Art Galleries in Harrogate
From contemporary pieces at the Walker Galleries on Montpellier Parade, modern pieces at RedHouse Originals on Cheltenham Mount through to classic 19th and 20th century collections at the Mercer Art Gallery on Swan Road, you can lose hours enjoying paintings new and old in Harrogate galleries.
The Montpellier Quarter is home to the 'Antiques and Art Centre of the North': with many quality antique shops and art galleries.
Venture down to Swan Road and you will discover The Mercer Art Gallery which is the home to Harrogate districts fine art collection and you can enjoy a range of pieces that are rotated throughout the year as new exhibitions unfold.
The gallery consists of some 2000 works of art, mainly from the 19th and 20th centuries. The collection includes works by William Powell Frith, Atkinson Grimshaw, Sir Edward Burne-Jones, Dame Laura Knight, Alan Davie and many more. The collection is not on permanent display. There is a changing exhibition programme in each of the two gallery spaces which ranges from national touring exhibitions of painting, photography, sculpture and crafts to exhibitions from the permanent collections to displays by local artists.
In our reception entrance, we are proud to be displaying a wonderful Giclee Print from a paper cut created by Anita Bowerman called "Enjoy Harrogate".
Anita Bowerman is the official Yorkshire Artist for the 2015 Tour de Yorkshire.
Anita has worked as a professional artist for over 20 years and is well known for her vivid use of colour in her paintings and her intricate paper cut work. The piece we have in our entrance is an intricate paper cut of Harrogate as a birds-eye view map displaying some of the towns best known landmarks including the Royal Hall, Bettys, Valley Gardens, the Royal Baths and many more, including the location of her art studio. where Anita can give you a private tour or even an art class if you want?
The original map took 3 months to research and hand cut from one piece of paper. It features all the prominent buildings and attractions in Harrogate and even shows detail of some people on the streets generally enjoying themselves.
This map is available to order as a print in more colours and in the following sizes A4 £35, A3 £55, A2 £125 and A1 £185. Please order in the gallery, via the website www.anitabowerman.co.uk or by phone 07760157046. Anita told us...
"I am absolutely delighted that a large print of my first paper cut map of Harrogate will be hanging in the reception area of the Harrogate Lifestyle Apartments. By sheer coincidence I named it 'Enjoy Harrogate' when I first designed and hand cut this a few years ago. The visitors of these stunning, perfectly located serviced apartments, can now use this map as a reference to discover interesting places to visit and enjoy in our historical town. Pop in to see other prints, paintings and cushions at my gallery The Dove Tree Art Studio just round the corner"
The Dove Tree Art Studio is situated very near to our apartments just off Cheltenham Mount at Back Granville Road HG1 1AB.
Anita would be more than happy to discuss her availability to give our guests at Harrogate Lifestyle Apartments a Private Tour of the Studio during your stay. You could even have a Half/Full Day Art Course!
Simply contact Anita via her website prior to your arrival to find out more. Alternatively you could pop in during your visit to view or purchase from her collection should you find a piece you want to take home.