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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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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…Find out more »
Mel Davies exhibits new work alongside Emma White of the Jewellery Makers. Private view Friday 2nd November 6-9pm. All welcome. Exhibition continues until 23rd December Free to attend.Find out more »
Spend a weekend in the Spinning Mill Studios with artist Laney Birkhead for an intro to Collagraph! November 10th and 11th 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…Find out more »
In this workshop Nicky from Done Up north will take you through the technique for painting furniture with a contemporary smooth finish, as well as creating decorative, geometric patterns using masking tape. 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 are planning to…Find out more »
Spend a Saturday in the Spinning Mill Studios with printmaker Laney Birkhead for a taster to Litho printing! Innovative fun workshop using ingredients from your kitchen cupboard to etch and print a plate with. Produce hand drawn images using unique printmaking recipes and create a series of Winter /Xmas themed mini prints to take home. Materials fee £5 All workshops have a small group size with a maximum of 8 people ensuring lots of time and attention all round. This…Find out more »
On Saturday 1st December historic Sunny Bank Mills will host a Christmas Art and Makers Market in the atmospheric former Old Woollen. Over 40 regional artists and makers will be showcasing original work; designed and lovingly made by hand. Expect carol singing, mulled wine, cider, tea, coffee and homemade mince pies and Christmas cake at the pop up Arctic Café. Exhibitors include jewellery designers, fine and mixed media artists, ceramicists, textile and paper based products together with gifts, glass makers,…Find out more »
Come and join us for a festive fun workshop decorating baubles in perfect time to decorate your Christmas tree! We’ll provide you with all the materials to paint, decoupage or stencil up to 6 wooden cut out bauble shapes to take home with you – and threads ready to hang them up. Nicky will show you how to prep each one ready to work on and how to apply a masking tape design, how to apply decorative paper or how…Find out more »
The Introduction to furniture painting evening workshop on Saturday 8th December takes on a Christmas twist! You will still learn the same furniture painting techniques and how to create masking tape designs along with Nicky but we’ll also have a great range of seasonal colours and all the metallics and a load of festive stencils (including letters) so if you wish you can create a customised wooden Christmas box for yourself or someone special! You might prefer to bring a…Find out more »
Three weekly workshops covering Shibori Stitched techniques and folding/pleating, dying with Indigo and English Paper Piecing (hexagons). You will design and make your own Table Runner whilst learning new skills. If you have any vintage linens you would like to add please bring them to the workshops. PLEASE NOTE THE DATES – 8th, 15th, 22nd February for these workshops. 2pm-4.30pm Tea & Coffee provided – Workshops held in the Spinning Mill Studios Tutor CarolAnn Allan: CarolAnn is a Textile Artist and…Find out more »
Spend 4 Saturdays in the inspirational Spinning Mill Studios with artist Laney Birkhead for this short course intro to collagraph. 11-3pm 9th, 16th, 23rd, and 30th March 2019 £160 + Materials £15 Gluing and Sticking Therapy at its best using cheap household materials to invent wonderful touchy feely printing plates Up-cycle and pre-purpose a range of textures and surfaces you would otherwise throw away and get pretty messy in the process. Mix, wipe and blend lush colourful inks – print…Find out more »