Linton Court Gallery, Duke Street, Settle


 North Craven 
 Heritage Trust 
This compact picture gallery in the Pennines was founded in 1980 by Hugh and Ann Carr, with much encouragement from Norman Adams RA and his wife Anna Brill, of Horton in Ribblesdale. Almost as soon as the gallery was launched, with an inaugural exhibition of the paintings of Norman Adams, Hugh died but Ann decided to persist with the project which they had begun together.

Over the years the gallery has grown in recognition, and become well known for its encouragement of young artists, in particular those who are working in the north of England.

All of the arts find their niche at Linton Court. Pottery, sculpture and tapestry often share in the exhibitions of painting. Poetry readings are a regular feature and recently a buzz of French conversation could be heard as the Settle French Circle prepared for a visit to the Banyuls celebration.

An annual feature in Settle, until recently, has been the Winter Show of local talents, and close relations have grown up between Linton Court and the schools of the area, particularly the High School. For the last few years the High School has staged a display of the work of its students, this year including the impressive results of a visit from a professional paper sculptor who helped the students to produce an intriguing life sized population of paper and cardboard citizens of diverse character.

A local gallery supports local talent wherever it may be found. Such talents belong to four young artists from Settle High School who displayed their works this spring, before starting their professional training at Harrogate Art College.

Exhibitions for the rest of 1994 comprise:

2nd July—31st July Katharine Holmes, Peter Layzel—paintings, Claudia Rankin—sculpture

6th Aug.—28th Aug. Susan Pontefract, Kate Rose, Sheila Tilmouth, Joceline Wickham—paintings

3rd Sept.—2nd Oct. Jo Aris, Karen Wallbank—paintings, Jenny Cowern—works in felt, paintings and drawings

26th Nov.—18th Dec. Christmas Exhibition.


Sissinghurst 1, water-colour by Jo Aris.

Jo Aris, who was born in Northumberland, divides her time between teaching at Leeds College of Art and Design (formerly the Jacob Kramer College) and working as a professional artist. She will be exhibiting at Linton Court Gallery during the autumn.

Sissinghurst 1, water-colour by Jo Aris.