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  • Matthew Oxtoby
  • 11-04-2017 11:48:11

Do something different with the family and visit Scarborough Art Gallery & The Rotunda Museum for Easter fun!


Don't miss the chance to view previously unseen works in our new exhibition, Lasting Impressions: a selection of works from the Printmakers Council Archive.

There's also a wide range of talks, workshops and sessions for all to enjoy throughout the Easter break, including fossil handling sessions. Our Handling History: Fossils session offers great inspiration for the 'Making a Lasting Impression' printmaking workshop at the Art Gallery, so why not come along to both?

Lasting Impressions: a selection from Printmakers Council Archive, Scarborough Art Gallery

Lasting Impressions : a selection of works from the Printmakers Council Archive
Until 18 June
Scarborough Art Gallery
A captivating exhibition of selected works from the Printmakers Council archive, many of which have never been on public display before. The exhibition showcases a range of techniques, reflecting the diversity and innovation of The Printmakers Council, which is run by artists to promote and develop printmaking and includes artists from around the world.

Under 18s are FREE
Adults FREE with annual pass
Find out more information about the exhibition here  

Easter Trail at Scarborough Art Gallery

Easter Trail

14 - 17 April 2017
Scarborough Art Gallery & The Rotunda Museum
Come along and enjoy our special Easter Trail. Suitable for families, the trail can be started at either venue, encouraging young explorers to investigate the fascinating collections, with the promise of an Easter egg treat for completing the journey!

Under 18s are FREE 
FREE with annual pass - Drop in on the day
Suitable for all ages

Saturday Art School at Scarborugh Art Gallery

Saturday Art Club

Every Saturday April: 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
10.30am - 12pm
Scarborough Art Gallery
Get the weekend off to a creative start with your family and friends and try your hand at making your own artwork. Join our course leader every Saturday who will introduce new skills and techniques as you take inspiration from our Art Gallery collections.

£3 per person (adult or child). Booking required, visit the website  or call 01723 374753. Children must be accompanied by a parent/carer. Participate in 5 consecutive sessions and get the 6th free. 
Find out about other dates here

Handling Histotry: Fossils at The Rotunda

Light - Texture - Mark
Handling History: Fossils

11 April & 18 April
10.30am - 12pm & 1.30pm - 3pm
Rotunda Museum
Explore prehistoric times, find out about dinosaur footprints and discover the exquisite textures of fossils as you handle examples from the Rotunda Museum’s unique collection. Experts will be on hand to guide you through footprints, fossils and Scarborough’s other amazing geological treasures.

Under 18s are FREE 
FREE with your yearly pass - Drop in on the day
Suitable for all ages
Find out about other dates here

Dinosaur Days at The Rotunda

Knit2gether

5 April, 3 May, 7 June
2pm – 4pm
Scarborough Art Gallery
Help us to create a knitted seaside wall-hanging from knitted squares and sea creatures, to go on display as part of the ‘A Day at the Seaside’ exhibition at the Art Gallery from 1 July - 24 September.
Don’t worry if you can’t knit - we’ll show you how - and even provide the wool, needles and patterns.
 
Adults FREE with annual pass
Drop in on the day
Find out about other dates here

Store Tour at The Rotunda Museum

StoreTour: Bees and Wasps

12 April
2.30pm - 3.30pm
Scarborough Art Gallery
Take a behind-the-scenes tour of the stores, followed by an in-depth look at our collection of aculeate hymenoptera - bees and wasps - with resident entomologist Jim Middleton. Learn about which species of bee are declining, expanding their ranges, or arriving from the continent.
 
£10 (max 10 people - advance booking recommended - call 01723 374753)
 
Adults FREE with annual pass
Drop in on the day
Find out about other dates here

Light - Texture - Mark  Making a 'Lasting Impression'

Light - Texture - Mark 
Making a Lasting Impression' Printmaking Workshop

13 April
10.30am - 12pm
Scarborough Art Gallery
A creative printing workshop linked to the Lasting Impressions exhibition. Meet at the Art Gallery, gather inspiration and then work with an artist to create your own collagraph or collage using different technique.
Free with Annual Pass - no booking required. Suitable for all ages but children must be accompanied at all times.

Adults FREE with annual pass
Drop in on the day
Find out about Lasting Impressions exhibition

Photo: Annette Sykes - The End of the Day - Printmakers Council

Fossil handling at The Rotunda

Fossil Handling

15 April
10.30am - 12pm & 1.30pm - 3.00pm
Rotunda Museum
Join us at the Rotunda for a session on Economic Geology / Industry. Explore a stunning collection of real fossils through hands on sessions with our fossil experts.

Under 18s are FREE
Adults FREE with annual pass
Drop in on the day

Find out about other dates here

Scarborough's Schools: Illustrating the seaside

Scarborough’s Schools: ‘Illustrating the Seaside’

19 April - 14 May
Scarborough Art Gallery
Visit our exhibition showcasing some of the wonderful illustration work produced by primary school children across Scarborough. Working alongside local artist Karen Thompson, they have created art work inspired by our seaside heritage as part of ‘The Big Draw 2016’. 

Under 18s are FREE
Adults FREE with annual pass
Find out about other dates here

Sci Fi Scarborough at Community Gallery

Sci-Fi Scarborough

Until 17 April 
Scarborough Art Gallery
In association with the Sci-Fi Scarborough Convention 2017, the ‘Gallery on the Edge of Forever’ showcases the work of talented local artists, and winners of the Sci-Fi Scarborough school art competition. It’s well worth a look!

Under 18s are FREE
Adults FREE with annual pass
Find out more information about the exhibition here  

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‘Beside the Seaside’ Conference

24 April
9.30am - 6pm
The Spa, Scarborough
This conference brings together a range of speakers to explore key themes relating to our seaside history and heritage, from the built environment to the social history of the seaside holiday, the development of seaside resorts and today’s coastal regeneration projects.

See the full programme and buy tickets online now.
£35 full ticket (inc lunch), £10 for exhibitor table

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