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 have recently exhibited a collection of embroideries by Pamela Pavitt,

called “Meaningful Embroideries”. They focused upon Creation and

the Environment and Peace and Reconciliation.

Exhibition was on loan from Westhill Endowment Charity

Another recent exhibition was a collection of icons and landscapes by Rev’d Andrew de Smet, entitled ‘Divine Light and Life’.  Andrew is an Anglican priest and counsellor/psychotherapist.  He paints icons in the traditional manner using egg tempera.  His landscapes are in acrylic and pastels.