The Calder Gallery is Hebden Bridge's premier art gallery covering all aspects of contemporary art from sketches to sculpture, paintings to prints. Come and visit the gallery in West Yorkshire's 'creative valley' at the following times:

Opening Times
Wednesday 10am-5.30pm
Thursday 10am-5.30pm
Friday 10am-5.30pm
Saturday 10am-5.30pm
Sunday 11am-5pm
Bank hol. 11am-5pm
Featured artists
Jenny Allinson
Printmaker - Phil Withersby
John  Prescott
Phil Withersby

  NEWS

  GALLERY NOW CLOSED  10/01/2017

 Just a reminder that the gallery is now closed although this site will remain active for the time being. All enquiries about work by Phil Withersby, John Prescott and Jenny Allinson should be made through info@caldergallery.co.uk or 01422 843832.

GALLERY NOW CLOSED

  Retirement beckons...  20/11/2016

 As many of you will already know, Sue and Phil have made the decision to retire before Christmas and consequently we will be closing the gallery for the last time after the close of business on Sunday 18th December. We have been dealing with a lot of stress, not only as a result of flooding, but with life in general and when our potential buyer for the business dropped out at a late stage we decided that uncertainty was a poor way to run a business. We are intending to make this a positive move for us, as in very real terms this gallery has been our baby and we have loved every minute of it, despite the various traumas we have suffered (something else that is like having a baby!) and we are approaching retirement in a very forward looking frame of mind. As already said, we have yet to sell the gallery and although circumstances are not great right at this moment we don’t feel that we are being forced out, and we are finishing with enjoying retirement our main aim. We are excited about the prospect of travel, of inflicting ourselves on our kids and to pursuing new interests, and Phil is looking forward to having more time to give to painting. So we would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your support and friendship in the past. Very sincere best wishes Sue and Phil

Retirement beckons...

  Don't forget .....  13/10/2016

 Hi – we’ve just rehung the gallery with a new arrangement of work and would love to see you here to share it with us! Just bear in mind that it will have to be from later in this month as we are closed from end of trading today (Thursday 13/10/2016) until the 27th October. We are celebrating a big birthday with all the family in the Lakes and then our son’s wedding… busy times ahead!

Don't forget .....

  News...  28/09/2016

 We are delighted with the response so far to Kate Boyce’s show and would urge anyone who hasn’t been down yet to come and enjoy it before it finishes on October 9th! Whilst it seems only a few days ago that we came back from holidays, we need to let you know about a closure in October, occasioned by lovely family events – a celebration of a major birthday and a immediate family wedding - an eventful time! We are closed from the end of trading on Thursday 13th October and we reopen on Thursday 27th.

News...

  New show going up soon, holiday closing   21/08/2016

 Well, we have now been open again for a few weeks and have been delighted with the response of people to the shows we have put on. We have one week left of Gilda Dickinson’s lovely exhibition before sadly having to take it down. On the other hand we are full of anticipation for our next show which features the work of Kate Boyce, a particular favourite of ours as she was the first artist to join us before we opened in 2005! Her distinctive style will need no introduction for many of you, but for those of you unfamiliar with her work she features colourful, lyrical and painterly landscapes and townscapes and combines these with applied photographic elements. Just wonderful. Her show previews on Wednesday 14th September between 6 and 8pm and will run to October 9th. Seems a while away, but we are going on holiday for two weeks next week so this is advance warning! We will be closed from closing time next Saturday the 28th August and reopen on 15th September.

New show going up soon, holiday closing

  Ooops  28/07/2016

 That should of course have read Friday 29th July! Sorry.

Ooops

  Unforeseen Circumstances  27/07/2016

 We are really sorry but due to unforeseen circumstances we are closed for the day on FRIDAY 30th July. Our apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Unforeseen Circumstances

  Gilda Dickinson  17/07/2016

 Well, we’re organised for the rehang this evening – David’s great exhibition now drawing to a close, and Gilda’s show ready to hang. Images and details will be on line tomorrow. This is another exciting show and a unique opportunity to see and purchase work by the late Gilda Dickinson. Gilda was a sensitive and talented painter who often worked in the open air, lending her works an immediacy and a vibrancy that speaks from the heart. She loved the landscapes of the North and her paintings capture the life, movement and colour of these beautiful places wonderfully well. We are grateful to Michelle, Gilda’s daughter, for the opportunity to hold an exhibition of her work again. All are welcome to come to the preview evening on Wednesday next, the 20th July.

Gilda Dickinson

  David Starley Exhibition  19/06/2016

 Looking forward to the preview of David Starley’s exhibition which is this Wednesday, 22nd June at 6 – 8 pm. We are hoping to hang it all tomorrow afternoon in our newly painted (and now waterproofed) gallery. Since introducing David’s work at the gallery last Autumn it has proved to be very popular and we are excited at having a much wider selection available to view. The show will be on until Sunday, 17th July so if you cannot make it down for the preview do try to call in the next few weeks – however if you do want to have the best choice we always advise that you come to the preview as we don’t like to have disappointed customers!

