Exhibitions & Events

NORTHERN VOICES: Artist Narbi Price

Narbi Price is a painter. Born 1979 in Hartlepool, he lives and works in Gateshead and Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. He was the Journal Culture Awards Visual Artist of the Year 2018, and the winner of the Contemporary British Painting Prize 2017.

NORTHERN VOICES: Furniture Maker Ian ‘Mouseman’ Cartwright

Interview with Ian ‘Mouseman’ Cartwright’, head carpenter and great grandson of Robert ‘Mouseman’ Thompson who founded Robert Thompson’s Craftsmen Ltd the oak furniture company famous for it’s great craftsmanship and the handcarved mouse on each piece they make.

NORTHERN VOICES: Art Collector Hugo Burge

Hugo Burge is the owner and led an 8 year restoration of Marchmont House, winner of Sothebys Historic House restoration award of the year in 2018. Hugo has plans to now bring it alive as ‘a Home for Makers and Creators’ in the Scottish Borders. He is also a sculpture collector and has a passion for the arts and crafts movement.

NORTHERN VOICES: Artist Jake Attree

Yorkshire’s geology, history and culture are woven into Jake Attree’s creative DNA, but while he was born in the North and lives there still, Attree dislikes the term “northern artist”, if only because it is hopelessly limited.

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.