“Fashion is not isolated from the world of fine art and good design. In fact, it is an integral part of it,” says Rita Britton by way of explaining that she is hosting the final leg of the Art in the Home exhibition at Nomad Atelier from 23rd November onwards. “I have the same shared values as those Yorkshire ArtSpace artists whose work we will be showcasing: an appreciation of the highest quality materials, respect for traditional manufacturing techniques and a love of timeless, intelligent design.” 

What started last year as a small exhibition at the Yorkshire ArtSpace’s Persistence Works gallery in Sheffield, has developed into a new concept of displaying contemporary art and design in more accessible and unusual locations; starting this year with a showcase at David Mellor Design in Hathersage before moving to Kommune, Castle House and then to Persistence Works gallery for Yorkshire ArtSpace’s Open Studios weekend. “Art in the Home is essentially a selling exhibition of contemporary art and design by local makers presented in furnished room settings,” says Catie Evans of Studio2021, the Sheffield-based 20th Century furniture specialist who has partnered up with Yorkshire Artspace and David Mellor for the event. “It makes art more approachable and within a context that we can all relate to — home.” 

Art in the Home: The Edit is a tightly curated version of the exhibition for its final phase at Nomad Atelier but still includes the work of furniture makers, fine artists, ceramicists, print makers, silversmiths, metalworkers and jewellers; as well as a selection of David Mellor Design classics. “The Yorkshire Artspace artists and I understand the change of mindset that is fast gaining traction: people now want to buy clothes and objects for the home which are beautiful and will last our lifetime, and which can be then passed on to the next generation,” says Britton picking up a pair of earrings — big juicy baroque pearls that dangle from oxidised silver and diamond tops — by Yorkshire ArtSpace jeweller Jennie Gill. “I mean, who wants throwaway when you could invest in something as beautiful as these?” 

Art in the Home: The Edit is part of Nomad Atelier’s celebration of the festive season where the new Winter 2019 collection will be available and food, drink and seasonal cheer will be served all day.

Opening times: Saturday 23rd – Sunday 24th November 2019, 10am-6pm.

Address: 4 George Yard, Barnsley, S70 2FA.