What's On

The Cooper Gallery has an exciting programme of contemporary exhibitions, featuring work by international, national and local artists. For further information about exhibitions and events taking place at the Cooper Gallery please visit the events page or refer to a copy of Barnsley Museums seasonal Events Guide.

The Cooper Gallery is well known for its unique high quality artwork and crafts. Works for sale include jewellery, textiles, ceramics and artwork created by local and regional craftspeople and designers.



Events are subject to change or cancellation. If an event is cancelled due to circumstances beyond our control refunds will be considered on a case-by-case basis. If an event is cancelled in advance by BMBC a full refund will be offered. 

Refunds are not available on events tickets bought by mistake or due to changes in circumstance, if contacted more than 14 days before the event tickets can be swapped for another time/event or transferred. Please contact us for details

Autumn Guide (6.8M, .PDF)

Autumn Guide

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Sat 28th Oct

Egypt Printmaking workshop

Taking inspiration from the Egypt exhibition, create bold graphic prints of Hieroglyphs and Egyptian style designs. Learn how to screen print your designs using the paper stencil method to make decorative artworks.

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Mon 30th Oct

The Big Pyramid Build!

Join us in the Sadler room to create the biggest Pyramid we can! Then have a go at decorating with a variety of materials in this all round creative drop-in workshop

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Sat 4th Nov

Exhibition Talk: Materials and Making: Smithson, Egypt, Barnsley and Me

Dr Vanessa Corby, Senior Lecturer in Theory, History and Practice of Fine Art at York St John University, describes her research as an artist and art historian as ‘rooted in a fundamental preoccupation with ‘stuff’; a sensibility derived from the landscape of her childhood spent in the rolling hills, forests, soot, rust and general muck of South Yorkshire’.

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Wed 22nd Nov

Print your own Lino-cut Christmas cards

Create and print your own Christmas card design with West Yorkshire Print Workshop. You will be shown how to safely cut simple festive images and patterns from a piece of lino material, ink your design and print using a printing press or wooden spoon.

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