Exhibitions & Events

PAST EXHIBITIONS: Peter Brown ‘Paintings of Harrogate’

19 March – 1 May 2021

One of the greatest plein-air painters of our time, Peter Brown, has braced the snow and lockdown to capture the beauty of Harrogate.
Brown, who is President of the New English Art Club, first became captivated by the distinct character of urban architecture and how it affects human interaction in Bath, where he lives.

PAST EXHIBITIONS: Andrew Hemingway ‘Still Life’

8 May – 19 June 2021

From his studio in North Yorkshire Andrew Hemingway has quietly become one of the most remarkable artists working in the tradition of still life painting. Using soft chalk pastels, he brings a visual language learnt from the Dutch old masters into contemporary life.

PAST EXHIBITIONS: Graeme Black ‘Trunk Show’

7 May – 19 June 2021

Graeme Black’s paintings come from a life of looking for ways to connect what he sees with what he feels, the materiality of objects seen with the sensations of forms experienced.

PAST EXHIBITIONS: Elliot Walker ‘Plenty’

25 June – 7 August 2021

We are delighted to present Elliot Walker’s debut solo show at Messums Yorkshire. Plenty is an irreverent look at our culture of excess, a new series of sculpture inspired by Dutch 17th Century Vanitas paintings.


25 June – 7 August 2020

Born in York, where Jake first studied painting, he graduated from Liverpool College of art and went on to study at Royal Academy Schools.

PAST EXHIBITIONS: Alexander Lindsay ‘Scotland, Bonnie Broukit Bairn’

14 August – 25 September 2021

Photographer Alexander Lindsay’s aim is to transport his audience to experience the landscape and be moved by it, in the same way that he was at the time of being there.