5 Great Places In Calderdale To Enjoy Art
The Artworks, Halifax
An Independent Art School and creative powerhouse, located in the glorious and historic Grade II* Industrial Textiles Mill at Shaw Lodge, Halifax occupying over 15,000 square feet across three floors.
Smith Art Gallery, Brighouse
Surrounded by a beautiful park and gardens, two galleries exhibit a permanent collection of oil paintings and a rotating series of exhibitions, including photography, mixed media and sculpture, ensuring there is always something new and different to enjoy.
Dean Clough, Halifax
These converted mills, formerly the largest carpet manufacturing factory in the world, regularly devote up to nine of its public spaces to a rolling programme of gallery exhibitions that typically reflect contemporary art practice in the North of England. The Crossley Gallery is one of the largest contemporary arts spaces in Yorkshire.
Harrison Lord Art Gallery, Brighouse
Specialising in contemporary art with a local bias, Harrison Lord Art Gallery regularly hold exhibitions showcasing the talents of individual artists. Famous Brighouse artist Peter Brook was one of the first artists to be represented and to this day his work still sells in large numbers through the gallery.
Hebden Bridge is renowned for its creative culture, which is reflected in the marvellous selection of independent galleries and shops where you can buy art and crafts produced by local craft people and artists. There are also great opportunities to participate in courses and classes covering many different mediums, including, drawing, painting, ceramics and textiles.