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.
Upcoming Events › Events
Join us to celebrate the opening night of Every Picture Tells a Story on Friday 2nd November 6-9pm. The show will mark the 50th exhibition in the Sunny Bank Mills Gallery and continues until 6th January 2019. Every Picture Tells a Story features a new body of work by the talented painter Mel Davies and Jewellery Maker, Emma White, and promises to be a fascinating collaboration from these great storytellers. Although working in two vastly different mediums each artist is…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 »
An exhibition exploring contemporary ceramics. With work by Siamak Foroutan, Eugene Chung, Eric Moss, Jo Lee, Adele Howitt, Alison Proctor, Colin Jowitt, Ben Arnup and Penny Hayes.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 »
Rose and Brown return for the Leeds Vintage Furniture and Home Fair in February 2019.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 »