Joseph Appleyard's Exhibitions Site

Joe at "French Week" an Annual Art Exhibition held in Harrogate
This photograoh was taken in July 1990 just two months before he died.
He used to exhibit some of my paintings which sold for the princely sum of
6d, in todays money 2.5p!

Below are newspaper articles referring to many exhibitions at which Joe exhibited. No doubt there were more.

He was a member of most of the Arts Clubs and Societies listed below and was a founder member of the Otley Arts Club along with Janet Rawlin's father, Eddie, Fred Walker and a number of others of whom we have no definitive record. (See Article No. nws134.)


Annual Sun Colonnade 10th Exhibition, Harrogate  1961 nws184 
Art Society Annual Exhibition  Date unknown nws070
Art Society Show Date unknown nws052
Artists of the Northern Counties Exhibition Date unknown nws062 
Biennial Yorkshire Artists’ Exhibition opened by The Bishop of Wakefield (Dr. R. P. Wilson)  Date unknown nws204 nws226
Bradford 50th Spring Exhibition Leeds Art in Exhibition  April 1943 nws013
Bradford Art Show (1946) War Subjects do not inspire  1946 nws042
Bradford Arts Club 41st Annual Exhibition  September 1946 nws030
Bradford Arts Club 43rd Exhibition Date unknown nws121
Bradford Arts Club 48th Exhibition  Date unknown nws123
Bradford Arts Club Exhibition  Date unknown nws087
Bradford Arts Club Exhibition, “Dante” November 1945 nws015
Bradford Spring Art Exhibition, Private’s Painting of Boxing Match April 1941 nws004 nws005 nws006 nws007
Broadway Exhibition for Leeds Artist August 1955 nws033 nws034 
Contemporary British Art 54th Spring Exhibition  Date unknown nws122 
Darlington Arts Society Exhibition September 1946 nws029
Doncaster Art Gallery’s Golden Jubilee Exhibition  Date unknown nws131
Doncaster’s Festival of Britain Exhibition of Racing pictures relating to The St. Leger  1951 nws119
French Week Art Exhibition, Harrogate July 1960 nws224 nws225
Harrogate Royal Baths Fountain Court Exhibition  August 1955 nws033 
Huddersfield Art Society  Date unknown  nws082 
Huddersfield Art Society Annual Exhibition  Date unknown nws050
Huddersfield Art Society Exhibition and Lecture Date unknown nws065
Huddersfield Art Society Annual Exhibition  Date unknown nws135 
Huddersfield Art Society 54th Exhibition  Date unknown nws183 
Leeds Art Centres Exhibition at City Transport Club  January 1946 nws017 nws044
Leeds Artist’s One Man Show Otley  November 1947 nws064 nws072 nws075
Leeds Artist’s One Man Show, Jubilee Hotel, Leeds  August 1953 nws036 nws037 nws106
Leeds Artist’s One Man Show, Leeds Fine Arts Centre  February 1946 nws018 nws019 nws020 nws021 
Leeds Arts Centre, Portland Crescent  June Year unknown nws061
Leeds Fine Arts Club Annual Exhibition (1954)  December 1954 nws035
Memorial Exhibition  December 1960 nws110 nws112 nws190 nws192 nws195 nws202nws203 nws214 
Middleton Chronicle Exhibition August 1946 nws027
Miles’s Bookshop holds Art Exhibition Date unknown nws139
National Union of Students’ Arts Festival  Date unknown nws137
North Riding Artists July 1946 nws023
Northern Command Exhibition Leeds Art Gallery May 1941 nws008
Northern Counties Artists Exhibition Newcastle January 1938 nws002
One Man Show, Bradford Civic centre, Yorkshire Circus in Art  March 1942 nws012
One Man Show, The Jubilee, Leeds opened by Mr. Harry “Thack” Thackray Date unknown nws217  nws220
One Man Show, Royal White Horse, Otley  1951 nws177
One Man Show, Otley Arts Club Exhibition (1947) 1947 nws041 nws064 
Otley Arts Club 1950 Autumn Exhibition  1950 nws160
