The Swinton Foundation
The Swinton Foundation is a charitable trust that supports artists, entrepreneurs and communities in the Yorkshire Dales and surrounding area, helping regenerate the rural landscape and with the Swinton Estate providing a base as a catalyst for further enterprise and development.
Current initiatives include supporting New Lights , a charity formed in 2010 to promote and support emerging young artists in contemporary art in the North of England.
A fundraising exhibition was held at Swinton Park on 17th June – 4th July 2013 with a selection of the North’s most talented established artists (including Norman Ackroyd RA CBE) on display and for sale.
The Swinton Foundation is supporting New Lights with the Swinton Foundation Prize which was awarded to Christopher Hall at the charity’s bi-annual exhibition at the Mercer Art Gallery, Harrogate in September 2013. Christopher Hall now has his own exhibition at Swinton Park in the new bar exhibition gallery space, and he will also be painting a picture for one of the hotel’s 31 bedrooms. Other New Lights artists will also be exhibiting later in 2014.
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We’re looking forward to Mothering Sunday on 30th March and are delighted to report that Spring has arrived! The snowdrops are out, new season’s rhubarb is coming up and the bluebells won’t be far behind. We’ve a tempting selection of celebratory treats for Mothers to enjoy on the day itself, as well as gift vouchers for a wide range of activities, available from our online shop.
We are also hoping a late Easter will bring warm weather for our first Deerhouse Lunches and Dinners of 2014 – including a new Barbecue Cook & Lunch course, to polish up your grilling skills ready for summer.