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Fourth North Lincolnshire Print Open

By janetuplin |

The fourth biennial North Lincolnshire Print Open at The Ropewalk in Barton upon Humber has just opened to critical acclaim at a Preview Evening which attracted more than 100 art lovers.

A silk screen, 2, by Amie Andrews of Cleethorpes was the unanimous choice for the selectors’ prize chosen by Melvyn Petterson and Alf Ludlam and while the second prize, sponsored by GKD Litho of Hull, went to North Bank artist Debbie Grice of Lockington near Driffield for her Maywoodtype print of Peacocks and Furrows.

Third prize, sponsored by Hawthorn Printmaker Supplies,  went to Marcelle Hanselaar with the Etching and Chine Colle print, Child Soldier 2 while prints by Emily Connor, Trevor Pollard,

Helen Clark, Jim Connor, Charlie Downes, Kim Barker and Andrew Tyzack were highly commended.

In all 122 prints were selected by Cleethorpes born Melvyn, who is a member of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers and runs Artichoke Printmaking Workshop in Brixton, and Grimsby artist and former Grimsby School of Art lecturer, Alf.

The Ropewalk’s Exhibition’s Officer, Richard Hatfield said the latest Print Open had attracted printmakers from throughout the country and the two selectors had a very difficult job reducing the numbers of entries to fit the space.

“The exhibition is a strong mix of imagery in terms of size, media, colour and techniques with a combination of traditional and modern methods,” Richard went on.

He added that the two selectors had indicated that the standard of submission was so high that many artists, whose work has not been included, should not be discouraged in entering a future Print Open.

“The aim of this exhibition is to show the very best of contemporary printmaking,” Richard continued.

The exhibition, continues until Sunday, September 7, and The Ropewalk is open from Monday to Saturday between 10am and 5pm and Sundays and Bank Holidays between 10am and 4pm.  Admission is free.

For more information go to www.the-ropewalk.co.uk

 

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Fourth North Lincolnshire Print Open

The fourth biennial North Lincolnshire Print Open at The Ropewalk in Barton upon Humber has just opened to critical acclaim at a Preview Evening which attracted more than 100 art lovers.

A silk screen, 2, by Amie Andrews of Cleethorpes was the unanimous choice for the selectors’ prize chosen by Melvyn Petterson and Alf Ludlam and while the second prize, sponsored by GKD Litho of Hull, went to North Bank artist Debbie Grice of Lockington near Driffield for her Maywoodtype print of Peacocks and Furrows.

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By janetuplin |

Barton Food Festival

Final preparations are underway for the first of two Food Festivals being held in Barton this year.

Six months after the final Barton Farmers’ Market, producers return to King Street for the Barton Food Festival which will take place between 9am and 3pm. (more…)

By janetuplin |

Collection: Virginia Graham

Virginia’s ceramics are an eclectic amalgamation of nostalgic form and imagery, transforming the ordinary past by drawing on a wide range of domestic traditions.

Virginia uses a combination of slip casting and hand building techniques to create pieces in her signature style. Their surface decoration includes slip painting, enamel transfer printing and metallic lustres referring to historical wares including the familiar blue and white stripes of Cornish Ware as well as industrial plumbing and Victorian fabrics.

By richardhatfield |

Selection: Ken Eardley

Just arrived in the Box Gallery in time for the summer is a selection of Ken Eardley’s functional ceramics.

With a background in textiles, Ken now creates a fun, graphic range of functional ceramics perfect for the home. Each piece is hand built using slabs of clay and then decorated using hand cut stencils. The range is available is a wondrous palette of colour, featuring, vases, mugs and bowls in various shapes, sizes and designs.

 

By richardhatfield |

Print Open 2014

The fourth biennial North Lincolnshire Print Open has attracted printmakers from throughout the country and selectors Alf Ludlam & Melvyn Petterson had a very difficult job reducing the numbers of entries to fit the space.

“The exhibition is a strong mix of imagery in terms of size, media, colour and techniques with a combination of traditional and modern methods. The standard of submission was so high that many artists whose work has not been included should not be discouraged.”

The exhibiton which runs throughout the summer will surely prove a popular attraction with something for everyone.

By richardhatfield |

Collection: Alison Coaten

Using historical relationships between man and animals as a starting point Alison tries to suggest a narrative in her work that can be amusing, comforting and, at times, disconcerting. A sense of familiarity is derived from Early Flemish and religious Art and this imagery is reworked using secular, mythological and personal iconography. She hand builds in stoneware and uses a limited palette of matt white crackle glaze, gold lustre and occasionally ceramic transfers.

By richardhatfield |