David Starley Exhibition

  Really back!  21/05/2016

 Well, we’re back! We had a fantastic preview/reopening/11th anniversary ‘do’ at the Gallery last night and thoroughly enjoyed it all! It was so lovely to see so many friends, artists and customers gathered together to celebrate our reopening. The gallery looks classy and tremendous, filled with lovely work (not only our prejudice, but many comments on the night). Many thanks to all the artists who not only delivered the goods for us but who turned up on the night to offer support. Clare Haley’s work is the first solo show of our new season and we’re glad to say that it is proving very popular as always. Please try to find the time to pop down and see us and enjoy the work with us.

Really back!

  Reopening News!  19/04/2016

 Well we are delighted to say that repairs and renovations at the gallery are proceeding apace and at last we can see the light at the end of the tunnel! The builders and tilers have all but finished their work, and we can soon start to refit the space with the things that transform it into a gallery. It is an enormous relief to get to this stage as its been such a long and stressful period. We have missed being in the gallery and having the opportunity to be surrounded by lovely art and sharing it with so many people. All being well we intend to reopen with a celebratory preview evening featuring the delayed Clare Haley solo exhibition on Friday May 20th, between 6 and 8pm. The mixed exhibition in the front of the gallery will feature work by some of our most popular artists as well as some new ones. As well as reopening we are also celebrating eleven years of trading. Needless to say everybody is welcome at the preview and the opening weekend. We are delighted to be coming back and looking forward to seeing everybody again!

Reopening News!

  Latest news  25/02/2016

 We are making progress towards the repair and renovation of the gallery but cannot say with any certainty when we will reopen – there is a lot of work to be done! In the meantime Phils’s giclee prints have proved very popular during the Calderdale Rising campaign and we thought it a good idea to let you know that they are always available should you wish to purchase one while we are closed. They are available to order at £95 to include free P&P and most images are on the website. Also, his original paintings can be viewed on the website and should you wish to see one it could be brought to your home for viewing if you were seriously considering a purchase. Really looking forward to our planned solo exhibitions for this year which will be going ahead just not on the original dates and as soon as we can arrange these we will be letting you know.

Latest news

  GALLERY NOW CLOSED  10/01/2016

 Just a reminder that the gallery is now closed although this site will remain active for the time being. All enquiries about work by Phil Withersby, John Prescott and Jenny Allinson should be made through info@caldergallery.co.uk or 01422 843832.

GALLERY NOW CLOSED

  After the flood  09/01/2016

 Well here we are again clearing, cleaning and hopefully soon drying out. If anybody has any industrial dehumidifiers available we could do with a few…. Seriously we would like to thank the very kind folk some complete strangers who were volunteering, who came to lend a hand after the recent and worst floods ever. Ingrid you were a superstar! Marcus and Judith – many thanks indeed… Jenny, Craig and Emma – what can we say…. if you weren’t at the gallery you were looking after our grandchildren and my sick mum ….. really couldn’t dream you guys up. Also thanks to the lovely folk at Angeldale whose hospitality kept us warm on Boxing Day night and of course Cat and Toby who took in these two refugees from the storm soaked to the skin, who dried us out, fed us and gave us dry clothes. We were also so impressed with the flood wardens who were there continuously as the rain poured and the waters rose – a dirty, cold, wet and unrewarding job. Thanks also to the volunteers who manned the Town Hall and organised the food, drink and supplies to the town, us included. Thanks so much to you all. We will be back, not sure when but we will keep you informed.

After the flood

  Back in harness...  17/10/2015

 Well we have been back for over a week and are still trying to get back to normality – however we have managed to rehang the gallery! Delighted to have two new artists; Judy Sale and Ann Davies join us for this new exhibition. Their work is a refreshing addition to our mixed show. Philip Hearsey has sent a stunning selection of new bronze pieces which are already on show and within the next few weeks we are hoping to have some new boxes by our very own John S. Prescott. Many treats in store as we begin looking towards Christmas. Our opening times are back to normal 10 – 5 Thursday to Saturday and 11 – 5 Sunday.

Back in harness...

  Holiday!  15/08/2015

 As you may already know the gallery will be closing 5.00pm 22nd August until 17th October. We are having a long holiday in America, which has been a few years in the planning and is very exciting! As you are already looking at the website you can view work we have or have had in stock and leave enquiries with us via email. While we are away we will have access to email and we will be responding as and when we can. Please do not leave messages on the landline. Look forward to catching up on our return when we may have a few stories to tell and a few photos to show!

Holiday!

  More new work...  11/07/2015

 More new work arrived at the Gallery recently, including a lovely collection of ten works by Chris Cyprus who will need no introduction to most of you. His distinctive paintings of everyday life, allotmenteering and landscape have been a regular feature of the Gallery for some time. Their freshness and warm humour combine to lift the spirits! We also have two new paintings by Emily Mugridge in her inimitable style that are really great. Have a look on the website or better still pop down for a look!

More new work...

