Welcome To The Pannett Art Gallery

The Art Gallery was a gift to Whitby from Alderman Pannett “for the reception and preservation of my water colour drawings, and works of art.”

Pannett Art Gallery Canopy

Post Digital Knit   4 May – 12 June 2019

Post Digital Knit, 4 May – 12 June. An installation by Dr Elizabeth Gaston and Dr Jane Scott.  Looking past the traditional use of digital knitting to create garments, in this exhibition knit is utilised as a research tool, exploring the art and science of knitting. 

Saturday 18 May, 10.30 – 12.30 and 1 – 3pm – Join the artists for a family friendly drop in workshop using large scale construction processes.

Dr Liz Gaston is Senior Teaching Fellow and BA Textile Design Programme Manager at the University of Leeds.

John Atkinson,  Egton Horse Fair

There is always a selection of work by the amazing Staithes group of artists on display. These English Impressionists painted and exhibited as a group, in and around Whitby, from 1894 – 1909.


Sign up to be kept informed of coming events…

  • We will not share your email with anyone.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Paintings of the Staithes Group of Artists  15 June – 30 June



Pannett Art Gallery facade

Pannett Art Gallery is set in the peaceful and charming grounds of Pannett Park in the centre of Whitby. The gallery has an eclectic mix of 19th and 20th Century paintings on permanent display.



Pannett Art Gallery Exhibition Programme 2019

Out of the Darkness               8 January – 17 March

Whitby Art Society                  22 March – 28 April

Post Digital Knit                       4 May – 12 June

Paintings of the Staithes
Group of Artists                      15 June – 30 June

Fylingdales Group of Artists   2 July – 4 August

Lore and the Living Archive    7 August – 8 Sept


Anne Sudworth                        23 October – 6 Nov

John Freeman                           8 Nov – 15 December

Please note: all dates are correct at time of going to press.  Please contact the gallery to confirm before making a special journey.

Exhibition explores art and science – and environmental benefits – of knitting

  An article about the current exhibition was recently published in the Yorkshire Evening Post      
Rowing Boat on the River Bank, George Weatherill

Two generations of Weatherill artists painted in Whitby and area throughout the 19th and early 20th Century. We have an extensive collection of their intricate and delicate paintings on display in the Weatherill Gallery.