NiddArt Trail complements “Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty” with panorama of Nidderdale art and craft

By Moonlight, by James Owen Thomas, at The Open Garage in Pateley Bridge

THIRTY-THREE venues are taking part in the 2022 NiddArt Trail, showcasing the diverse work of artists and makers up, down and around Nidderdale, from Knaresborough to Middlesmoor, until August 29.

In Lower Nidderdale, Shirley Hudson is exhibiting Breakfast Club Portraits of people and landscapes at St Paul and St Margaret Church, Nidd, from August 26 to 29, 10am to 4pm, except Sunday, 12 noon to 4pm.

Just Makers’ makers and artists can be found at Ripley Castle Courtyard, 10am to 4.30pm daily. Jeanne Mundy’s paintings and drawings in watercolour, acrylic, pen and pencil are on show at Hardgate Studio, Hardgate Farm, Bishop Thornton, 11am to 4pm daily until August 29, except Sunday, 2pm to 4pm.

Jane Carlisle Bellerby’s silk and mixed-media work and Anna Lilleengen’s photography will be shown at Elder Cottage, Lund Lane, Killinghall, on August 27, 11am to 4pm. Hampsthwaite Memorial Hall’s Sun Room, in Hollins Lane, Hampsthwaite, will exhibit oil, mixed-media and silk paintings, embroidery, jewellery, candles and crafts on August 28 from 11am to 4pm.

Head to 17, Stocks Lane, Darley, for Frances Payne’s prints, paper cuts and paintings, from August 26 to 28, 11am to 4pm. Alan Jordan is joined by others today (24/8/2022) for a show of photographs, watercolours, pencil drawings and collages at Darley Methodist Church, Main Street, Darley, from 10am to 2pm.

Summerbridge Methodist Church will play host to an arts and crafts exhibition with refreshments from August 26 to 29, 11am to 4pm, except Sunday, 12 noon to 4pm. Minerva’s Owl and friends will take over Broadbelt Hall, Glasshouses, to display glass, ceramics, paintings, prints and photographs from August 27 to 29, 10am to 5pm.

In Knaresborough, Art In The Mill, a converted flax mill on three floors in Green Dragon Yard, off Castlegate, exhibits paintings, prints, cards, sculptures and ceramics, 9.30am to 5pm, Tuedsay to Saturday; 11am to 4pm, Sundays.

Elf, digital art, by Luna Gosling at Summerbridge Methodist Church

Works by Sherry Doyal and Helena Coddington are on display at Tanacetum Studio, at 14 Kirkgate, until August 29, 11am to 4pm, daily. Head to Henshaws Arts & Crafts Centre, at 50 Bond End, for the work of differently abled artists and collaborative pieces, today until Friday and Bank Holiday Monday, 9am to 4pm.

In Pateley Bridge, paintings by Claire Baxter and crafts by local makers are on show at Claire Baxter Gallery, 31 High Street, until August 29, 10am to 4pm, weekdays; 10am to 5pm, Saturday; 11am to 4pm, Sunday.

Prints, maps and antique glass can be found at Artful Arts, at 12 High Street, 9.30am to 4.30pm, today to Saturday and Monday; 12 noon to 4.30pm, Sunday. Jack Albert & Gill 2’s art and craft gallery, at 4 Kings Court, features Nidderdale-made art, prints, ceramics, glass and wood crafts, 10.30am to 5pm, daily. Nidderdale Shades and others are exhibiting at Pateley Bridge & Bewerley Memorial Hall, in Park Road, tomorrow (25/8/2022) from 11am to 4pm.

Seek out contemporary handmade jewellery in titanium, precious metals and stones by Moxon and Simm at 1 King Street Workshops, 10am to 5pm, until August 29. Fiona Mazza focuses on the world of butterflies to form ceramic pieces with Raku and electric firing at 2 King Street Workshops from today to Sunday, 10am to 4pm.

Stone carver and sculptor Joseph Hayton makes sculptures in stone, clay and bronze, including figurative pieces of the human form, green man carvings and gothic architecture, at 3 King Street Workshops, on display today until Saturday, 9am to 5pm. Art and craftwork by children, inspired by the natural world, using natural materials, will be the centre of attention at Clay Paper Scissors, 6 King Street Workshops on Saturday and Sunday, 11am to 4pm.

James Owen Thomas will present collages, made from recycled materials, and mixed-media works in The Open Garage, at 21 Low Wath Road, on Saturday and Sunday, 11am to 4pm.

In Bewerley, William Thomas’s seasonal photographic panoramas of Nidderdale can be viewed at Bewerley Chapel, Village Street, Bewerley, from 9am to 7pm daily until August 29. Find original paintings, prints, cards and coasters of sheep, hares, birds and landscapes at Teresa Boast Studio, in Bewerley Gardens, from August 26 to 29, 10am to 4pm.

Three Fat Rascals, by Claire Baxter, at Claire Baxter Galllery, Pateley Bridge

Paintings and woodwork combine with a walk in ancient woodland, replete with an historic fishpond and restored icehouse, hosted by Peter Brambleby at Hexagon Study Barn, Fishponds Wood, Peat Lane, until August 29, from 5.30pm to 7.30pm on weekdays and 9am to 6pm this weekend.

In Upper Nidderdale, discover Sarah Garforth’s oil paintings and prints, inspired by trees, rivers, reservoirs and buildings, at Ramsgill Gallery & Studio, Ramsgill, from August 27 to 29, 11am to 4pm. Lofthouse Art Group will fill the Lofthouse Bandroom, in Lofthouse, with paintings and crafts on August 27 and 28, 10am to 4pm.

Take the Nidderdale Way farm track to the remote Well House Farm, at Stean, Lofthouse, to locate Karen Blacklock’s mixed-media works in oil and acrylic in her upstairs studio on August 27 to 29, 11am to 4pm. Middlesmoor Village Hall will serve up Middlesmoor Crafts craft work, tea, coffee and cakes on August 27 to 29, 11am to 3pm.

Around Nidderdale, arts and crafts by students who attend Horticap weekly sessions, are on show at Horticap, Otley Road, Beckwithshaw, until August 29, 9am to 5pm; Sunday, 10am to 4pm. Work by Nidderdale artists, craftwork and photography can be enjoyed with tea, coffee and home-made cakes at St Andrew’s Church, Church Hill, Blubberhouses, from August 27 to 29, 11am to 4pm.

On Dallowgill Moor, Jean and Richard Turner will be showcasing paintings and drawings of flowers, animals and landscapes at Greygarth Farm, Dallowgill, from August 27 to 29, 10am to 5pm.

South Park Pottery’s thrown and handmade decorated fired pots are on display and for sale in Galphay Road, Kirkby Malzeard, until August 29, 10.30am to 4.30pm.

On the north side of the River Skell, at the end of Low Mill Estate, in Ripon, find Linda Birkinshaw’s acrylic dream paintings, inspired by the landscape, at 3A Fisher Green, until August 29, 11am to 4pm.

To learn more about this year’s trail artists and to download the NiddArt Trail Live Guide, visit   

Sniff out Prowling Fox, by Ann Pease, at Kirkby Malzeard