Palladian Mansion to Host Modern Art Exhibition

Contemporary, affordable art from new and established artists

Some of the North of England’s biggest names in contemporary art will be on display at the beautiful Palladian home of Queen Mary’s School near Thirsk.  The venue will be transformed from the evening of Wedesday 19th October – Saturday, 22nd October 2016 into a contemporary art space, hosting the highly popular and prestigious Art for Youth North.  The show, sponsored by investment managers JM Finn & Co, raises funds for the national youth charity – UK Youth.

port-isaacWith over 600 pieces displayed, Art for Youth North is often described as the ‘Summer Exhibition’ of the North.  It represents new and recent work created by emerging and established Northern artists. The 2016 Yorkshire show welcomes nearly 100 Northern artists and is a beautiful exhibition of paintings, etchings, photographs, ceramics and sculpture.  For the first time the show will include a designated youth area showing students work from various art schools in our region as well as scholars work from Queen Mary’s School.

view-of-hallSince 2001, Art for Youth North has taken place every two years in Yorkshire and has already raised over £200,000 to help young people across the UK.  The 2014 exhibition raised over £30,000.  Show prices range from £40 – £3000 with artists donating 33% of sales to UK Youth. Mystery postcard pictures priced at £40 each are also on sale.

Tickets for the Private View being held from 6.30 – 9.30pm on Wednesday, 19th October 2016 are £12 in advance and £15 at the door (includes wine and canapes).  The exhibition will be open to the general public from 10am – 3.00pm on Thursday, 20th Friday, 21st and Saturday, 22nd October.

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