Dive In: celebrating 450 years of Harrogate’s mineral springs
September 18th 2021 to March 27th 2022
Plunge in to this exhibition to discover how Harrogate has been shaped by its legendary waters. Encounter images from the town’s spa history, alongside works of contemporary art that explore broader themes of water, history, health and healing.
Opening with historic views of Harrogate spa, the exhibition highlights artwork by some of Britain’s leading contemporary artists, including Caroline Walker’s paintings set in a Budapest thermal baths where public and private spaces overlap; Serena Partridge’s tiny textile works that blur fact and fiction in Harrogate’s past, and Kate Mellor’s photographs that ponder the relationship between photography, history and truth during an illusory quest through European spa towns.
The exhibition features even works by the art students of the htk academy Hamburg Josefine Buckenhauer, Sarah Dillon, Nicola Maas, Eva Prühs and Charlotte Uhlemann, which were created as part of an art project organised by The European Spa.
Mercer Art Gallery
Harrogate HG1 2SA
Telephone 01423 556188
Open daily 10.00 – 16.00 (please check our facebook page for updates before your visit).