At UpCo we have regular exhibitions of work in our upstairs room. In our first year we have hosted work by Dan Broughton and Roo Waterhouse as well as a joint showing of work inspired by outdoor sports, featuring Heather Dawe, Graham Pilling and Sarah Fuller. Our upcoming 'Vision Up' exhibition details are below.

UpCo Gallery opening times:

There is usually someone in the building Monday – Friday who can show you the gallery, but it helps if you get in touch to let us know through the contact page when you will be coming to see the exhibition. We will also be trying to have the exhibition open every Saturday between 1pm and 4pm. 

Vision Up • 7 October 2023 

Art exhibitions, otherwise known as paintings on walls to look at… except this one isn’t like that. From October 7th 2023, UpCo in Otley will host an exhibition of art made around the theme of looking at things differently, and specifically through visual impairment: work that can be seen, touched and stroked, even art to be looked at in the dark. This is three artists playing with how art can be experienced – landscapes, reliefs, tactile surfaces that invite you to do more than just look.

There will be a Vision Up opening with all three artists and live music on Saturday 7th Ocotber. Then on Thursday 26th October Vision Up will continue the show’s theme with an evening concert by comedian and member of the Young ‘Uns David Eagle. And on November 9th, artist and teacher Shane Green will lead a drawing and painting class that will encourage us to look differently, playing with darkness to find new approaches to making work.

The three artists are Shane Green, Jim Adamson and Mick Jaques.

Limited tickets for the David Eagle concert available in the UpCo shop.