Art in the Park

Our ‘Art in the Park’ display is in the centre of the park, with a few additional pieces on display in the cafe.

The 2022 theme of ‘Wild Rowntree Park’ invited local artists to submit pieces of work that celebrate wild aspects of the park.  Despite being an urban park close to the city centre, there is a vast amount of biodiversity. Our volunteers, who care for specific areas of the park and we fund, are focused on helping pollinators, using more native planting where possible, and also considering low maintenance and flood resilient planting.   We are also developing a new ‘Wildlife Area’ toward the Butcher Terrace side of the park that will include a pond, bog garden, orchard, wildflower meadow, and more. We welcome people to get involved in this community project (or any of our volunteer opportunities).

Some of the artwork on display will be available to purchase. Many of the artists have kindly agreed we can sell items using their art including such as notecards, prints, and calendars – any profit raised goes back into our charity who help maintain and improve the park.  

Keep an eye on this page for details of what we will have for sale. We are likely to be selling items in the lead up to Christmas both online (with local pick up preferred but postage will be available) and via occasional stalls in the cafe.

If you are interested in specific pieces, it is worth dropping us a line with some info as we will only be printing some of the art and your views may help influence this –

In addition to the 2022 Art in the Park display, we have some limited edition prints from the Centenary Art in the Park display that was previously in the park (below). These are currently available as A4 prints and notecards.

Art work on this page:
Top – Nicola Harper
Middle left to right – Adele Karmazyn, Fiona Kemp, Trish Fletcher
Bottom – Adele Karmazyn, Helen Atkinson, Guy Ruston

Artists featured in Art in the Park 2022:

WozzopFriends of Rowntree ParkDigital Composite
Donna Maria Taylor“Through the trees – Rowntree Park”Acrylic on board
Jane DukeWinter LightLinoprint
Guy RustonWildelicDigital illustration
Trish FletcherThe Magical PondMixed Media
Fiona KempTranquillityA3 Ink drawing
Christine WelhamDrake on Mercury’s WaterWatercolour painting
Carolyn ColesIf You Go Down To The WoodsPlein air, acrylic on canvas board
Richard GarnhamHedgehog in the wildAcrylic
Jo YeatesGolden FieldsMixed media: paper paint and stitch
AftonGod Save the Queen BeeNeo-expressionism 
Emily HumphreysA wild whimsyAcrylic on Canvas
Mandi GrantColourful CapersAcrylic on Canvas
Nicola HarperLunch by the lakeFree machine embroidery, appliqué and acrylic on calico
Debbie WatsonDaffodil DaysAcrylic/oil pastel/pen on paper
Emma FeneleyThe Reading CafeRecycled paper collage
Rebecca MasonClematis in the ParkOriginal artwork is Batik on cotton
John HumphreysSwanAcrylic on Canvas
Adele KarmazynThe Boating LakeDigital Photo Montage
Esther MaughanPark Life
Debbie WatsonDaffodil DaysAcrylic/oil pastel/pen on paper
Kate Hignett (Cafe)Wild Rowntree ParkLinoprint
Tanya McClelland (Cafe)Plants seeds
Emma Frost (Cafe) Millennium BridgeAcrylic on Canvas