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News release - Issued by Kunsthuis

Kunsthuis Presents 'Zwart-Wit'

Artists from the UK showcase a monochromatic collection of prints, drawings, photography and ceramics inspired by rural life, human relationships and the natural world.

The exhibition runs from Friday 15th January – 20th March 2016 alongside our Gallery Shop which is open now. The Zwart-Wit Private View and Movie Night evening is on Friday 15th January 7-9.30pm.

Kunsthuis is open Wednesday - Sunday, 10am - 5pm.

Exhibition location: Kunsthuis Contemporary Art Gallery at Dutch house, Mill Green Farm, Crayke, York, North Yorkshire, YO61 4TT.

'Zwart-Wit' - A monochromatic collection of prints, drawings, photography and ceramics.

This winter, Kunsthuis Gallery welcomes a select group of innovative photographers, print-makers, draftsmen and ceramicists living in the UK who are leading in their field, producing highly unique and arresting work in Black and White. The exhibiting print-makers Dawn Brooks and Andrew Dalton have interests spanning imagery which represents personal narratives and prints that are stark, intimate and expressive. Draftsmen Sally Taylor and Stephen Carley affirm a desire to understand more about human relationships as well as drawings created with ‘poor’ materials such as dust, cardboard, chalk on blackboards, lead, chocolate, ashes and water. Exhibiting Photographers Tom Rodgers, Lucy Saggers and Steven Eric Parker have fascinations with urban and industrial landscape, making photographs in response to the home, and capturing rural life and the natural world.

The five selected black and white ceramicists; Penny Withers, Andrew Temple Smith, Catherine Warwick, Dianne Cross and Jin Eui Kim contrast elements of spontaneity and chance, unusual and striking shapes, decoration and scale, gradients in tone, spirals and waveforms and West African adobe architecture and architectural details which are highly exquisite pieces of individuality.

The Zwart-Wit (Black-White) exhibition inspires an inspirational Movie Night of Finding Vivian Maier, the critically acclaimed documentary about a mysterious nanny, who secretly took over 100,000 photographs that were hidden in storage lockers and discovered decades later, now regarded among the 20th century’s greatest photographers. The Private View and Movie Night event is on Friday 15th January 7-9.30pm in our cosy art cafe complete with log burner so you can relax and enjoy the film. The Film screening will begin 7.30pm sharp with a short interval for Tom Rodger's artist talk at 8.15pm. The documentary is 1h 24mins long.

Tickets are £10pp and include movie ticket, one drink and popcorn and can be purchased on our website under the events tab.

Zwart-Wit's exhibiting photographer Tom Rodgers will present an artist talk about the work he showcases in the gallery entitled Home. This series of work is the result of making photographs in each place that he has known as home. From the house he grew up in, through years at University and overseas, to the house that he lives in now, a house bought with his partner, that has seen the birth and growth of their first child and is the first place since that initial house he grew up in that he can lastingly and legitimately know as home.

Kunsthuis' Gallery also officially opens its permanent shop which presents beautiful handmade items from a wide range of local and talented Arts and Crafts makers showcasing contemporary interiors, a wide selection of beautiful jewellery, exquisite handmade books, a diverse range of ceramics, table accessories, photography and prints. You are invited to escape the hustle and bustle of York's busy streets, shop for unique and limited edition gifts and spread the New Year cheer here in the heart of the Yorkshire countryside.

For those who love walking there is a circular pathway that runs through the Dutch House and into the fields and woodland areas, along with lengthier walks in close proximity to the site. The perfect destination for the whole family this winter.

For further information about the Open View and exhibition please contact:

PR contact: Clare Nattress

Kunsthuis Gallery is located at the Dutch house premises on the road between Crayke and Brandsby. Running from Friday 15th January – 20th March 2016 Wednesday – Sunday 10am – 5pm.

Kunsthuis Gallery
T: 07495270007

Kunsthuis opened in May 2014. It is a brand new vibrant space to encounter both contemporary Dutch and British art. The gallery sells paintings, ceramics, bronze sculpture, jewellery and more. It is a bright and quiet space away from the hustle and bustle, perfect for relaxing and enjoying art.

Kunsthuis sits within Dutch house, Crayke. Owners Cecile Creemers and Sjaak Kastelijn moved to Yorkshire over six years ago and began running their Dutch café amidst a wildlife garden in 2010. Sjaak worked as Head Gardener for York Museums Trust when the couple first arrived in Yorkshire – he now focuses on the business full-time. Drawing inspiration from its wild surroundings, Kunsthuis offers something new to Yorkshire, presenting Dutch contemporary pieces alongside works by respected British artists.

Extra information:

Entrance to Dutch house and Kunsthuis is free. The site is part-wheelchair and child friendly. Dogs on leads are welcome into the garden and courtyard – well-behaved dogs can also come into the café. The delicious café menu caters for those on gluten free and vegan diets.