Special Events

Special events & exhibitions

Archive & Other Stories 

A textile autobiography by thread artist Hayley Mills-Styles
15 September – 18 November 2018
Hayley Mills-Styles is a Yorkshire based artist working with embroidery. Her work has been exhibited in museums and heritage sites throughout the north. Using fabric and thread, she creates textile drawings and objects with an autobiographical theme. Archive & Other Stories brings together a collection of works inspired by the objects housed in Whitby Museum.
Hayley says “Both Whitby and the museum have played a significant part in my life story, as a child I visited the museum with my grandparents. I would spend hours looking at the cabinets of treasures, creating stories and learning about Whitby’s rich history.”
The common theme that runs throughout Hayley’s practice is memory; she creates stories about her own experiences that resonate deeply with the viewer. Textiles and embroidery offer Hayley a unique opportunity to present these stories in a way that draws in the audience, evoking memories of their own stories and textile memories.
Hayley describes her practice “My practice uses fabric and thread to tell stories, my aim in working with Whitby Museum was to interpret their collections in a different way. Each piece from the exhibition tells a story about my life, using pieces from the museum’s archive as a reference point.”
The exhibition opens on Saturday 15 September with a special event at 1.00pm where visitors can meet the artist and view the collection.

Pannett Art Gallery Exhibitions 2018

The Pannett Art Gallery is managed by Whitby Town Council . The programme for forthcoming exhibitions at the Art Gallery is given below. Admission is free. Information courtesy of the Art Gallery Curator, Ms. Helen Berry.

Please note, all information is correct at the time of writing but may be subject to change. Please phone before making a special journey to visit any exhibition. Tel. (01947) 600933. If no answer from this number, please try Whitby Town Council on (01947) 820227 or Email: pannett.gallery@whitbytowncouncil.gov.uk.

The Pannett Art Gallery website is at http://www.pannettartgallery.org

Sea Around Us

Whitby Art Society

Paintings by the Staithes Group

Havens & Harbours – Frank Henry Mason

Annie Bostwick

Fylingdales Group of Artists

Whitby Art Society – Self Portraits

Out of the Darkness

9 January – 19 March

23 March – 20 May

24 May – 10 June

15 June – 29 July

31 July – 2 September

4 September – 7 October

9 October – 4 November

6 November – Christmas

Pannett Park Events 2018

Whitby Museum is situated in the wonderful surroundings of Pannett Park.

To find out more about the Park and also about the work done by the Friends of Pannett Park take a look at their website https://www.pannettpark.co.uk/home

Easter in the Park Wednesday 4 April 11 am – 1.30pm
Pannett Day Wednesday 25 July 11 am – 3 pm
Halloween Wednesday 31 October 11am – 1pm
Christmas Tree Lights Wednesday 12 December 3.30pm – 5pm