Tag Archives: Brooklyn Studios

Crafts In The Pen

imageBrooklyn’s resident leather worker Cathy Edwards will be setting up shop at Crafts In The Pen at Skipton this weekend 21 & 22 November. The event takes place in Skipton Auction Mart.

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Exhibition at Artsmill

Two of our members have had work accepted for Artsmill’s Winter Fair this year.  The selling exhibition is over at Linden Mill in Hebden Bridge during late November, early December. Anna Gibson and Angie Rogers will both have 3 works on show and both have images chosen to go on the poster. It looks set to be a high quality show with a lot of interesting work on display. Looking forward to the preview on Sunday 22nd,  2 – 4 pm.

Poster-Artsmill

Brooklyn artist Hannah back in Antarctica

imageThis fabulous photo of tabular icebergs came today from our studio artist Hannah Lawson who works as an expedition leader and Zodiac driver on cruises to the polar regions and all sorts of other exotic places.

In between working trips Hannah can be found in her little studio space at Brooklyn making intricate wood engravings of the wildlife she encounters.

Salon Success

Our Salon was once again a great success with the opening on Friday night being particularly well attended. Cllr Christine Davenport the mayor of Hebden Royd opened the show and chief organiser and driving force Gay Wilsher gave an uplifting speech about the value of providing opportunities for non-professional artists to exhibit their work in public within a gallery setting.

We had some sales and also raised a decent sum from our refreshment donations to send to our special charity The Chernobyl Children’s Project.

Well done to all and many thanks to all those who gave so much time to making this event happen especially Gay.

Brooklyn Salon a great success

The salon turned out really well.  It was a new venture so we didn’t know quite what to expect. The final tally was 79 works of art by 40 artists from Hebden Royd, Halifax and Lancashire. The original idea for the salon came from studio member Gay Wilsher, way back in March.  Since then Gay has worked tirelessly to make it happen.  Here’s Gay with all the artworks at the start of the hanging process.

Hanging the many different styles and themes felt rather daunting at first but the team of willing and talented curators selected a very harmonious and interesting exhibition.


Under Gay’s brilliant leadership everyone in the studio group had input into the event and in particular Hannah Lawson, Annie Lawson, Angie Rogers, Sue Mitchell, Sakinah Haq and Lynda Thomas worked hard to install the pictures. The Friday night preview was opened by our Mayor, Councillor Scott Trickett who gave a warm and supportive speech and took a lively interest in the art works.

It was an unexpected and marvellously balmy evening for October (as you can see from the summery clothing on show).  The cool, airy space was well attended and visitors were very generous with their refreshment donations, no doubt encouraged by Cathy Edwards’ delicious selection of goodies. We collected £80 to donate to our favourite charity, The Chernobyl Children’s Project and have already sent off the cheque to them.

The exhibition remained busy throughout the weekend, welcomed by a changing team of invigilators (thanks to all who put the time in) and a number of paintings were purchased.

And here’s Hannah having a well earned rest after a very busy few days.