  New show going up ...  28/06/2015

 Clare Haley’s show is now coming to an end and it’s been a great exhibition! We will be rehanging the gallery over the coming week or two and looking forward to seeing the work of two new artists on the wall, as well as new work by Catherine McGrath whose visions of industrial towns are always popular. Anna Gibson’s works are quiet and thoughtful paintings of everyday objects and vague imagined landscapes, whilst David Starley’s landscapes by contrast are vibrant and heavily textured works that demand your attention. In the coming couple of weeks keep an eye on the website as we are expecting new work by more of our regular artists.

New show going up ...

  One Day Closure  12/06/2015

 Just to let you know that we are closed on Thursday 18th June foe a family funeral. Open as usual on Friday 19th. Sorry for any inconvenience caused.

One Day Closure

  Clare Haley - 'My Northern Views'  01/06/2015

  Just finished hanging Clare Haley’s exhibition and it looks just great! The preview evening is this coming Wednesday 3rd June between 6 and 8pm – do hope you can make it. Should you wish to purchase one of Clare’s paintings, and are unable to get down on Wednesday we will be available to take phone calls from 6pm on the Wednesday evening. Look forward to seeing you soon.

Clare Haley - 'My Northern Views'

  10th Anniversary Weekend  23/04/2015

 We are delighted to be celebrating the 10th Anniversary of The Calder Gallery this weekend, 25/26th April! It has been an amazing journey from the small seed of an idea years beforehand, which then became a possibility and then a certainty. It was a complete life change for us both and our own relationship was cemented by wedding vows two weeks before the opening – no time for a honeymoon and just enough time to celebrate our union during a special weekend break from the builders! So very much has happened during the years …. fantastic exhibitions by very talented artists and meeting so many truly lovely people who have visited over the years. There have been difficult periods too but it became very important to us after the flood that we reopen and see this tenth year celebration. After realising that Phil hadn’t had an exhibition for years we are very pleased to say that his work is centre stage for a special show. Also to mark this special weekend we are having fizz and nibbles available. Really hope that you will be able to make it down.

10th Anniversary Weekend

  'A LIfe in Paintings' by Donald Crossley  24/03/2015

 Delighted to be hosting Donald Crossley’s Exhibition ‘A Life in Paintings’ on behalf of Ruth, his daughter. The opening is this evening 6 – 8pm and should be a lovely event as we celebrate Donald’s lifetime passion for painting. There is a wide range of his work on show and available for sale. They are beautiful observations on the landscapes and way of life that he loved so much. Do hope you can make it down at some point during the exhibition which runs to Sunday, 19th April.

'A LIfe in Paintings' by Donald Crossley

  Up and Running ...  20/02/2015

 John’s show is now up and ready for the opening weekend and looks absolutely fabulous! Images will appear on the front page of the website tomorrow but you can still have a look by clicking on John’s name in the list of artists on the left hand side of the front page and looking under ‘Wonderful Creations in Wood’… however, not everything we have is on the website so that’s a good reason for you to come down to see everything in person. We are looking forward to having John here tomorrow and Sunday and we know he is keen to meet you too!

Up and Running ...

  Holiday dates and John s. Prescott's solo exhibition  22/01/2015

 As it is that time of year we are heading for warmer places for a little while so the gallery will be closed from Sunday, 1st February and reopen on the Thursday, 12th February. Please note that we will also be closed 19th and 20th February as we will be preparing for John S. Prescott’s exhibition opening on 21st February. All being well John will be joining us for the opening weekend which promises to be another very special treat at The Calder Gallery! Don’t know who John is……check him out on our website.

Holiday dates and John s. Prescott's solo exhibition

  Here we go again....  09/01/2015

 Well here we are again clearing, cleaning and hopefully soon drying out. If anybody has any industrial dehumidifiers available we could do with a few…. Seriously we would like to thank the very kind folk some complete strangers who were volunteering, who came to lend a hand after the recent and worst floods ever. Ingrid you were a superstar! Marcus and Judith – many thanks indeed… Jenny, Craig and Emma – what can we say…. if you weren’t at the gallery you were looking after our grandchildren and my sick mum ….. really couldn’t dream you guys up. Also thanks to the lovely folk at Angeldale whose hospitality kept us warm on Boxing Day night and of course Cat and Toby who took in these two refugees from the storm soaked to the skin, who dried us out, fed us and gave us dry clothes. We were also so impressed with the flood wardens who were there continuously as the rain poured and the waters rose – a dirty, cold, wet and unrewarding job. Thanks also to the volunteers who manned the Town Hall and organised the food, drink and supplies to the town, us included. Thanks so much to you all. We will be back, not sure when but we will keep you informed.

Here we go again....

