We’re delighted to be hosting a very special event at the Cooper Gallery.  On Thursday, 7 September at 10am the Wildsmith family will join us virtually to launch their latest book Paws, Claws, Tails & Roars.

The book answers the call of the wild with this timeless, stunningly beautiful gift book from one of the world's finest illustrators, presented with a foreword from one of the shining stars of children's literature, Michael Rosen. Brian Wildsmith's breathtaking animal paintings are accompanied by new lyrical text, inviting readers to pause a while and linger over the glorious wild animals, birds, and fishes within. Whether already a fan of Brian Wildsmith, or discovering his work for the first time, readers will cherish this book for a lifetime.

To mark this wonderful occasion, we will be joined by a local school for a reading from the book by super storyteller Mama G.

We are also announcing the arrival of two very special exhibitions opening in the Cooper Gallery and Experience Barnsley in 2024


Experience Barnsley Museum 

20 April – 21 Sept

Coming Home : The Life of Brian Wildsmith  


Cooper Gallery

 20 April – 21 Sept

Paws, Claws, Tales & Roars: The Art of Brian Wildsmith