The Great North Art Show has been celebrating the art scene in the North of England since its launch in 2002. This year it returns from 31 August – 22 September as a free, open exhibition of contemporary art by established and up-and-coming artists alike, all with connections to the North. 2019 marks the 18th edition of The Great North Art Show and it will be held in the grand setting of the Ripon Cathedral, with works from the UK’s finest painters, printmakers, photographers, illustrators and sculptors.
The Great North Art Show, a not-for-profit charitable trust, was created to promote the artistic talent of the North of the UK and make it accessible and affordable for all. It’s held annually, each September, and welcomes thousands of visitors from across the UK and abroad too, hoping to discover and purchase works from new artists and peruse all the many visual arts on show. This year, visitors can expect to see works from 61 artists, each with their own flair and take on contemporary art. You can find the full list of artists exhibiting here, but we’re particularly excited about Annie Tempest, Paul Stone, Christopher Noble, Jacqueline Miller, Emmet Larrissy, Rory Holland Davis, Carole Gaunt, Ann Foster, Sarah Cemmick and William Watson-West, whose art is pictured above.
31 August – 22 September
Ripon Cathedral, Liberty Court House, Minster Road, Ripon HG4 1QT
Entry to The Great North Art Show is free, no need to book tickets!