Holy Rood House

Time and Space for Expression

Exhibition Gallery

The Gallery was set up in 2003 as part of The Centre for the Study of Theology and Health, which takes seriously the interface between the arts and theology.  Since then we have had many and varied exhibitions, photographic, sculptures and paintings.  The space is available for groups or individuals to show their work if there are links with the wider work of Holy Rood House and the Theology Centre.  For example local Mental Health Groups have exhibited their art work.  Also individual artists with an interest in spirituality have exhibited their work.  Sometimes exhibitions have been fun and light - others are more serious and reflective.  We have also housed the York Diocesan Slavery Photographic Exhibition during the Wilberforce centenary.

Exhibitions usually run for one month.  There is always an exhibition on during the Thirsk Festival in July.

We are currently exhibiting a collection of paintings entitled ‘Consider the Lilies’ by artist Anita Sowden.  Anita’s paintings are being sold in support of the new carers facility at Holy Rood House.  Please click here for more information.

There is another Gallery connected with Holy Rood House, at Old Sleningford Hall, in Mickley, near Ripon. Mrs Juliet Ramsden, the longest serving Trustee of Holy Rood House, runs Art Courses there in support of the healing work of Holy Rood House. Click here for the web-site link.