Featured Exhibition

Winter 2020

Welcome to Gavagan Art. The gallery presents temporary exhibitions of modern and contemporary art from April to December each year. ...

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Featured Exhibition

Winter 2020 - Occasional Days

The gallery will be open on occasional Saturdays during the winter months 2020. Please check the Home Page for details. ...

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Gavagan Art

January 2020


Please Note: The gallery is in a historic building and there

are a number of steps leading to the gallery.




Please see Current Exhibition Pages.

The gallery will reopen later in spring.



Privacy Policy 

Gavagan Art is committed to protecting your privacy and security.
This privacy policy explains how and why we use your personal data and is intended to help ensure that you remain informed and in control of your information.

About us
Gavagan Art was established in 2010 and is currently based in Settle, North Yorkshire. Gavagan Art Gallery is located in the Town Hall building in the centre of Settle, the gallery presents temporary exhibitions of modern and contemporary from April to December each year.

Our address: Gavagan Art, Town Hall, Settle, North Yorkshire BD24 9EJ.
Tel. Mobile: 07799797961 - www.gavaganart.com info@gavaganart.com

Personal data
We collect email addresses in the gallery and on our website.
The email address and name you give when you sign up to receive communications from us ensures that you hear directly about our exhibitions and events.  
If you purchase work from the gallery and receive a written receipt, we will have your name and address.

If Own Art is used to purchase work, additional information will have been supplied by the purchaser.

We never sell addresses and keep all personal details including purchases made from the gallery confidential.

You will only receive information about Gavagan Art, our exhibitions & events.

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To receive information about our exhibitions and to be invited to exhibition private views and open days please sign up for our email newsletter on our Home Page.

For information on our open days and times please telephone.

Please note: mobile 07799797961


Rebecca Scott.Carafe, pomegranates, Green Valley 2008. Oil on canvas.

Image: Rebecca Scott. Still life with Pomegranates. Oil on canvas.



Settle is a bustling market town in one of the most scenic areas of the Yorkshire Dales. It is well-known world-wide as the starting point of the Settle-Carlisle Railway and as a gateway to the Three Peaks of Penyghent, Whernside, and Ingleborough. It is a great base for exploring the Yorkshire Dales National Park.


There are three large car parks in Settle close to the gallery. It is also possible

to park in Market Square if there is a parking space available. A parking disc can be collected from the gallery allowing parking for an hour.


New Gallery

In 2015 Gavagan Art moved to a new gallery at the front of the refurbished Town Hall in Settle.

In the last few years the Town Hall, a Grade II listed building dating from 1832, has been carefully refurbished, and now Gavagan Art is using the space to showcase exhibitions, as we have done in Settle since 2010.

Exhibitions include modern and contemporary art by nationally recognised and professional regional artists.
We look forward to welcoming you at our gallery in Settle.
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Gavagan Art 

Presenting a number of temporary exhibitions each year the gallery has brought to North Yorkshire an exciting range of contemporary art, providing an opportunity to purchase high quality original works in the north of England.

The contemporary exhibitions at the gallery included both group and solo shows. Exhibitions of watercolours, oil paintings, sculpture, original prints and ceramics are regularly displayed.

If you are looking for a particular artwork, or have any enquiries, please call us on 07799797961.

To hear more from us, subscribe to our emails at the bottom of this page to receive updates about the new gallery and our future exhibitions.


Established in April 2010, Gavagan Art has a new gallery at the Town Hall in Settle, North Yorkshire.

Mary Gavagan was Director of the University art gallery at Lancaster University for over 20 years, developing the gallery's collection and staging fine art and craft exhibitions. These showcased works by internationally recognised artists including Joan Miro, Albert Irvin OBE, David Hockney, Alan Davie, Sir Terry Frost, L. S. Lowry and Andy Goldsworthy.

Exhibitions at the gallery often featured work on loan from national collections including the Art Council, the British Museum and the Imperial War Museum. Having been shown at Lancaster, many of these exhibitions were then loaned to regional museums and galleries.


Gavagan Art is pleased to be able to offer Own Art.


Own Art makes buying contemporary art affordable by letting you spread the cost of your purchase over 10 months with an interest free loan.

It can be used for the purchase of any kind of contemporary art and craft from paintings & drawings to sculpture and ceramics.
Own Art is only available through approved outlets.

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