Otley Arts Club 1st Annual Exhibition July 1947 nws051 nws060 nws134
Otley Arts Club 2nd Annual Exhibition  July 1948 nws054 nws158 
Otley Arts Club 3rd Exhibition  May 1950 nws163 nws179
Otley Arts Club 4th Exhibition opened by W. T. Oliver  May 1950 nws150 nws153 nws182
Otley Arts Club 5th Exhibition  1952? nws168 nws176
Otley Arts Club 6th Annual Exhibition  July 1952 nws076
Otley Arts Club Autumn Exhibition November 1948 nws083
Otley Arts Club Autumn Exhibition Date unknown nws149
Otley Arts Club Autumn Exhibition  Date unknown nws092
Otley Arts Club Autumn Exhibition opened by Lady Morris  1961 nws185 nws188
Otley Arts Club Exhibit at Keighley  1950’s nws165
Otley Arts Club Exhibition  Date unknown nws152
Otley Arts Club Exhibition  1950’s nws154
Otley Arts Club Exhibition  1950’s nws162 nws164
Otley Arts Club Exhibition  Date unknown nws166
Otley Arts Club Exhibition  Date unknown nws167
Otley Arts Club exhibition opened by Councilor Stanley Wilkinson  Date unknown nws181
Otley Arts Club exhibition opened by Lady Mowbray  Date unknown nws180 
Otley Arts Club Festival of Britain Exhibition July 1951 nws170 nws171
Otley Arts Club has busy summer ahead  1950’s nws147
Otley Arts Club Lecture July 1948 nws056
Otley Arts Club Private Show of Whitby Paintings  1948 nws059 
Otley Arts Club represented in Yorkshire Artists’ Exhibition  Early 1950’s nws178
Otley Arts Club Spring Exhibition  Date unknown  nws079
Otley Arts Club Untitled Article  Early 1950’s nws174 
Public House Art Show, The Jubilee, Leeds opened by Mr. E. I. Musgrave, Director of Leeds Art Gallery  Date unknown nws215 nws219
Racing Through the eyes of the Artists  June 1960 nws115 
Reminiscences of a Yorkshire Artist  December 1955 nws039 
Royal Baths’ Fountain Court Exhibition, Harrogate  Date unknown nws222
Royal Society of British Artists Winter Exhibition  Date unknown nws080 
Skipton's Four-in-one Exhibition at Skipton Art School  Date unknown nws055 
Students of Leeds College of Art exhibit at Bradford Civic Theatre Date unknown nws138
Three Leeds Art Clubs Joint Exhibition  Date unknown nws231
Unknown Art Exhibition, Landscapes and Flowers Date unknown nws057
Unknown Art Exhibition, Untitled Article  Date unknown nws046
Unknown Art Exhibition, Water Colours Disappoint  Date unknown nws049
Unknown Exhibition, Circus Scenes Date unknown  nws038
Unknown Exhibition, Oils  Date unknown  nws159 
Unknown Exhibition, Untitled Article Date unknown nws091
Unknown Exhibition, Untitled Article  Date unknown nws208
Untitled Article December 1953 nws032
Untitled Article  July 1953 nws031
Untitled Article  Date unknown nws074
West Riding Artist’s Exhibition  Date unknown nws077
West Riding Artists 13th Annual Exhibition  Date unknown nws047
West Riding Artists 16th Annual Exhibition  Date unknown nws067 
West Riding Artists Exhibition December 1945 nws016
West Riding Artists Exhibition  January 1941 nws003
West Riding Artists’ Exhibition  Date unknown nws161 
York Arts Society 62nd Exhibition  July 1946 nws025 nws026
York Arts Society 64th Exhibition  May 1947 nws040 nws058 
York Arts Society 67th Exhibition  Date unknown nws141
York Arts Society 70th Exhibition Date unknown nws142
York Arts Society 71st Exhibition  Date unknown nws145
York Arts Society 74th Exhibition  Date unknown nws143
York Arts Society Exhibition  November 1953 nws081 
York Arts Society Exhibition  Date unknown nws146
York Arts Society Exhibition, Variety displayed  Date unknown nws084

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