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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Please submit your work to be considered for the Sunny Bank Mills Christmas Market on Saturday 1st December! We are looking for lots of lovely artists and makers for our Art and Makers Christmas Market on Saturday 1st December. The market will be held inside within our lovely, old gallery and event spaces alongside our current exhibitions. Artists, designers, makers, jewellers, glass, furniture, textiles, print, and more… Each stallholder will be provided with a table and chair. Stalls are £40…Find out more »
What does it mean to be from the North, – or indeed from any place – in today’s globalised world? Where the’s muck is the’ still brass? Do we tolerate less bullsh*t than others? Has the St George’s Cross become a symbol of racism? Is making do and mending consigned to the history books? Where’s the line between being proud of where we’re from and making others feel excluded? Do you want gravy on your chips? …Or curry sauce? These…Find out more »
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.Find out more »
Have a go at life drawing at one of our Life Class Live events as part of our exhibition; Wednesday Night Life! 1-3pm Saturday 28th July. Materials provided. Just turn up!Find out more »
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…Find out more »
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. Artists TBA. 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…Find out more »
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,…Find out more »
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…Find 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 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…Find out more »
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…Find out more »