Day: November 27, 2017

Unobtania – A new exhibition by Peter Robson at Batley Art Gallery

Unobtania poster

Our next exhibition by artist Peter Robson, which launches on Friday 1st December (6pm to 8pm) – we hope that you’ll be able to join us.

Peter Robson’s ‘Unobtania’ presents politically driven events in order to provoke questions about those in power or indeed those that have grabbed power. “For many years I have been involved in social issues and I consider myself an activist. I have never tried to separate this from my art, and indeed, it clearly informs my work. I believe that the artist has an absolute responsibility to represent what is happening in the world.”

The exhibition runs until 27th January; please be aware that the gallery will be subject to seasonal closing in line with the Kirklees library service.

Terrifying Teddies COMPETITION

Enter our ‘Terrifying Teddies’ competition and win an arty prize! We’d like you to pop in during opening hours and collect a teddy – they’re lovely and cuddly but we’d like you to get them ready for Halloween. DO YOUR WORST!! … stitch and sew, use glue and paint; we’d like to see you create your very own Frankenstein’s Monster, zombie or vampire. Return the teddy to us by 21st October and we’ll pop it on display in time for the Halloween half term. Winners will be announced on 28th October, after which you’re welcome to pop back in to collect your teddy.

We have limited stocks of teddy bears – some plain, some with names on their bellies. Once the teddies have run out, there’ll be no more. Drop Mark an email at if you’d like one reserving for collection later.