  Here we go again....  09/01/2015

 Well here we are again clearing, cleaning and hopefully soon drying out. If anybody has any industrial dehumidifiers available we could do with a few…. Seriously we would like to thank the very kind folk some complete strangers who were volunteering, who came to lend a hand after the recent and worst floods ever. Ingrid you were a superstar! Marcus and Judith – many thanks indeed… Jenny, Craig and Emma – what can we say…. if you weren’t at the gallery you were looking after our grandchildren and my sick mum ….. really couldn’t dream you guys up. Also thanks to the lovely folk at Angeldale whose hospitality kept us warm on Boxing Day night and of course Cat and Toby who took in these two refugees from the storm soaked to the skin, who dried us out, fed us and gave us dry clothes. We were also so impressed with the flood wardens who were there continuously as the rain poured and the waters rose – a dirty, cold, wet and unrewarding job. Thanks also to the volunteers who manned the Town Hall and organised the food, drink and supplies to the town, us included. Thanks so much to you all. We will be back, not sure when but we will keep you informed.

Here we go again....

  Happy New Year  08/01/2015

 Happy New Year After a busy Christmas break we are just about getting over the bugs delivered by our youngest grandchild (just like last year). We are delighted to let you know that we have great exhibitions lined up for 2015 and are looking forward to celebrating our tenth anniversary in April. It certainly doesn’t seem as long ago as that but it is difficult to recall life before the gallery too. Our first solo exhibition will be of John S. Prescott’s fabulous wooden creations and we are so looking forward to seeing a large collection of them in the gallery again. We do not want to reveal too much but as time goes on we will keep you all informed of our upcoming exhibitions.

Happy New Year

  CHRISTMAS OPENING TIMES  19/12/2014

 Lots of lovely work available at the Gallery at the moment and lots of positive responses from our customers who have been in recently. New arrival pictured below is a dog by Duncan Thurlby. The dog’s personality and appeal knows no bounds … as importantly we are now open every day until the 23rd. Times are SAT 10 – 5, SUN 11 – 5, MON/TUES 10 – 4. We reopen on SAT 3rd JANUARY at 10am. We would like to take this opportunity of thanking everyone for their support and interest over the last year and wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year!

CHRISTMAS OPENING TIMES

  Gallery full of new paintings!  02/11/2014

 The weeks have flown by since we last posted news and much has changed since then. Kate’s successful show has been replaced with a great mixed exhibition of work with some familiar names and some that are new to us. We are delighted to be showing new work by Akther Bano, Romey Brough, Chris Cyprus, Catherine McGrath and Andy Leedham. Romey is exhibiting some of her latest developmental work based on her acclaimed monoprints that you may remember from previous shows as well as some remarkable freely worked flower paintings. Also, do check out the new artists that have joined us recently – Emily Mugridge, showing vigorous land and seascapes, Susan Leigh whose lovely watercolours are attracting attention, and Ross Moore, who has some excellent densely worked pen and coloured ink drawings of Hebden Bridge on show. Alongside all of these, we are also delighted to have some dramatic paintings of the Lake District by June Russell, more familiar to many of you as an accomplished etcher. In short we have lots of wonderful new work filling the gallery!

Gallery full of new paintings!

  What a lovely evening!  27/09/2014

 Well, what a lovely evening on Wednesday when Kate Boyce’s new exhibition opened! Very positive feedback on the show, which we think is one of the best that Kate has put on, an opinion shared by many of the visitors. Lots of people, a very relaxed atmosphere and some pleasant wine – altogether a grand occasion. The Summer Print Show is now coming to an end and it too has been very well received so if you have something that you’ve been thinking about, now’s the time to act!

What a lovely evening!

  Kate Boyce Exhibition  20/09/2014

 Well, we’re back from our holidays and raring to go! The Summer Print Show starts to run down this weekend as the top room is filled with Kate Boyce’s latest exhibition, so if you want to see the complete hang of the print show then this weekend is your last opportunity. Kate’s exhibition previews on Wednesday evening 24th September at the Gallery from 6 to 8pm, free entry and all welcome to join us for a glass of wine and an opportunity to meet Kate and see her latest pieces.

Kate Boyce Exhibition

  Dates for your diary  24/08/2014

 This Summer has been a delight in the gallery…..such wonderful feedback on our Original Print Exhibition. We have to say that we honestly feel this is the best yet so if you haven’t managed to visit please try to come before it ends on 28th September. Many images are on our website. Please note some important dates for your diary: We will be closed for holidays from 31st August and will reopen on 18th September. First notice for you of Kate Boyce’s solo exhibition opening on Wednesday, 24th September 6 – 8pm. The new mixed exhibition begins on 2nd October with our regular artists and a few new joining us. In short we have many exciting things coming up in the next couple of months so don’t miss out keep up to date with events by signing up to our mailing list or watching our website. Exciting news for 2015 is that John S. Prescott will be having another solo exhibition with us early in the year and we are looking forward to celebrating our 10th Anniversary in April!

Dates for your diary

  Just a reminder ...  11/07/2014

 The Gallery will be closed whilst we visit our grandchildren from Thursday 17th July, reopening on Thursday 24th July. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. Any enquiries may be made by email and will be dealt with promptly upon our return.

Just a reminder ...

