Free workshops with artist Serena Partridge at the Pannett Art Gallery

Serena Partridge is a visual artist based in Scarborough.

She creates small-scale accessories and garments inspired by historical costume and storytelling. Her works are presented as museum acquisitions, encased with labels that blur boundaries between fact and fiction. Serena uses a wide range of materials which she embroiders and fashions with meticulous hand stitching. 

Serena was recently commissioned to create a site specific art work  for Gawthorpe Textile Collection and she needs your help to make it.

She will be running two workshops at the Pannett Art Gallery,
Saturday 12 August 10am – 4 pm
Monday 14 August 10 am – 4 pm.

Workshop participant will create small embroideries of young people’s drawings which will become part of a community embroidery artwork. The finished pieces will go on display at Gawthorpe Hall from September as part of a series of artworks marking the 50th anniversary of the death of the founder of the Gawthorpe Textiles Collection, Miss Rachel Kay-Shuttleworth. 

The workshops are free of charge, funded by Arts Council England’s Museum Resilience Fund.

Serena will bring all materials and equipment required but participants may like to bring their own scissors, needles etc.

Serena has been commissioned to work with Gawthorpe Textiles Collection in Lancashire as part of Meeting Point2, a year long project led by Arts & Heritage that sees artists partnered with museums in Yorkshire and the North of England to produce new artworks inspired by museums and their collections.

To book your place please contact Serena Partridge.


Mobile:  07740 379215        

Places are limited and must be booked in advance

Participants are welcome to join in for half a day if unable to commit to a full day.

If you are part of a textile group or can gather a minimum of six stitchers Serena may be able to accommodate a workshop on a date to suit your group. 

For enquiries please email:

Serena has exhibited nationally and internationally. Recent shows include Portrait of a Lady at Chawton House Library, Hampshire and ˜Charlotte Great and Small™ at the Bronte Parsonage Museum, West Yorkshire.

She has been artist-in-residence at several locations such as the Royal Pump Room Museum, Harrogate and at Scalloway Booth in the Shetland Isles. Other engagements have included projects with York Theatre Royal, Malton Hospital and Kensington Palace, London.

For more information about this commission please visit  

Workshop details:


Saturday 12 August 10am – 4 pm 

Monday 14 August 10 am – 4 pm 

Who with: Serena Partridge, textile artist

Location: Pannett Art Gallery, Pannett Park, Whitby YO21 1RE

Charge: Free of charge

Serena Partridge

Serena Partridge