Museum of North Craven Life at The Folly, Settle
Temporary Exhibitions 2009
The exhibits for 2009:
- 7 April - 23 June: Archive Alive: Celebrating North Craven Past and Present
- 27 June - 4 August: Sheep - From Lamb to Loom (link to Kate Lynch's website at www.katelynch.co.uk)
- 8 August - 27 October: Some Sheep are on the Pitch ... An exhibition celebrating
the centenary of the Craven Football Association
In addition, an additional exhibition in November and December 2009:
- Printlink Exhibition Profiles Work of Craven Artists 14th Nov-13th Dec 2009
Printlink Exhibition Profiles Work of Craven Artists 14th Nov-13th Dec 2009
Opening times: Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday 11.30am-4.30pm
A new exhibition, called Printlink, at the Museum of North Craven Life in Settle
will feature the work of five printmakers, all living and working in the Craven
District of North Yorkshire. The exhibition is inspired by the geographical
connections between the Printlink artists from Skipton, to Ribblehead , Middleton
to Appletreewick. The physical links between these locations, including the
Pennine Way and the railways and canals with their heritage and history, are
all reflected in the show.
The artists are:
See the Press Release for more information: Press
Helen Peyton Moon
Philippa Troutman Print
Tony Stephenson Window
8 August - 27 October: Some Sheep are on the Pitch ... An exhibition celebrating
the centenary of the Craven Football Association
Some sheep are on the pitch;
an exhibition to celebrate one hundred years of Craven District Football Association
A book and a DVD in conjunction with the exhibition are for sale at the Museum:
- DVD: "Craven District Football Association: Through the Years"
(ref CDFA09): containing 400 images relating to, and in addition to, the exhibition
and brochure. On sale in the Museum for £1.
- Book: "Some sheep are on the Pitch: Celebrating One hundred years of
Craven District Football Association", by Allan Cawood. On sale in the
Museum for £5.
Some sheep are on the pitch (Book cover)
Introduction to the book by Allan Cawood
The Kick Off
A few words regarding the production of this exhibition and brochure.
An initial idea which, as my daughter pointed out to me, sounded good and
intelligent, proved nearly too much to accomplish within the time available.
Support was willing and available form many Clubs and support from the referees
was forthcoming - but it was getting hold of the details
The history of the Association, which I have completed so far, the Club
histories, which have been a real bind, plus the other details - details
of the people who have been granted a Long Service Award from the County
FA and the referees who have gained the Football Association Long Service
Award. Plus all the extras - all the photographs and memories from several
footballers which, I believe, should be included in this "one-off".
Many thanks to them all for their assistance.
I know it is a fine brochure, one to preserve and pass on to your children
and the DVD, a miscellany of all the photographs I have received. Some are
placed in the correct order, some are not, so I hope you will enjoy them
and puzzle them out.
The whole project has, because of illness, proved much more daunting than
I ever imagined. However, largely due to Catherine Johnson, whose expertise
and knowledge have been superb and to Colin Clifford for his help and other
work, the exhibition is finally coming together.
May you all enjoy the exhibition and the numberous exhibits (we are always
available to answer any queries) and I trust it has raised some thoughts,
and brought pleasant memories to your minds.
27 June - 4 August: Sheep - From Lamb to Loom
27 June - 4 August 2009: Sheep - From Lamb to Loom
"Sheep: From Lamb to Loom" runs from June 27th - August 4th and is
truly unique. It is the result of three years of fieldwork by the artist Kate
Lynch as she followed seven sheep-farming families in Somerset and Devon with
her sketchbook. She chronicles the sheep and wool at market, in the tannery
and in the workshops of wool graders, spinners and weavers. Alastair Goolden
accompanied Kate, recording sounds and voices. The resulting collection of Kate's
charcoal sketches and oil paintings with Alastair's textured sound installation,
evokes the working lives of shepherds, artisans and craftspeople and is a celebration
of our age-old relationship with sheep.
Complementary Yorkshire displays are being provided by Lawkland Young Farmers,
Skipton Auction Mar sheep sales and the Wool Marketing Board. Local businesses
have given examples of how wool is used and their work will be on display.