  Summer Original Print Exhibition  01/07/2014

 We are thrilled to have finished rehanging our Summer Original Print Exhibition. The work is first class and the whole show looks just great. We have some of the top printmakers in the country exhibiting with us and we really hope that you can make it down to see this special show. It will be opening on Thursday and we will be open as usual Thursday to Saturday this week but closed on Sunday, 6th July as we will be kerbside cheering on a few cyclists! The exhibition continues through towards the end of September with a couple of family events and a holiday closing us a few times. Our first closure is from Thursday, 17th July and reopening the following Thursday, 24th July. Look forward to seeing you during the Summer. Sue and Phil

Summer Original Print Exhibition

  Images for Summer Original Print Show  01/07/2014

 Please click on individual artist's name on left to see more images. Please note that not all images for all artists are on the website, so you will need to come to the Gallery to see everything!

Images for Summer Original Print Show

  Gallery Closure 13th June 2014  12/06/2014

 IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT – the Gallery will be closed on Friday 13th June whilst we attend a funeral. Sorry for any inconvenience caused. We shall be open as usual from 10am on Saturday 14th June.

Gallery Closure 13th June 2014

  Clare Haley - 'Nature's Emotions' exhibition  12/06/2014

 Time passes so quickly and we are now well into Clare Haley’s one-person show that has been enthusiastically received by all who’ve seen it. Seeing her atmospheric interpretations of the Northern landscape should be on your to-do list in the next couple of weeks!

Clare Haley - 'Nature's Emotions' exhibition

  More new work....  15/05/2014

 Just wanted you to be aware of our latest additions to the gallery. Last week we had deliveries by sculptor, Pauline Parsons and new bird paintings by Steve Ferguson. Their recent pieces have been added to the website but are really best seen ‘in the flesh’. They have been getting lots of attention as we have put a selection in the window.

More new work....

  Lionel Playford's show now running ...  08/05/2014

 Lionel Playford’s show opened last night and looks fabulous! His paintings capture the beauty and drama of the moors. He has managed to create a body of work which shows the major changes witnessed during the different seasons from the colourful Spring to the more subtle colours of the Winter months. Lionel paints the ever changing skies which set the mood for each piece with an assurance based on his daily experiences of living and drawing on the moors. We would urge you to make the time to come and see the work for yourself.

Lionel Playford's show now running ...

  A Sense of Place by John Connolly  06/04/2014

 John Connolly’s exhibition is now hung and looking amazing. His vibrant colours just sing from the canvas. We look forward to sharing them with visitors but meanwhile do make the most of the opportunity to browse his page on the website to have an overview of what is in stock. We also have a new sculptor join us, Ed Rust, who brought some of his wire creations a couple of days ago. They are light-hearted observations and have been making people smile as they look in the window.

A Sense of Place by John Connolly

  First Solo Exhibition of 2014 - A Sense of Place by John Connolly  07/03/2014

 The Gallery will be closed from 10th March and will reopen on 3rd April while we are grandchildren sitting and having a holiday. We are delighted to say that shortly after reopening we will be having our first solo exhibition of the year featuring the highly textured and colourful work of John Connolly. He has been working hard on this body of work that includes woodland scenes and seascapes as well as moorland studies. Some tasters of the work can be found on John’s page on the website. Soon after John’s show starts we have a new sculptor joining us. More news will be forthcoming about this when we reopen.

First Solo Exhibition of 2014 - A Sense of Place by John Connolly

  Latest paintings  14/02/2014

 Great news – we now have some of Chris Cyprus’s lovely Northern Light series of paintings. He has focussed on Hebden Bridge and has captured the beautiful play of light at the end of a Winter’s day. All three can be seen on the website but are much better viewed in person at the gallery. Please note that we are closed this Sunday, 16th February as we are going to our granddaughter’s Christening.

Latest paintings

  Happy New Year  11/01/2014

 We are delighted to be open again after the Christmas and New Year festivities and are finalising exhibitions for 2014. We are delighted to introduce three new artists: Kim Bond, Fay Collins and Jill Eagle who are exhibiting in our Winter Mixed Exhibition which will be running until April. All three are inspired by the northern landscapes of England and each have their own distinct style. We have an exciting program of exhibitions lined up for 2014 which we will be sharing with you all in the near future…. Please note that we will be closed Sunday, 12th January when we will be attending a special lady’s 100th birthday celebrations.

