Events

The creative hub of Sunny Bank Mills is the Gallery running events, demonstrations and workshops alongside its exhibitions.

The Gallery is one of a small number of mill spaces that is available to hire for small private events, parties and workshops. Please contact arts@sunnybankmills.co.uk for more information.

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July 2018

Wednesday Night Life

28th July 2018 @ 10:00 am - 26th August 2018 @ 3:00 pm
Sunny Bank Mills Gallery,
Sunny Bank Mills , Farsley, Leeds, LS28 5UJ United Kingdom

Our Wednesday Night regular life class exhibit their work in the gallery. Life Class Live sessions will take place 1-3pm on Saturday 28th July and Sunday 29th August for you to get involved and have a go. Supported by funding from Leeds Inspired.  

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August 2018

Life Class Live with BSL Interpreter (August)

26th August 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sunny Bank Mills Gallery,
Sunny Bank Mills , Farsley, Leeds, LS28 5UJ United Kingdom

Have you ever wanted to have a go at life drawing? As part of our next exhibition, Wednesday Night Life, which features the work of our regular life drawing class, we will be hosting a Life Class Live event in the gallery! On Saturday 28th July to celebrate the launch of Wednesday Night life, join us from 1-3pm to have a go at life drawing. Model will be semi-clothed (tastefully draped!) all materials are provided and everyone is welcome to…

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September 2018

Forms Assembled in the Light: The KPP Prize for Art, Architecture and Design

1st September 2018 @ 10:00 am - 28th October 2018 @ 3:00 pm
Sunny Bank Mills Gallery,
Sunny Bank Mills , Farsley, Leeds, LS28 5UJ United Kingdom

The KPP Prize for Art Architecture and Design will take place in the gallery throughout September and October and is an open call exhibition responding to the theme of Architecture. Sponsored by KPP Architects, there will be a prize of £1000 for work that best fits the brief. KPP Architects was established in Leeds, West Yorkshire in 1969, and since its formation the Practice has delivered a substantial number of high quality buildings throughout the UK, including the regeneration and…

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£55

Fashion Illustration Course

6th September 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 20th September 2018 @ 9:00 pm
Spinning Mill Studios

Thursday Evenings 6/13/20th Sep 2018 7pm-9pm £55 Three week course to create and develop skills in transforming and illustrating the human form in a fashion/textiles context. Join us on this three week course (set over consecutive Thursday evenings) to learn how to develop your skills in fashion illustration taught by textile designer and lecturer Faye Hall. Fashion illustration is a different angle of drawing the human form, with more of a focus on creating interesting shapes, using colour and pattern,…

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Heritage Open Days 2018

7th September 2018 @ 10:00 am - 9th September 2018 @ 4:00 pm
Sunny Bank Mills,
83-85 Town Street , Farsley, Pudsey, LS28 5UJ United Kingdom

New displays and discoveries in the Archive, on going investigations into Mill Life in Farsley during WW1. Part of our Heritage Lotter Funded project Threads of War. Archive timetable: Friday 7th September 10-4pm. Mill Tours 11am, 12pm and 2pm. Meeting in the yard Saturday 8th September 10-4pm. Mill Tours 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm. Meeting in the yard Sunday 9th September 10-4pm.Mill Tours 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm. Meeting in the yard   Also taking place at the…

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£2

Leeds Vintage Furniture and Home Fair

8th September 2018 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Sunny Bank Mills,
83-85 Town Street , Farsley, Pudsey, LS28 5UJ United Kingdom

Back by popular demand, but within The Old Woollen, a different space at Sunny Bank Mills. Built in 1829, The Old Woollen has been disused since the middle of the 20th Century. The Fair will feature 25 stalls of original vintage, devoted to the home, all set within an industrial space. True vintage finds from mid-Century to industrial, rustic to reclaimed, brocante finds to Art Deco. Furniture, lighting, textiles, art work, ceramics and more….everything you need for a stylish, individual,…

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£49

Done up North: Intro to Furniture Painting

15th September 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Spinning Mill Studios

In this workshop Nicky from Done up North will take you through the process of painting furniture with a contemporary smooth finish, as well as techniques for creating decorative, geometric patterns in her distinctive style. This is a hands on workshop and you can either bring along a small piece of your own furniture to work on or we will provide you with a lovely large wooden box to paint and customise, which is yours to keep afterwards. (If you…

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£80

Still Life Painting Course

18th September 2018 @ 10:00 am - 9th October 2018 @ 1:00 pm
Spinning Mill Studios

Tuesdays: September 18th, 25th, October 2nd and 9th – 10-1pm A 4-week Still Life course for Beginners and Improvers, led by artist Kim Coley The course will help you to develop techniques, concepts and practices using drawing, painting and multi media. Each week will consist of a series of practical exercises with individual tutoring, group discussion and reflections.   Week One The mimetic approach. Considering how different artists throughout the world have approached the subject of still life, past and…

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£35

Done up North: Paint your kitchen beautiful with Fusion Mineral Paint

22nd September 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Spinning Mill Studios

If you are looking to give your kitchen a whole new look then this is the workshop for you. Simply bring along a cabinet door from your kitchen and learn how to prep & prime and then paint with a perfect smooth finish using Fusion Mineral Paint. We’ll have a large selection of the most popular shades for kitchen makeovers with us on the day so you can try before you buy and get an idea of what you like…

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November 2018
£95

By Gum: Intro to Collagraph Printmaking

10th November 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11th November 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Spinning Mill Studios

Spend two Saturdays in the Spinning Mill Studios with artist Laney Birkhead for an intro to Collagraph! November 10th and 17th 10-5pm Introduction to the amazing world of collagraph printmaking using card plates stencils and glues to create printing plates, which can be inked up in multiple ways. Create a range of colourful textured prints from simple materials and learn to ink up using intaglio methods and print on specialist papers. Materials charge £7.50 Refreshments provided. Book here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/by-gum-intro-to-collagraph-cut-card-printmaking-tickets-47257587717 You can…

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