Throughout this exhibition, The Folly will be open on Wednesdays in addition
to the usual Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays 10.30am - 4.30pm.
During the exhibition there will be opportunities for hands-on experience.
- Tues June 30th 10.30-4.30pm: "Sheep to Shawl": Can we card and
spin the wool and knit a shawl in just one day? Come and cheer us on and help
- Mon July 6th: 10.00am-4pm: Felt Making Day School with Vicky Mulligan, local
artist, £25 including materials, teas and coffees. Places must be booked
in advance at The Folly.
- Tues Aug 4th: Make a sheep! Collage or felt a sheep souvenir of Settle
For more details on the "Lamb to Loom" exhibition, please see: Lamb
For a review of the exhibition by the British Wool Marketing Board (http://www.britishwool.org.uk/),
please see their press release
Celebrating North Craven Past and Present
Projects by groups in North Craven, inspired by the Museum of North Craven
Life's fascinating collection of local books, documents and photographs.
The ‘Archive Alive!’ project has been running since June 2008 at the Museum
of North Craven Life in Settle and culminates in an exhibition which runs
until June this year. The exhibition celebrates the wealth of fascinating
material contained in a collection of local archives and the innovative projects
which they have inspired. The collection, purchased recently with a Heritage
Lottery Fund grant, contains all sorts of books covering the archaeology,
geology, flora and dialect of Craven and many guidebooks to Craven, reflecting
the growth of tourism in the area as the railway network expanded. There are
also photographs, posters and pamphlets on a huge variety of themes.
More material from the "Celebrating North Craven Past and Present" exhibition is available here
An article on the Archive Alive! Exhibition appears in "Dales Heritage"
(Issue 10, April 2009, p3). A one-page PDF is available on this website
(PDF,482kb) with thanks and acknowledgements to the Dales Heritage partnership
Dales National Park Authority, Craven
District Council, Richmondshire
District Council and Yorkshire
Dales Millennium Trust. A pdf of the full issue is available on the Yorkshire
Dales National Park Authority website at: pdf
(5Mb); also via Craven
Museum & Gallery, Yorkshire Dales Millenium
Trust, or Yorkshire
Dales National Park Authority
Temporary Exhibitions for other years may be found by clicking on the relevant
- 2018 (Farms,Flags,Forges; Challenge and Change; Voices from the Land; 1918:The Long Last Mile; Life and Tradition in the Yorkshire Dales)
- 2017 (200 Years of Zion Chapel; Back in Settle:Pastimes in Past Times; Settle Captured in Wool; 1917:Mud and Misery; Tom Twistleton 100)
- 2016 (1916 Chronicles of Courage; Back in Settle; Zion Chapel)
- 2015 (Burton-in-Lonsdale's Potteries; 1915: Reality Hits Home; Textil/Juvel: Swedish Craft)
Nichols; Yorkshire Archaeological Society)
- 2014 (Journeys; The Great War)
- 2013 (Victoria Cave; Judith Bromley and Robert
- 2012 (Dalesman; Sam Dalby; Victoria Cave; Jubilee, 3xNorber)
- 2011 (Challenge and Change: 350 Years in the Life of A House and its Region)
- 2010 (Malham Family of Painters, Landscapes of the Ribble)
(Archive Alive; Sheep - Kate Lynch; Craven FA
- 2008 (Annie Farrer; Forest of Bowland; Horner Collection Photographs)
(Elgar's 150th birthday; Settle College centenary; Settle Orchestra 40th anniversary)
- 2006 ('Connections: artists and writers in North Craven'; Nov/Dec: Philippa Troutman)
- 2005 ('On the Home Front: North Craven in Wartime', Stitching the Story: Art Connections)
(A Century of Service, Education in Malhamdale)
- 2003 (Reginald Farrer, Celia King & Ruth Pavla Davey, Lillian Clark)
- 2002 (Jubilee celebrations, Settle Primary School; details unavailable for
this on this website at present)
- 2001 (Burton-in-Lonsdale Pottery, 1927 Eclipse; details unavailable for this
on this website at present)
Friday, 28-May-2010 09:09:14 BST