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opening night

Tinker Gallery opened to the public on 15th April 2022. The night before, Joanne held a private view for local artists, friends, family and dignitaries.


a lifelong dream

Tinker Gallery opened with Joanne’s own inimitable and colourful art, celebrating the things you and I would normally throw away. Her work is already represented by five leading UK galleries. She also sells internationally and has pieces in private collections, plus in the Museum of Art & Design, New York; the Science Museum, London; and the White Rabbit Collection, Sydney.


The Tinker Gallery welcomes visitors to view not only Joanne’s art and her working studio, but – from later this Spring – she will be showcasing other talented, contemporary artists covering a rich and varied use of materials and subject matter.


“I am delighted to finally be able to fulfil my lifelong dream of opening a gallery. And what better place than historic spa town Ilkley – my home. I look forward to welcoming you,” says Joanne.


Sarah Thomas, Chair of Ilkley Arts and Ilkley Manor House commented: 


“The cultural and historic quarter around the Manor House will definitely be enhanced by the opening of the Tinker Gallery. Joanne has been a tenant of the Manor House for several years running her studio and we are thrilled that she is now taking this step to open her own gallery. The Manor House will benefit from the footfall that her wonderful work will generate, and we wish the Tinker Gallery every possible success.’"

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