Full of Character (Heart Gallery)
Hebden Bridge
May 26, 2024
Partner activities
11:00 - 16:00 Mon-Fri, Sun, 11:00 - 17:00 Sat

Everyone loves a good character! They make up the backbone of our creative and social history, whether it be the now controversial Punch and Judy, the latest children’s animation series or that bloke down the pub who always has a good tale to tell! Full of Character is a term used when people want to emphasise that someone, or something, has a strong personality or personality trait. We want to create an exhibition that explores UK artists’ interpretation of the word ‘character’ in all its wonderful guises.

Full of Character seeks to bring together wall art, print, sculpture, homewares and jewellery in a colourful celebration of the eccentric, the bonkers, the cute and maybe even the slightly sinister. We invite you to join us in creating a showcase that explores the best bits of UK humour, the whimsy and society. As with all our exhibitions, this show is only open to UK based artists and designer-makers.

Heart Gallery first opened its doors in the picturesque town of Hebden Bridge in September 2006. The gallery is now a much-loved destination on Market Street for those seeking original artwork, unique jewellery, contemporary craft and carefully curated collections of stationery and gifts. Heart Gallery showcases around 90 emerging and established UK based artists, designers and makers which guarantees that quality and originality is always on display.

Nestled between the rolling hills and the breath-taking gritstone landscapes of West Yorkshire, Heart Gallery occupies part of a former Baptist Chapel, an absolute gem of a building situated in its own grounds. Sympathetically restored by its owner Alison Bartram and her husband Bart, Heart Gallery offers its visitors a peaceful and serene space in which to browse.

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