Exhibitions at the Old Parcels Office ArtSpace

people creating artwork


21st Oct – 5th November

Curated by the artist and Old Parcels Office Trustee Rob Moore, ‘Obsessions’ brings together work by fifteen Northern artists who have dedicated their lives to their art.

With art practices ranging across painting, printmaking, ceramics, sculpture. textiles and film, what unites all the artists is an almost compulsive need to be in their studio making new work. Whether their work is abstract, figurative, romantic or challenging, this zealous application to an art practice has resulted in each of them developing their own, very distinctive style of work.

Kerry Baldry – an artist, filmmaker and independent curator based in Snowdonia, North Wales
Helen Birmingham – a mixed-media and textile artist who runs Untangled Threads from her studio in Scarborough.
Katie Braida – a ceramicist based in Scarborough.
Kane Cunningham – a plein-air landscape painter based in Scarborough who favours working in extreme remote locations.
Gordon Dalton – a painter based in Saltburn whose work was selected for this years Royal Academy Summer Exhibition.
Clive Head – an internationally renowned painter based in the small village of Gristhorpe near Filey
Adele Howitt – based at Studio 11 in Hull, working with clay to create large scale works.
Neil Moore – a figurative painter.
Rob Moore – a painter based in Scarborough, formerly Dean at Hull School of Art and Design
Jim Orme – was an abstract painter who explored a variety of styles during his lifetime.
Chris Tansey – an abstract painter based in Hull
Wendy Tate – a painter and printmaker based in a village just outside Scarborough.
Lindsey Tyson – painter based in Scarborough.
Shirley Vauvelle – ceramicist and painter based near Filey
Christopher Wood – a landscape painter.

With so many brilliant artists working in the North Rob Moore had quite a challenge to restrict his choice down to just 15. His final selection includes work by artists based in Scarborough, Saltburn, Hull, Leeds and North Wales and gives a flavour of the diverse, high-quality artwork being made in the region.

Whilst starting to plan the exhibition back in March his longtime friend and artist Jim Orme died unexpectedly and so we are  pleased that Jims family have kindly allowed some of his work to be included in the show.

The exhibition opens on Saturday 21stOctober.

On the afternoon of Sunday 29th October, the artists Clive Head and Christopher Wood will deliver talks about their work and practice. Tickets for event will be available shortly.

This exhibition has been made possible with the generous support of Yorkshire Coast BID.

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