Day out in Harrogate

Lovely day spent in Harrogate today with Mrs W. We thought we’d be tourists and plan the visit using trip advisor which recommended the Mercer Gallery and Valley Gardens. Amazingly I have never walked through Valley Gardens before and what a delight it is. Harrogate is very fortunate to have such a beautiful park with so many recreational activities available, every town should have one of these.

The Mercer Gallery has an exhibition of young artists’ work, New Lights. It’s a biennial exhibition to showcase work by young artists from Northern England with some top notch sponsors. Really well worth a visit with such a range of brave and innovative ideas. It runs until the 17th November.

This piece is by Josie Jenkins winner of the Valeria Sykes Prize – £10,000 and support to develop as a professional artist.  This from The Independent

There was also this piece by Sarah Harris who was one of the artists exhibiting in the Ilkley Art Trail