ARTISTS from the around the UK are showcasing a monochromatic collection of prints, drawings, photography and ceramics inspired by rural life, human relationships and the natural world at the Kunsthuis Contemporary Art Gallery in Crayke.

The exhibiting printmakers Dawn Brooks and Andrew Dalton have interests spanning imagery which represents personal narratives and prints that are stark, intimate and expressive.

Draftsmen Sally Taylor and Stephen Carley affirm a desire to understand more about human relationships, as well as drawings created with "poor" materials such as dust, cardboard, chalk on blackboards, lead, chocolate, ashes and water.

Exhibiting photographers Tom Rodgers, Lucy Saggers and Steven Eric Parker have fascinations with urban and industrial landscape, making photographs in response to the home, and capturing rural life and the natural world.

The five selected black and white ceramicists; Penny Withers, Andrew Temple Smith, Catherine Warwick, Dianne Cross and Jin Eui Kim contrast elements of spontaneity and chance, unusual and striking shapes, decoration and scale, gradients in tone, spirals and waveforms and West African adobe architecture and architectural details which are highly exquisite pieces of individuality.

Kunsthuis' Gallery has also officially opened its permanent shop which includes handmade items from a wide range of local and talented arts and crafts makers showcasing contemporary interiors, a wide selection of beautiful jewellery, exquisite handmade books, a diverse range of ceramics, table accessories, photography and prints.

Kunsthuis Gallery is located at the Dutch House premises on the road between Crayke and Brandsby. The exhibition runs until March 20 and is open Wednesday to Sunday, from 10am to 5pm.

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