Somerville Gallery and the Coronavirus

Due to the current Coronavirus situation we have taken the sensible precaution to suspend formal opening hours of the Somerville Gallery in Otley. Whilst the foot count of visitors is usually not very heavy in a concentrated fashion, the nature of the screen panelling is such that close contact with other people is inevitable.

Should anyone wish to visit the Gallery we are quite happy to accommodate by appointment only for the time being.

By telephoning Ian or Jayne directly at the studio in Burley in Wharfedale : 01943 864349 arrangements can be made to suit most circumstances.

Ian will work solely from the studio for the time being.

We will keep the website updated with news as it develops and please don’t forget that most products can be distributed on line.

Launch of the painting “Burley in Wharfedale’

A very successful launch of the painting “Burley in Wharfedale’ took place at the switch on of the village lights at 4.30pm. This is the 16th anniversary year of this incredible event with it’s Christmas market supported by the Community Trust.

We were lucky to have the prime position in the Queens Hall to showcase the painting and the Chairman of the Trust, Duncan Ault gave a very rousing speech about us prior to Charlotte Leaming from Look North throwing the switch.

The very worthy prizewinners of the Schools Competition all collected their prizes and their works will be displayed at the Gallery in Otley within the formal exhibition.

Anyone wishing to purchase prints or related merchandise should do so by this website or direct email or phoning Somerville Arts.