Happy New Year

  CHRISTMAS OPENING TIMES  16/12/2013

 Just a quick note to remind you that we are open as follows in the run up to Christmas: MONDAY 16th to SATURDAY 21st, 10 - 5pm and SUNDAY 22nd 11 - 5pm. We are then CLOSED on Monday and Tuesday 23/24 December and thereafter until we reopen at 10am on SATURDAY 4th JANUARY. We would like to take this opportunity of thanking all our customers for their support and to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a healthy and prosperous New Year. Sue and Phil

CHRISTMAS OPENING TIMES

  Running up to Christmas ...  22/11/2013

 We’ve been very pleased to the response to the current displays of work at the Gallery, especially the Winter Prints exhibition, that runs to early January. These works vary in size and style and start from around £30 for an unframed original piece of art – original prints make a great Christmas present. If you haven’t had an opportunity to see what there is, then a visit to the Gallery is a rewarding experience. In addition to this, we have been taking delivery of new works by Romey Brough, Clare Haley and Mark Sofilas. Romey’s characteristic large fresh flower paintings are always a feast of colour, whilst Mark is following up the impact of his ‘Hockney’ paintings with three new works based on Hebden Bridge. Please see our website for images of these and also Clare’s latest large painting that needs no introduction from us. We are also lucky enough to have some new bronze pieces by Philip Hearsey that are an exciting development of his established pieces – again examples are on the website. We hope that we have whetted your appetite and that we shall see you soon at the Gallery.

Running up to Christmas ...

  Lots of new work  08/11/2013

 We have been busy rehanging the top room at the gallery with our Winter Original Print Exhibition. It has already been much admired as we have a good mix of styles from our Northern printmakers. Our other exciting news is that we have a new sculptor, Pauline Parsons whose work can be seen online but as with all art should be viewed at the gallery – original, beautiful and thought provoking pieces. If that isn’t enough we also have another John S Prescott box with lots of mother of pearl! During the next couple of weeks we are expecting new paintings to arrive so the walls in the front of the gallery will be looking different too. We hope that you will be able to call in and see all our latest additions.

Lots of new work

  Kate Boyce Exhibition  19/10/2013

 If you haven’t managed to get down to see Kate Boyce’s new work please do – it is just top quality beautiful local paintings and would be a shame to be missed. We have recently rehung the front of the gallery which now shows Phil’s latest large beach painting. Some of you will be familiar with it as he has been working on two during the Summer and has occasionally had them in the gallery space to take stock of them. We are delighted to have a new hound by Duncan Thurlby in the gallery. He got a little lost en route but is happily settled and pleased to have his images on the website. We are beginning to get work in for our Original Print Exhibition which opens on Friday, 1st November and will run into 2014. The gallery will be closed on Thursday, 31st October as we have a family event to attend.

Kate Boyce Exhibition

  Kate Boyce Exhibition  27/09/2013

 We are back from having lovely holidays. Seeing all our grandchildren in Aberdeen was such a treat. Rosie is a very contented and cuddly baby. Her older brother and sister seemed so grown up as they went to preschool. We had lots of fun with them – three year olds are very entertaining! Italy was as beautiful as we remembered. Coming home isn’t always easy but it is good to be back as we are very excited about Kate Boyce’s exhibition, which is opening on Wednesday, 2nd October. We are so pleased that Kate has been able to put on this show of her new work. She has had much to deal with during the past twelve months and it is down to her determination and sheer hard work that has made this possible and we feel honoured to show her latest paintings. As usual our advice is to arrive as early as possible to have the full choice of the paintings - we do not like seeing disappointed customers!

Kate Boyce Exhibition

  Latest news  24/08/2013

 Well we are now the proud grandparents of a lovely bonny baby called Rosie Elizabeth Allinson. We are excited about going to visit her and her big brother and sister in Aberdeen at the beginning of September. After that we will be going on holiday so will be closed from 2nd and reopening on Thursday 26th September. This week we are getting new work in and will be rehanging the front of the gallery for next weekend. Romey Brough is bringing some of her beautiful, bold flower oil paintings and Mark Sofilas will be delivering a selection of his much-admired paintings of life and landscape. We are looking forward to seeing these as well as work by other Gallery artists up on the walls. We’d just like to give advance warning of Kate Boyce’s latest solo show at the Gallery – this will preview on 2nd October and we will be sending out invitations to the preview in the next couple of weeks. Put your name on our list via the website or just email us at info@caldergallery.co.uk so that you keep up to date with what is going on and to ensure you receive invitations as soon as they come out.

Latest news

  Good news from Own Art  04/08/2013

 Those of you who have bought art under the excellent Own Art scheme will know that it has been necessary to leave the purchase with us for two weeks before collection. We are delighted to say that from the 1st August 2013 that this will no longer be necessary and purchases may be taken home as soon as all the paperwork has been done. Great news!

Good news from Own Art

  Phil Withersby a Retrospective  06/07/2013

 We are delighted to be showing so much of Phil’s work! It has been quite a while since his last solo exhibition so it is good to see such a wide range of his work. From small watercolours of Wales and the North West which have not been seen for many years, as well as some local ones, right through to his latest large oil paintings. For the duration of the Open Studios weekend Phil can be found painting his latest commission of a large beach scene. It will be keeping him occupied for quite a few weeks as painting the pebbles in the foreground can take many, many days!

Phil Withersby a Retrospective

  Our holidays ....  31/05/2013

 Just a quick note to let you know that we are going away for a week starting on Sunday 16th June (closed that day. We shall reopen on Thursday 27th June.

Our holidays ....

