Yorkshire landscapes celebrated at Cannon Hall Museum

Yorkshire’s stunning landscapes are being celebrated in Cannon Hall Museums' latest exhibition ‘Landscape! Textiles, Painting, Printing

Opening on Saturday, 11 February, following the Museums' short winter closure, the display showcases three very different practices by local artists. Included in the work are textiles, printmaking, and watercolours by artists Pippa Ashworth, Nikki Parmenter & Lucy Pimpernel Wood, who were inspired to create the work by the parkland and gardens of Cannon Hall and by the natural environment.

Stunning landscapes and the beauty of nature, which can be found in abundance in Cannon Hall’s parklands, are all represented in beautifully created artworks. 

The exhibition is just one element of a pilot programme  from the Artisan North Project, a collaboration between the Barnsley Museums curatorial and learning team and the Wentworth Castle Gardens Partnership. 

Artisan North Project aims to support local artists in their practice and offer high-quality, adult only, skills building courses. 

Other elements which make up the Artisan North Project programme are range of workshops are taking place as part of the exhibition and includes textile, painting, and drawing workshops.

Councillor Robert Frost, Cabinet Spokesperson for Regeneration and Culture, said: “Cannon Hall Museum, Park and Gardens is a magical place, its beauty, and landscapes are second to none. The work the artists have created is inspired by this magnificent place and it's wonderful that it has been captured in this way. Projects such as Artisan North are just one of the ways Barnsley Museums and Wentworth Castle Gardens support local artists and highlight the importance of culture in our communities.”