The Gallery on the Green

The Upper Settle phone box was purchased by Settle Town Council in early 2009 under the BT 'Adopt a Kiosk' scheme. As part of the scheme, the phone was removed and the Council were free to use the kiosk as they chose.

It was agreed that Cultivating Settle would manage the facility and set up a community art gallery. Grant funding was obtained from Craven District Council and Settle Town Council. The iconic phone box is of the K6 type and was designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott in 1935 to commemorate George the Fifth's Silver Jubilee and has been refurbished inside and out.

We believe the Gallery on the Green is the smallest public art gallery in the world. Certainly it is the only one to be open 24/7 and filled to capacity at least twice a day!!

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‘Call Me’ by Ellen Bell

  • 27 June — 15 August 2015 *on now

‘Call Me’ – a collaborative installation about the residual presence of intimate conversations in public telephone boxes by artists Ellen Bell and Jo Hamill.

Bell’s work has been shown in many solo and group exhibitions and has featured in various notable national and international art fairs such as COLLECT at the Victoria & Albert Museum and SOFA in Chicago. Bell also produces site-specific work for public art projects, including her critically acclaimed installation piece, Speaking Soul, at the City Gallery in Leicester in 2007. In 2002 the Victoria & Albert Museum purchased a piece for their print collection.

Jo Hamill is a Senior Lecturer at Teesside University and is represented by Platform A Gallery. The project is part-funded by Teesside University’s Research Fund.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly


The Gallery on the Green
395 A&B Limpsfield Road
Upper Settle
North Yorkshire
BD24 9HG



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