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nidderdale visual arts AGM

The AGM of nidderdale visual arts will be held on Tuesday 15th May at number 6 starting at 6.45 pm.  We have a period of change coming up and it would be very good if our many friends and supporters could attend so that we can hear your views about the future.

Event postponed

Due to the weather, Fishpond Wood has become unsuitable for the planned family event on Sunday 18th March, which has been rescheduled to May 13th. You can find full details here.

Our next exhibition – Sarah Garforth’s “Walking the Landscape”

As part of a year long residency local artist Sarah Garforth has been running workshops and producing her own new work based on the theme of Walking the Landscape. Her exciting new exhibition will be at number 6 from 23rd to 29th October with a preview on Sunday 22nd from 6 tp 9 pm.  You can find out more here.

Don’t miss our latest exhibition

Dissolution, an exhibition of work by local sculptor Joseph Hayton is showing at number 6 until 15th July. Joseph’s work has a local connection and is both beautiful and stimulating. You can get a flavour of it by watching a short video by local photographer Paul Harris  - just click this link

nidderdale visual arts AGM

We would like to extend an invitation to all those interested to attend our AGM on Thursday 22nd June at 6 pm at number 6 studio gallery. You can access the agenda for the meeting by clicking AGM agenda 2017

nva will experience major changes in 2018 with the retirement of Biddy Noakes and the ending of several of the current projects, and the Trustees are exploring possible options for future operations. The meeting will include an opportunity for everyone to contribute to this discussion and we would welcome opinion from supporters, users of our services and members of the community.

Try your hand at stone carving

As part of the new exhibition by Joseph Hayton at number 6 you can join in the carving of a community piece of work even if you have never tried this before. The poster below gives full details of dates and how you can join in.  You can find out more about Joseph’s exhibition by clicking here.



New programme of short summer courses

Following our successful programme of one day summer courses in 2016, we are now formalising the arrangements for a new series of courses between 14th and 21st August 2017. We will be including workshops on print making, papercutting, watercolour painting, ceramics and jewellery making.  If you would like information about the courses (or if you would like to suggest a subject we might consider including in the programme,) please email us at and we will send you details as soon as they are finalised.

Silk art course starting in January

Jane Carlisle Bellarby will be teaching a new silk art class on Sunday afternoons starting 8th January and full details are available here. For further information or to enrol email

Under our Feet; photographic competition

nva is running a photographic competition as part of the Under our Feet project based on the geology of Upper Nidderdale. There are two classes of entry for 11 to 16 year olds and over 16 year olds, and submitted images will be shown at a two day exhibition on October 27 and 28th at number 6 studio.  You can access the flyer for the competition here. Photography competition

Under our Feet; a programme of events

As part of the Upper Nidderdale Landscape Partnership, nva is delivering “Under our Feet”, a year long project based on the geology of Upper Nidderdale with stone carver Joseph Hayton as artist in residence. You can access a flyer advertising the events here. under our feet programme

Major new project – applications invited from artists with Nidderdale connections

nva is seeking to appoint a free-lance artist for year 3 of a four year programme of residencies as part of the Upper Nidderdale Landscape Partnership Programme. We are looking for someone with Nidderdale connections able to work with us during the next year to develop their own work, based on the theme of “Walking through the landscape”, and to organise and run linked community events.

The closing date for applications is 15th November and you can find the advertisement here. Advert. Artist in Res. Yr 3

The brief for the residency can be viewed here. Artist’s Brief Yr 3