  Latest news...  16/05/2013

 This weekend marks the end of John Prescott’s solo exhibition so if you haven’t managed to get down please try to make it this weekend. It has been a real treat to have John’s exhibition on again – this time for the full four weeks! John himself had a great time during the opening weekend as he showed off his work and explained some of the techniques he uses to create his wonderful boxes. We have plenty of lovely new work we are keen to show off. In particular we have a new artist joining us called Janie Mason who makes amazing heads which will be on display from Thursday 23rd May. Other highlights include new paintings by John Connolly, Chris Cyprus, Akther Bano and Dona Smith. The paintings will be hung over the course of the next week.

Latest news...

  Bits and pieces ...  09/05/2013

 We are delighted to say that Clare’s exhibition has been a great success! It is only on until Sunday, 21st April so if you haven’t managed to see it yet please come before the end. In the meantime, preparations are well under way with John Prescott’s new show that opens on Saturday 27th April so make sure you have that date in your diary! We shall be closed on Thursday and Friday 25th and 26th April while we finish setting up John’s pieces. John’s marvellous wooden creations, decorated with marquetry have been a major attraction at the Gallery for many years. This exhibition will be the largest collection of his pieces ever to be seen together by the public. We are also delighted to say that John will be spending the weekend at the Gallery and will be pleased to talk to customers about his work.

Bits and pieces ...

  Clare Haley 'Wild and Wondrous' Exhibition  24/03/2013

 We are looking forward to Clare Haley’s new exhibition opening on Wednesday, 27th March, 6 – 8pm. Her ‘Wild and Wondrous’ show promises to be a major success with plenty of interest already being shown. The exhibition will run until Sunday, 21st April. Please note that we will only be open Thursday, 28th and Saturday, 30th over the Easter weekend. If you cannot make it to the opening and, if you are seriously keen to purchase one of Clare’s beautiful landscapes, we strongly urge you to come during these two days.

Clare Haley 'Wild and Wondrous' Exhibition

  Bits and pieces ...  10/03/2013

 Just to let you know that due to circumstances we will open at 1pm this coming Thursday 14th March. We are also letting you know that Kate Boyce has brought two paintings for us that are already on the wall and will be on the web shortly!

Bits and pieces ...

  Updates  08/03/2013

 Well, we’re back from our holidays and finding that the evenings are definitely starting to stay noticeably lighter! We’ve had a bit of a rehang recently and we think that this is one of the strongest mixes of work we’ve had so if you haven’t been in recently then it’d well worth a visit before it all changes at the end of the month when we put up Clare Haley’s latest exhibition in the upper room. Keep your eyes open for news of that! We’ve also had some lovely new jewellery from Toby Cotterill - a very accessibly priced set of work based around leaf forms. Toby says of these that they “celebrate the beauty of our British woodlands with a collection of wearable leaves. The central neckpiece features twenty five interlocking silver leaves, graduating from large Sycamore and Chestnut at the front to smaller Crab Apple and Hawthorn leaves around the neck. Other pieces focus on single species, from Oak and Elm leaf pendants to an array of stud and drop earrings, including Common Lime, Willow and Hazel. Each leaf is hand pierced from silver sheet or constructed from silver or rose gold wire.” Why not come and see them for yourself ?

Updates

  HOLIDAY CLOSURE  11/02/2013

 The Gallery is now closed for holidays and will reopen on Saturday 23rd February. Enquiries by email to info@caldergallery.co.uk will be dealt with promptly upon our return.

HOLIDAY CLOSURE

  New Year News ...  02/02/2013

 The New Year has brought us new artists and a new display for your enjoyment. The new artists are Akther Bano, whose sparkling paintings in heavy impasto have made a big impression, the images on the website not really doing justice to the lovely textures that she creates. In total contrast, Steve Elliott’s luminous pastel landscapes are subtly blended to catch the play of light across the countryside, whilst remaining fresh and intense in a way that only pastels can. Sheila Smithson’s intimate paintings of gardens are full of the colour and detail of gardens in full bloom – a real treat. All on the website, but why not get down to see them for yourself? We also have some lovely new work from Dona Smith, a Hebden-based artist whose individual take on the local area is always popular, paintings that glow with colour and finally two new items by Kate Boyce, whose trademark collaged and painted works require no introduction from us. Finally, we are off on holiday soon, the gallery being CLOSED from Saturday 9th February and REOPENING at 10am on Saturday 23rd February. Enquiries by email to info@caldergallery.co.uk will be dealt with promptly upon our return.

New Year News ...

  Happy New Year  13/01/2013

 Happy New Year - a bit late but better than never! We have been busy since Christmas taking in new work and have started to put it up on the walls. Most of the work is on the website so you can see for yourself the quality and variety that we have on offer at the moment. We cannot bring ourselves to return the lovely original prints we have had since before Christmas so they are still available for you to enjoy. All being well we will be able to confirm dates for some of the exhibitions for 2013. We have Clare Haley and John Prescott already lined up and we should be able to confirm dates very soon.

