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 email@example.com 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 »
Young Masters Visual Art School Regular Painting, Drawing & Sculpture Classes for Children at Sunny Bank Mills Saturdays at 9.30-11am or 11.30-1pm in the Spinning Mill Studios! Drop in or book a term. Term Dates: • 15 September 11:30-13:00 (art project started) • 22 September 11:30-13:00 (art project finished) • 29 September 9:30-11:00 and 11:30-13:00 (new project starts) • 6 October 9:30-11:00 and 11:30-13:00 • 13 October 9:30-11:00 and 11:30-13:00 • 20 October 9:30-11:00 and 11:30-13:00 • 10 November 9:30-11:00…Find out more »
PLEASE NOTE: This event is specifically aimed at people with hearing loss, there will be a BSL interpreter present at this event. Do you want to improve your drawing skills? Join us in the gallery on Thursday 11th October 7-9pm to spend a relaxing evening drawing with artist Kim Coley. Free to attend but please book a place here: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/life-class-live-with-bsl-interpreter-tickets-47809469410 Funded by Leeds InspiredFind out more »
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 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…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 »