Outdoor Gallery

Open 24/7 (you might not like it in the dark though!)


Explore the mill and visit our outdoor gallery.

Featuring the work of 17 artists; Sunny Bank Mills studio holders, alongside previous exhibitors from our annual Ones to Watch exhibitions! All of the work is bright bold and colourful and guaranteed to put a smile on your face.

If you’re interested in discovering more about the history of the mill with children, you could also have a go at the mill trail: download the map here, and bring crayons or pencils for the brass rubbing panels.

“In the first lockdown, we started rethinking how to reach audiences and promote artists at a time when no-one could physically visit us the gallery. The wide open space at Weavers Yard has given us the opportunity to continue to promote artists and culture in lockdown, whilst at the same time animating our outdoor spaces. Visitors can now walk round the new Weavers Yard, look at the art and enjoy a little lockdown exercise.”

Jane Kay, Arts Director

The Artists