This year aura exhibition moves to a new home

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The first three aura exhibitions were held at

Tel: 01262 490324
The Estate Office, Burton Agnes, Driffield, East Yorkshire YO25 0ND

Burton Agnes Hall is a magnificent example of late Elizabethan architecture, lived in by descendants of the original family. It contains treasures accumulated over four centuries, and has an impressive collection of French and English Impressionist paintings, including works by Corot, Matisse, Derain, Pissarro, Renoir and many other important artists.

Thanks to the generosity of Burton Agnes owner, Mrs Susan Cunliffe-Lister, from 2005 to 2007 our exhibition was held in the beautiful setting of the Long Gallery, which runs the entire length of the Hall on the upper floor. Having fallen into disuse by the early 19th Century, it was painstakingly restored as nearly as possible to its original condition between 1951 and 1974, recreating the elaborately plastered barrel ceiling. It provides a delightful setting for many of the Impressionist paintings as well as more recently commissioned pieces, including a tapestry by Kaffe Fassett, an embroidery by Janet Haigh and a gallery seat by John Makepeace
The venue offers delights for all the senses, because as well as the imposing house with its treasure trove of antiques and artefacts, there are the grounds to explore, recently voted "Gardens of the Year" by the Historic Houses Association, and specialist shops offering plants, dried flowers and herbs from the estate, gifts and local farm produce, plus a tearoom and ice cream parlour with tempting treats to round off the day.


The exhibitors wish to express their most sincere gratitude to
Mrs Susan Cunliffe-Lister
and the family
for their generosity in allowing the use of Burton Agnes Hall for the Aura exhibitions in 2005, 6 &7.

Jazz Festival 2008
Jazz, picnics and family fun in the grounds 8th - 10th August

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A walk in the garden

Map to Burton Agnes Hall