SKIPTON’S Mill Bridge Gallery with its distinctive dragon sculpture on its outside chimney is celebrating its tenth anniversary.

Originally exhibiting photography and sculpture by local artists, the gallery now displays and sells work in all media by a core group of artists as well as hosting changing monthly exhibitions by Craven Arts members.

The building where the gallery is housed dates back to the middle of the 17th century and has original flagged stone floors and beams. Its now canal-side garden pre-dates the canal, and has the original cobbles in what would have been the location for the old lavatories for the building.

Currently hosting an exhibition ‘Where Earth and Sky Meet’ by Skipton artist Carolyn Hird-Rogers, newly acquired images by Margaret Hockney will also be on display for the first time.

The gallery’s Carina Wardle said: “Three, Mill Bridge is a very beautiful old building, perfect for displaying inspiring artwork.

“During the 10 years we have been open locals and tourists from many parts of the world have enjoyed visiting to view our exhibited work and purchase reasonably priced unique pieces for their homes or as gifts.

“We have been pleased to collaborate for the last three years with Skipton based Craven Arts, a charitable organisation which supports and promotes local artists, providing help with promotion and opportunities to exhibit at a number of venues, including Mill Bridge Gallery.

“We want most of all to be a welcoming place for anyone interested in the arts in any way, creating or admiring, to visit, chat, and be inspired”.