About Great North Art Show
Great North Art Show is a Not For Profit Charitable Trust set up to promote Contemporary Art in the North of England. Registered Charity Number 1137814. Companies House No. 07017284.
The Great North Art Show is held every September in the magnificent surroundings of Ripon Cathedral. The show was originally inspired by an idea to promote quality Contemporary Art in the North – make it accessible to all – and affordable. It now has an established reputation as one of the premier visual arts exhibitions in the North of England presenting work by some of its finest professional and emerging artists. Every year we welcome thousands of visitors from across Great Britain and from overseas.
The Great North Art Show’s philosophy is to present a fresh and exciting show, that encompasses a broad blend of disciplines, from painters, printmakers, illustrators, photographers, sculptors, ceramicists to video filmmakers; which, at times, will challenge the public perception of what is known as “the Visual Arts” – and yet it will always produce something new for the public to view.
As a charitable trust the Great North Art Show has been able to succeed and develop because of the generosity of individuals, through sponsorship and donations, and the enthusiasm of the hundreds of thousands of visitors and supporters, who have come to look at Art in the Cathedral over the last seventeen years.
With this in mind, the Great North Art Show will continue in its endeavours to uphold the traditions behind open public exhibitions bringing top quality art to all – whilst embracing the exciting natural evolution of Art and all it offers in the future.
Viscountess Fenella Mountgarret
The Lord Crathorne
The Hon Mrs Susan Cunliffe-Lister
Dr Ingrid Roscoe
Jane Redfern PR – 07724 131179 – firstname.lastname@example.org – www.janeredfern.co.uk