Art Connections is a Chrysalis Arts project providing a range of services for visual artists in York, North Yorkshire and beyond.



Chrysalis Arts have developed and received funding for a new project as part of our Slow Art strand. Fabric of Place is a community based, artist in residence project, based in a specific area of the Yorkshire Dales National Park – Reeth, and the surrounding area of Swaledale – and draws upon themes of placemaking and local distinctiveness.  The two-year project will pilot a creative process that allows sufficient time for participating … Read More →


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Following successful fundraising, we’re delighted that Art Unpacked is back. The first exhibition in the new series is Marvellous Mechanicals, which will open at The Art Depot, as part of North Yorkshire Open Studios.  MARVELLOUS MECHANICALS 26 May – 11 June 2017 Starts at the Art Depot, Gargrave then touring venues in North Yorkshire & East Lancashire A celebration of the makers and tinkerers who explore movement in their art. Featuring a range of … Read More →



We are pleased to announce that 131 artists have been selected to take part in North Yorkshire Open Studios 2017. A mix of established and emerging talent will be included, from an artist creating land art in a private woodland through to eleven new painters, four new ceramicists and three installation artists. We know that NYOS visitors like to see familiar faces and, equally, to be surprised by the work of new … Read More →


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A chance to discuss your work with an experienced curator in a private and supportive setting. Each session lasts approximately 45mins. Places are limited – early booking is advised. Cost: £25 1:1 ADVICE SESSIONS FOR MAKERS with Artistic Director, Craft Centre and Design Gallery, Leeds: Hayley Walker The Art Depot, Gargrave: 6 March 2017 1:1 ADVICE SESSIONS FOR FINE ARTISTS with Fine Art Curator, Educator and Artist: Martyn Lucas  The Art … Read More →