Sunny Bank Mills
Sunny Bank Mills is a former worsted mill in Farsley, West Leeds; with a Gallery, Archive, Artists’ Studios and a workshop and event programme. The Gallery is the creative heart of the Mill and the local community with a rolling exhibition programme that supports regional artists and makers in the light, airy and tranquil space that was the former cloth warehouse.
We have a lovely gift shop and welcome visitors; entry is free and our delicious home- made cakes are made by Jane or Alice’s Mum! We like people to bring their families; welcome (well behaved) dogs and generally just love it when people come and stay a while.
If you like history our Archive is open on the first Wednesday of the month and on Heritage Open Days and is a fascinating insight into the people who worked here and the cloth that was made here.
Visitors can volunteer to help preserve the objects in our Archive. The volunteers meet every Wednesday morning and help Rachel to conserve the textiles, guard books and artefacts, research and help with events and are rewarded with a cup of tea and chance to meet like minded individuals.
“Wonderful place to relax”, Jo Cochrane Aug 19
“Love it! Always interesting”, J. Connor
“Mind Blowing! Great Work! Great Space”, S. Boulanger Aug 19
We are part of Arts Together because we want to help share and shout about all the amazing arts and cultural things that we are part of and that happen in and around Leeds that are both for and about community.
Sunny Bank Mills Gallery
83-85 Town Street
People you may meet
I am the arts director and make all things “art “happen so I programme, curate, meet and talk to visitors and artists, hoover and wash up (nothing to do with art but a lot to do with welcome and team-work!). I also make most of the cakes! Once upon a time I was a lawyer (I know)!
I help manage Jane and do all things social media for arts and culture at the Mill. I am also an artist and jeweller, have a studio at the Mill and an allotment in Headingley!
I look after the archive and our lovely volunteers. Once upon a time I was a nurse – now instead of looking after people (volunteers excepted!) I look after the objects and stories of the mill.