Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Priory Exhibition a Great Success

As mentioned here quite a few times over the last few weeks, last weekend was the Priory Arts Exhibition, the first exhibition to be held at this new venue.

I must admit, I wasn't expecting too much in the run up to the event. I had seen the venue beforehand, so I knew that would be great, and I could tell it was being very well organised, but The Priory Barn at Syningthwaite near Wetherby is in a location that has very little passing traffic. As it turned out, it was very well advertised, and we had an excellent number of visitors over the weekend.

The preview evening on the Friday was packed to the rafters (or to the massive exposed beams) with people happy to spend and not simply there for free champagne and canap├ęs. There was a nice mix of work from the 5 artists, and all 5 had a great weekend.

The Priory makes a great exhibition venue, and would be a great place for a wedding (as it is usually used for).

Emma Stothard's amazing life size bull made from willow greeting visitors in the entrance.

My section was already looking 'thin' by Sunday morning.

Nikky Corker's stunning work.

For anyone interested in the location and facilities at the priory, their URL is http://www.priorycottages.co.uk/


Bev said...

Congratulations Nolon! Looks like a beautiful venue and the work looks very impressive on display. So nice to hold an exhibition where people buy!

Anonymous said...

I think your art looks very professional and really compliments the beautiful gallery - well done Nolon!!

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Anna said...

It looks amazing. Well done Nolon.

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Nolon Stacey said...

Hi Anna, thanks for the 'Stylish Blogger Award'. I just took a quick look through your blog...you are a bit cat obsessed, aren't you???

I just took a look at your events listing too - would you recommend Newby Hall? I went there about 4 years ago and was very unimpressed - I think it's organised by a different company now though.