Harewood House's Terrace Gallery - bringing contemporary art to its visitors
Harewood House's new visual arts programme for 2010 celebrates the 21st anniversary of the Terrace Gallery.
The gallery was the first dedicated contemporary art space established in the setting of a country house.
Throughout its 250 year history, contemporary artists have been drawn to Harewood and its grounds.
Harewood has, for years, supported artists in creating an environment where innovation thrives with a legacy of world-class collections.
In 1989 the Terrace Gallery was established at Harewood by artist/curator Diane Howse: a radical gesture in its day, now a much more common feature in stately homes.
To celebrate the 21st anniversary of the Terrace Gallery, twenty-one leading artists, writers, curators, performers and others have been invited to respond to the collections at Harewood, throwing new light on objects, themes and locations specially selected by them from across the House and gardens.
The Terrace Gallery has commissioned and shown work by many leading British and international artists including Mark Wallinger, Anya Gallaccio, Marc Quinn, Sidney Nolan, Andy Goldsworthy, Leo Fitzmaurice, Laura Ford and Bill Viola.
The items chosen will form part of a special exhibition to mark the anniversary, cunningly-titled Twenty-One. The exhibition opens on Saturday 3 July 2010 and continues until Sunday 19 September 2010.
The Terrace Gallery at Harewood House is open daily during the main season (2 April to 31 October 2010) from 10.30am - 4pm and entry is free with either a Freedom or Below Stairs & Grounds Ticket.