The Station, Richmond, 27 May to 15 June. Daily: 09.00 - 21.00, and Catterick Library (please check website for opening times: www.northyorks.gov.uk/libraries)
A double exhibition of artworks by students from Risedale Sports and Community College in Catterick and seven neighbouring primary schools: Hipswell, Colburn, Michael Sydall, Carnagill, Wavell, Le Cateau and Brompton on Swale. This project is linked to the Swaledale Festival schools concert given by the National Youth Jazz Orchestra at Catterick Garrison. Students have been studying the music, the culture and the colourful characters associated with jazz over the last 100 years, and then creating artworks inspired by them.
GUY CARPENTER - 'DALES PEOPLE AND PLACES'
Hudson House Gallery, Reeth, 28 May to 11 June, 10.00 - 16.00.
Guy Carpenter is a professional photographer based in Richmond. He enjoys photographing not only the impressive landscapes of the Yorkshire Dales, but also the people and activities that make it the fascinating place it is today.
MICHAEL BILTON and LESLEY KNEVITT - 'HIS AND HERS: A DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE'
National Parks offices in Bainbridge, 27 May to 28 July, weekdays 08.30 - 16.30, Saturdays (27 May and 3 June only) 10.00 - 15.00.
Mike Bilton and Lesley Knevitt live and paint in Swaledale and Wensleydale respectively and they have different but complementary ways of capturing the colours and tones of their surroundings. Here they present new paintings that represent very personal interpretations of the landscapes that inspire them.
Mike and Lesley will be pleased to discuss their work on Saturday 27 May and Saturday 3 June at the exhibition.
RACHEL ANTILL, RICHARD BARNES, EMILY HARPER AND FREYA HORSLEY - 'NOTHERN FORCE'
Gunnerside Village Hall, 27 May to 10 June, 10.00 - 14.00 daily.
Four outstanding Northern artists present work in response to their exploration of the Dales and Moors. Their genetic, adventurous and challenging images, using colour, line, texture and mark-making, express the wild and independent nature of this dramatic region.
Leyburn Arts and Community Centre, 27 May to 18 June, weekdays 10.00 - 17.00, Saturdays 10.00 - 16.00.
An eclectic exhibition of paintings and other artworks by talented local artists.
JOY AND FRIENDS
East Windy Hall Gallery, Arkengarthdale Road, Reeth, 27 May to 11 June, Mondays to Saturdays 11.00 - 17.00, Sundays 14.00 - 17.00.
A retrospective exhibition celebrating the work of Arkengarthdale artist/sculptor Joy Bently who sadly passed away last winter.
Exhibitions at Joy's East Windy Hall Gallery have been a regular feature of the Festival fortnight. Works by her many artist friends are included in this tribute to the much respected Dales' artist.