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Thirsk Hall and Zillah Bell Gallery

Tuesday 8th October 2019

11:30 - 16:00

Peter Hicks 'Foxgloves and half hidden objects' mixed media

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Our visit to Thirsk begins at Thirsk Hall where we will have a tour with the present owner, John Bell. Built as a merchant’s house in 1723, the Hall has later additions by John Carr who added a third central storey and two wings. There has never been a major dispersal sale of the contents, many of which have been in the house since the mid-18th century and photocopies and typescripts of Carr’s original accounts are available to view. John Bell has added a number of contemporary pieces to the collection including work by Anthony Earnshaw and Norman Ackroyd.

After a break for lunch we will reassemble at the Zillah Bell Gallery for a talk by Yorkshire-born landscape artist Peter Hicks, followed by an opportunity to view his exhibition at the gallery.

£20, includes guided tour and artist’s talk but not transport or lunch.


If travelling by train please let us know and we will try to arrange a lift from Thirsk station, which is some distance from the town centre. At time of writing there is a train from Leeds which arrives Thirsk at 10.56.