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.”
Jake Mullins featured in Ones to Watch 2017, as well as Establish | Emerge (also 2017). His work depicts realistic still life compositions of private and public interiors capturing the small, beautiful details of everyday life.Find out more
Jenny Beard featured in Ones to Watch 2018 and 2019. Jenny is a painter working within contemporary painting, and her process is built upon automatic drawing, using digital tools to create and manipulate sketches. Abstract imagery is used to explore optical space, depth, and flatness.Find out more
Jack Gaunt is a photographer specialising in wildlife photography.Find out more
Julia Pomeroy featured in Ones to Watch 2020 and was selected for the Ones to Watch Residency. She is interested in transforming personal and seemingly ordinary everyday scenes into compelling depictions through large oil paintings.Find out more
Katie Bennett Rice
Katie Bennett-Rice featured in Ones to Watch 2020 and was selected for the Ones to Watch Residency. Katie creates large scale pen drawings inspired by nature and marine landscape.Find out more
Nel Whatmore is a Twisting Gallery studio holder. Nel Whatmore is an award winning artist who works in Pastels and Oils. She is a regular exhibitor at Chelsea Flower show and has exhibited and sold work for 30 years internationally.Find out more
Vanessa Plews featured in the Potential of Pattern 2020.
Vanessa Plews is an artist and textile designer working both from home and from her studio at Cornmill Art Space in Ilkley.
Des Pattison is an artist and printmaker. He makes work that combines print, paint, drawing, and collage.
Sarah Chandler is a Twisting Gallery studio holder. Sarah’s many talents include being an artist in inks and other mediums, a professional musician and a composer (film and concert scores).Find out more
Zoe Eady is a Spinning Mill studio holder. Zoë is a glass artist specialising in traditional and modern stained glass windows. She is also a laser cutting aficionado!Find out more
Jane Walkley is a Spinning Mill studio holder. Jane is a visual artist exploring the interplay between place, memory & attachment. Blending jesmonite and woven tapestry.Find out more
Jenna Coulthard is is a Spinning Mill studio holder. She is a textile designer, printmaker, our screen printing tutor and mural artist.Find out more
Mel Davies is a Spinning Mill studio holder. He is a painter working with oils. He has exhibited extensively at Sunny Bank Mills Gallery. His work is bold, bright, and full of hidden myths and narratives. He is also our life drawing tutor.Find out more
El Riordan is a Spinning Mill studio holder. She is a textile designer and printmaker running her own business.Find out more
Helen Dryden is a Spinning Mill studio holder. She is a contemporary visual artist, painter and curator. She creates drawings and paintings with atmospheric or emotional resonance, which can often veer into absurdity.Find out more
Clare Lane is a Spinning Mill studio holder. She is an artist working with textiles and a lecturer at Leeds Arts University.Find out more
Mairi Beaton is a Spinning Mill studio holder. She is an artist, graphic designer and our life drawing tutor.Find out more