Launch of 2012 Exhbition Programme at The Ropewalk

By janetuplin |

The 2012 programme of exhibitions at The Ropewalk in Barton upon Humber has opened with two diverse themes yet drawn together as they record a brief moment in time.
Beverley based artist Tony Snowden’s exhibition, New Paintings, in Gallery One are what he describes as “a sense of the suspended moment.” Each painting records a brief moment in time, a chance meeting or encounter.

In the Artspace is the photographic exhibition, A Sense of Time, which was selected by East Riding based photographer Chris Harland who admitted that he had a difficult but interesting time selecting the work for the new show.

“I was very impressed with the wide array of different interpretations of the ‘time’ theme,” he said.  “The measurement of time is, after all, a man-made construct but the majority of the images submitted and selected for the exhibition reflect the spiritual aspect of our awareness of time’s passing.”

The Ropewalk’s Exhibitions Officer, Richard Hatfield, added that the opening days of both exhibitions had been very popular.

“We have had a lot of visitors since the exhibitions opened,” he said.

“Tony’s exhibition is quite an insular subject but has captured the imagination of those looking at it while the photographic exhibition is a more accessible show,” he continued.  “Since it opened we have had many visitors who enjoy photography themselves saying they now wished they had entered some of their work.”

New Paintings continues until February 26 while A Sense of Time ends a week later on March 4.

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