We are proud to be involved in regular long term projects, providing in-depth learning opportunities across all ages.

Current Projects

  • Sessions for Bassetlaw MIND in the Harley Ceramics Studio.
  • Lift-Off – placing artists in schools on a long term basis, to support teaching and learning of arts education.

Past projects

  • Hothouse 4, a programme of support for emerging makers from Crafts Council UK.
  • Making Sense: Sensing Place was an international artist residency programme supported by the HAT International Research Fellowship project and in partnership with the V & A Museum of Childhood. Children from Hodthorpe Primary School worked with the artists to learn about traditional Bangladeshi rickshaw painting and Indian textiles.
  • The Harley Gallery was a partner museum for the Museumaker project, a prestigious national project which aimed to ‘unlock the creative potential of museum collections’. The ‘Jellymongers’ Bompas and Parr and artist Jane Wildgoose explored new ways in which to interpret The Portland Collection through contemporary interventions.
  • Shared Gallery Experiences (funded by Arts Council England) enabled  In response to visits to three galleries (The Harley Gallery, New Art Exchange and Nottingham Contemporary), local school children worked with photographic artist Mervyn Mitchell to create a series of photo collages and photo films.

Photo: Mervyn Mitchell