Friday, 9 March 2012

Ryedale ArtWorks a New Year, a New Directory

Straight back in to some hard work, editing, proofing and helping with the design for the new Artist Directory for Ryedale ArtWorks.  Obviously I am not doing this alone, there is a stirling team of people, who seem to be the same as RAW's committee, enabling this year's directory to happen:
Ian Mitchell, graphic designer, Andrew Dalton, Janet Hayton, Lis Bailey, myself and additional help from Catriona Stewart and Gill Dearman.

Graphiti in Yangshuo

Yesterday was spent glued to the computer, constantly checking and rechecking proofs as they arrived from Ian, it was hectic to say the least and today will be more of the same, but I think I can safely say that apart from a few glitches, it is looking good.

I am sad that some of the more established artists in Ryedale have refused to be in the directory; most of them have received considerable support from Andrew Dalton at The Gallery, Ryedale Folk Museum in terms of time, advice and an exhibition in the best gallery in the area and yet they don't seem to see that their support of RAW will make for a stronger group, improving it's quality and the integrity of what RAW is trying to do. Internationally renowned Gillies Jones Glass are supporting our aims to raise the profile of high quality professional arts in Ryedale and we are proud to be working with them.  In my opinion, it is only when artists of high calibre committ to RAW, that the group will come to be considered as a real force to be reckoned with in Yorkshire and beyond.  Still, with time I am sure that this situation will improve.

If anyone reading this is interested in finding out more about Ryedale ArtWorks, ArtFest, The Gallery at Ryedale Folk Museum or Gillies Jones Glass I give you the following links:

Ryedale ArtWorks email:

Ryedale ArtWorks web site:

The Gallery at Ryedale Folk Museum email:

The Gallery at Ryedale Folk Museum web site:

Ryedale Folk Museum web site:

Gillies Jones Glass web site:


  1. Keep up the good work - and a big thanks from a dusty workshop here in Lastingham.

    1. Thanks Jennifer, I think this year's Directory is a very good one. May I come and see you in your dusty workshop sometime, I'd love to see more of your work and where you make it?