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Create:Tour with Phoenix Dance Theatre

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Young Curators half term takeover!

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Rural Arts saw a buzz of activity over Half Term last week, with our studio taken over by a group of young people working with professional craft artists as part of an exciting new project…


Earlier this spring, Rural Arts received Heritage Lottery funding for a project called ‘Young Curators’, through which 15 young people have the chance to learn more about their heritage and history, interpreting this through the development of their own artwork. April saw the launch of the project with a visit to the Helmsley Archaeology Store guided by curator Susan Harrison, followed by a chance to explore Rievaulx Abbey. We were given a fascinating insight into the history of medieval glass and ceramics. In early May we had a visit from Archaeologist John Buglass at the Courthouse, learning how to record and identify finds from excavations. Half term week brought the chance for the group to work with ceramicist Gordon Broadhurst and glass artist Jane Littlefield. On Wednesday Gordon showed the gro…