Explore the geography and rich wildlife of the River Rye through a new art exhibition in partnership with North York Moors National Park, Howardian Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the 'Ryevitalise' Landscape Partnership. New films show the social history of the river's local area and photography and artwork by John Arnison and Paula Hickey are on display.
The Ryedale landscape has been shaped by the River Rye and its people over millennia. In this exhibition visitors can hear from people whose lives are affected by the river and explore artist’s responses to the Rye. People are intrinsically drawn to water - it is vital to our existence. We look to it not just through necessity but also for recreation. Rivers also have the power to devastate. In nature there is constant interaction between materials, processes, form, time and space. If we alter any of these the river adjusts accordingly: cause and effect.
John’s images capture the beauty of water in motion and evoke the sense of awe we feel in it’s powerful presence. He has also photographed some of the people whose lives are directly connected to the river, capturing them within their immediate environment.
Paula’s work also visualises the beauty and liveliness of the river and the patterns it makes. She hopes to generate a felt response akin to the experience of being in the presence of water.
Normal admission applies
Nunnington Hall - National Trust Opening Hours
Tues - Sun 10.30 - 5pm
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