED 12-27 Nov

Prized – features work by six early-career artists selected from Open Artspace 2022, the first open exhibition held at the Old Parcels Office. The selected artists are: Marc Appleton, Christy Burdock, Wendy Galloway, Ellie Hawkes, Zack Thorne, Anna Turner. Old Parcels Office Artspace. Saturday 12th – Sunday 27th Nov 2022 Gallery Open: Thur – Sun 11am-4pm All ages Admission Free

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Chaos Sat 1st – Sun 30th Oct

Chaos Sat 1st – Sun 30th Oct

A solo exhibition by sculptor Paul Bonomini including a new work, ‘Chaos’ which will be suspended like a cloud in the roof space of the OPO. 1st-30th Oct. Thur-Sun 11-4. Admission Free.

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Scendings 28th-30th Oct

Scendings 28th-30th Oct

Scendings: Recent works 2019 -2022. An exhibition of paintings and prints by Nick Paden. Fri 28th – Sun 30th Oct 2022. All Welcome Admission Free.

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When the Railway Came to Town 8-18 Sept

When the Railway Came to Town 8-18 Sept

When the Railway Came to Town celebrates the growth of Scarborough as seaside resort from the arrival of the first steam trains in 1845 to 1945 through a collection of historical maps, postcards, memorabilia and selected pieces of contemporary art. This exhibition coincides with National Heritage week. 8th – 18th September. Admission Free

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Human Machines 6-28 Aug 2022

Human Machines 6-28 Aug 2022

Human Machines by Johnny White and Amanda Wray comprises of seven large scale freestanding artworks inspired by the common experiences and feelings, and pivotal moments in life, which affect us all as humans. Saturday 6th – Sunday 28th August 2022. Gallery Open: Thur – Sun 11am-4pm. All ages. Admission Free

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Surroundings 2-17 July 2022

Surroundings 2-17 July 2022

Surroundings 2-17 July 2022. Works by nine artists reflecting a diverse range of places, from the raw urban to the romantic landscape. Each artist offers something intriguing about their concerns, observations and practice. Featuring; Jake Attree, Andy Black
Gordon Dalton, Alice Fox, David Fulford
Debbie Loane, Jonathan Newdick
Narbi Price, Judith Tucker

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ARTS6F Private View 17 June 2022

ARTS6F Private View 17 June 2022

Private view of the completed works of A Level Art, Graphics, Textile, BTEC Fashion & Foundation Art, Design and Media students. Come and join us to celebrate and admire the hard work our students have put in during their time at college. Refreshments will be available.

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Open Artspace Exhibition

Open Artspace Exhibition

Open Artspace Exhibition – The first Open exhibition at Old parcels Office Artspace, Scarborough, North Yorkshire. Exhibition continues 12th March to 24th April 2022.

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Material Matters

Material Matters

Material Matters: Painting & Ceramics by Katie Braida, Ilona Sulikova, Christopher Tansey, Jenny Morten. February 12th – 27th 2022

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Red Dress Green Door 15 – 30 Jan

Red Dress Green Door 15 – 30 Jan

Yorkshire photographers Nigel Walker and Paul Elsam create a dialogue about photography and narrative through the contrasting images of their work. 15-30 Jan 2022 Thur-Sun 11am-4pm

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Grue 4-21 Dec

Grue 4-21 Dec

Grue; A new magical alternative Christmas adventure is coming to the Old Parcels Office in Scarborough this December.

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