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 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.

For our Holy Week and Easter Retreat, we were pleased to host an exhibition of the paintings ‘The Journey’ by Peter Clare.  We are grateful to Westhill Endowment

and to Peter for the loan of this work.

To find out more about Peter Clare and the Westhill Endowment, please click on these links ;

URL: http://www.peterclare.co.uk/

URL: http://www.westhillendowment.org/

For our ‘Celebrating our Animals and Pets’ day in June, we were delighted to have an art exhibition by the children at Sowerby Primary School.  Vet Peter Wright is featured here with the pictures.  We are extremely grateful to the children for all if their hard work in producing this beautiful work.

There is another Gallery connected with Holy Rood House, at Old Sleningford Hall, in Mickley, near Ripon. Mrs Juliet Ramsden, Trustee 1981-2017 and now Patron 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.