Happy New Year

  Christmas Opening and news of a Sale  13/12/2012

 It seems no time since we reopened and already Christmas is nearly upon us! From today we are offering some glassware and small brass frogs and geckos at greatly reduced prices, ideal for that last minute gift or stocking filler. We are opening every day now until Sunday 23rd. We will be closed Christmas Eve and will remain closed until Saturday 5th January 2013. We’d like to take this opportunity to wish all our friends, artists and customers (often overlapping groups) a very happy Christmas and all best wishes for the New Year.

Christmas Opening and news of a Sale

  Winter Print Exhibition  25/11/2012

 We have been thoroughly enjoying being open and doing business after such a long enforced break! It has been so nice to see so many people popping by to welcome us back. We want to let you know that we have our Print exhibition opening on Thursday, 29th November, which will continue into the New Year. This is a smaller print show than we normally have in the summer just filling the upper room but it is a showcase of high quality original linocuts, woodcuts, etchings and monoprints from some of the best local artists. We think they will make a wonderful Christmas present for somebody – or why not indulge yourself.

Winter Print Exhibition

  Reopening  15/10/2012

 We are very pleased to be reopening the weekend of 3rd/4th November. It has been a long and very stressful period but we are delighted to be getting back to business. We will be opening with a great mixed exhibition of work by some of our favourite artists. At the moment it seems like Christmas as we collect all the new work in and decide on displaying. We have exciting plans for 2013 and as soon as we finalise these we will let you know. Do hope that you can make it down during our opening weekend as we celebrate being back in business.

Reopening

  Flood update  10/08/2012

 First of all we would like to thank all the lovely people who have sent kind messages of support during what has been a very stressful period. We are very keen to have the gallery up and running again as soon as we can and have been working towards doing that since the flood. We are hoping that the gallery will be dry enough to begin reinstating in a week or two. It is a long process with very little we can do to speed things up.

Flood update

  Flood  28/06/2012

 We are very sad to say that we have been quite severely affected by the flooding in Hebden Bridge and so will be closed for some time. On a positive note we do not think this flood is as bad as when we had the burst pipe! It also makes a difference that we are not alone in this instance. We have been very touched by the amazing number of offers of help and sympathy that we have received and would like to take this opportunity to thank all those lovely people. We’ll try to keep everyone informed of progress through this news page and we’ll post notices on the window when there is something to report.

Flood

  John's show now open...  16/06/2012

 We are delighted that John’s exhibition is now open and looking amazing! We have been overwhelmed by people’s reactions to the work on show this morning (Saturday) – there’s hardly been a moment to stop for a cuppa! It’s so special to have John here to meet the fans and hear in person how much his work is loved and appreciated. A representative selection of work is now on the website and we hope to get the rest on in the next few days.

John's show now open...

  Closed 14th/15th June  09/06/2012

 Due to the amount of preparation needed for John Prescott's exhibition we will be closed on 14/15th June (Thursday and Friday). The man himself will be in the gallery for most of Saturday and Sunday, 16th/17th June to meet his fans and talk about his work.

Closed 14th/15th June

  New work coming in...  31/05/2012

 If you haven’t managed to get down to see the lovely Kate Boyce show, just a reminder that they really are best seen in the flesh so to speak. The feedback from other customers has been excellent so far! A bit of news that some of you have been waiting for is that there are two new Clare Haley paintings on their way to us – Clare tells us that she will deliver them tomorrow and they will available to view from Saturday morning. They are already on the website. Also those of you waiting to hear about new work by Catherine McGrath should take note that we received two new triptych paintings in her characteristic colourful and textured style today. These will be on the website within the next few days.

New work coming in...

  Kate Boyce Exhibition  13/05/2012

 Hotfoot from our visit to Aberdeen we have had a busy Saturday in the Gallery. This weekend sees the end of Phil’s show, which has been well received, and we are now eagerly awaiting the delivery of the new work by Kate Boyce for her exhibition entitled ‘Of an Industrious Nature’. As you may already know, the show previews on Wednesday next, 16th May between 6 and 8pm - we’d love to see you there to meet Kate and enjoy the paintings and a glass of wine. A taster of the work is below and all the images will be available on the website from Wednesday.

Kate Boyce Exhibition

  New work coming in...  28/04/2012

 As we splash our way to work in these wet and windy days we are cheered up by the great new paintings that we have recently acquired. New works by Chris Cyprus, John Connolly and Dona Smith are all currently brightening our lives! We have put images of all these on the website. We are also delighted to have a few paintings by the late Gilda Dickinson, one of our favourite artists of all time, released for sale by the family. Again, some of these are on the website. Phil currently has a selection of work on the walls including some new paintings – and if you are looking for a large sky for the wall of your loft or apartment, we have one of Phil’s that is 1680cms wide and 1060cms high that might well fit the bill. (See photo). All in all you owe it to yourselves to pop in and see what we have on offer. NOTICE We are closed on Thursday and Friday the 10th/11th May as we are visiting our grandchildren in Aberdeen. Open again as usual at 10am on Saturday 12th May.

New work coming in...

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