Celebrating Great Art in the North

The GREAT NORTH ART SHOW is an exciting and diverse open exhibition of contemporary art by professional northern artists, in the magnificent setting of Ripon Cathedral in North Yorkshire.  

The exhibition features some of the United Kingdom’s finest Painters, Illustrators, Printmakers, Photographers and Sculptors.  

Great North Art Show is Open Daily | 1st-23rd September 2018 | 10.00 am – 4.30 pm


Visit the exhibition for FREE


Ripon Cathedral 6.45 — 8.30pm

This is the first opportunity to see the show, and a chance to meet many of the exhibiting artists and enjoy a glass of wine with delicious canapes!

Presentation of this year’s prize winners will take place at 7.30pm.

Tickets £12 online or £15 on the door  (U16s free)

Everyone is welcome!

How to participate in this year’s event

If you have any queries, contact Wendy Orme | Email: info@greatnorthartshow.co.uk | Tel: 01765 603534 | 07803136067

Artists exhibiting in 2018

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Where is Ripon Cathedral?

Ripon Cathedral is in the centre of the small city of Ripon and is within easy walking distance from the market square, bus station and Ripon Museums. There are lots of local shops and places to eat within a short walk.

Our local Tourist Information office is in the Town Hall on Market Square. On Thursdays there is an open air market in Ripon’s Market Square.

From the bus station

Walk towards the public toilets and car park. The Cathedral is a short walk bearing right across the car park beside the bus station. You can often see the Cathedral’s towers high above the trees from the car park.

From market square

Kirkgate is a delightful local road which links the Cathedral with Ripon’s market square. Walk down the hill at the corner closest to the phone boxes, with the Skipton Building Society on the corner. Bear left and the Cathedral will soon be revealed.

Car parking

Car parking places are plentiful in Ripon.  From the A61 Ripon Bypass, follow signs for the Cathedral and look for the blue car park signs. The nearest car park to the Cathedral is off St Marygate with its entrance opposite the Prison Museum – set your SatNav to find HG4 1LX

The nearest train stations are Harrogate (11 miles), Thirsk (11 miles) and York (27 miles). To plan your rail journey, visit: www.nationalrail.co.uk/


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