Arts Award Resources – Towneley Hall

View these resources below from Towneley Hall Art Gallery and Museum to help inspire you on your Arts Award Discover journey.

Art Up Close

Watch this new animated film about one of Towneley Hall’s paintings – What Does the Sea Say?  by artist Henry Courtney Selous. Specially created to help pupils with their Arts Award Discover the film gives insights into the artist, characters and storytelling.

Watching the animation will help to complete Arts Award Discover Part B: Find Out.

Towneley Hall on Art UK Website

A digital image of the painting plus many other artworks from the Towneley Hall Art Gallery & Museum collection can be found on the Art UK website at the following link:

Inspired by poetry

The painting was originally inspired by the poem and ballad ‘Three Fishers’ which was written in 1851 by Charles Kingsley. The poem was set to music by composer John Hullah and has been sung by many different musicians over the years. Download a copy of the poem here Three Fishers poem.

Virtual Tour

Explore this virtual tour of Towneley Hall’s Art Gallery.

One School’s Arts Award Experience

Watch this video about Briercliffe Primary School and Arts Award Discover. We know you can’t visit Towneley Hall at the moment but you can still do the arts activities at school or at home.

Children’s Guide to the Art Gallery at Towneley Hall

St John The Baptist Primary School, Burnley have created their own guide to some of the paintings in Towneley Hall.



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