A new exhibition of contemporary crafts and art opens at the Dales Countryside Museum in Hawes this week.

Called ‘Textures, Light and Inspiration’, the work is being staged by Brigantia, which is a collection of art and craft workers from the Yorkshire Dales, North York Moors, Wolds, and coastal areas. It runs from 28 March to 14 April.

The group takes its name from the ancient name for this part of England – the Brigantes being renowned for their craft working skills.

Museum manager Fiona Rosher said, “We are very pleased to be hosting the latest exhibition created by this group of artists and makers. The exhibition will feature a wide range of contemporary crafts and art, reflecting the landscapes and environment within which they were created.”

Exhibitors include: Trez by Design, Elisabeth Bailey, Wold Pottery, Liz Ogden Jewellery, Nouveau Stained Glass, Graculus Sculptures, Christine Shaw Textiles, Broomhead Design, Tiswood, Bags & Bits by BMJ, Sew Necessary, Clare’s Creations, Mike Brown Art, The Red Corvid, Wood Dragon Arts, Naturally Smart Skincare and Julie Ward Potter.

The Museum, which is owned by the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority, is open daily between 10am and 5pm. Entry charges are £4 for adults and £3.50 for concessions and groups of 12 people or more, while children visit free. With a museum ticket you can also claim a discount at other attractions in Hawes.

More information about the group can be found on the Brigantia website at www.brigantia.co.uk

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