Selected by Rob Moore and Melvyn Petterson, this biennial exhibition aims to show the best of our region’s printmakers.
Artists return for 10th anniversary exhibition
Five well-known Lincolnshire artists are revisiting the first ever exhibition held at Barton upon Humber’s Ropewalk Contemporary Art & Craft.
The five artists, Twink Addison, Edith and Walter Cook and Avril and David Morris, who were the five artists who launched the gallery’s inaugural exhibition Five Lincolnshire Painters back in April 2000.
Now they have returned with Ten Years On, the latest exhibition to open at the Maltkiln Road gallery.
“We were delighted that these five artists agreed to return to The Ropewalk for this exhibition, Ten Years On,” said the gallery’s Exhibition’s Officer, Richard Hatfield.
“Not only is it 10 years on for the gallery but also 10 years on for these acclaimed artists who are well-known throughout the county,” he continued.
“Many visitors to the Art at St Peter’s exhibitions which were held in Barton’s St Peter’s Church will be able to recall their work.”
The exhibition, which has just opened, features more than 50 paintings in a variety of mediums and includes landscapes, portraits and still lifes.
Edith and Walter Cook are well known throughout the northern Lincolnshire area. Both former teachers – Walter taught at Barton Grammar School and Edith at the former Church School – and lived on Queen Street in Barton and ran a craft shop on the High Street. They now live at Asterby End near Louth.
David and Avril Morris both studied at Leeds College of Art moving on to teach in Hull before crossing the River Humber into Lincolnshire where David was a Lecturer in Ceramics at Grimsby School of Art and ran a pottery studio.
After retirement they moved to Louth and established the Aswell Street Studio in Louth where the couple concentrate on their painting.
He was Lecturer in Ceramics at Grimsby School of Art, a full member of the Craftsman Potters Association and ran a pottery studio until he retired from teaching in 1990.
In both 1996 and 1997 he was a prize winner at the Royal Watercolour Society open exhibition, he was a co-founder of the Louth Art Exhibition and he is a Vice President of the Lincolnshire Artists’ Society. He has exhibited regularly in open exhibitions including the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours and the Royal Watercolour Society.
Avril, who exhibited ceramic sculpture in many galleries from 1970 onwards, now concentrates on painting and works in acrylic, watercolour and pastel from still life and figurative subjects.
The fifth artist, Twink Addison of South Somercotes, is a noted cartoonist and has work published in magazines such as The Oldie.
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Situated on the rugged south coast of the Isle of Wight, Tregear Pottery produces a beautiful range of handmade stoneware pottery. Each piece is made from fine white stoneware clay. The work is hand decorated in a variety of designs – all drawing their inspiration and influences from the exceptional beauty of the surrounding landscapes.
Trained in Kyoto, Japan, in porcelain throwing, Neil’s passion for pottery has seen his work travel across the globe. He continually pushes and challenges the work at Tregear Pottery, refining glazes, developing new designs and expanding the studio. Neil has been awarded with a number of grants, international show selections, and other accolades for the quality of his work. The work is sold in several galleries and shops on the Isle of Wight as well as many well-known outlets across the mainland and now at The Ropewalk. Come in to the Craft Gallery during the month of June and admire the coastal bliss that Neil Tregear’s pottery creates.
Noted brings together artists Lou Hazelwood and Sarah Pennington for the first time, as they negotiate similar interests in the mechanisation of music and roles of women.
Hazelwood’s piece in progress ‘La Boheme/I’ve Got Her Disease Inside My Head’ transposes pianola scores to playable music boxes working with the oppositional themes of the female bohemian and hysteric.
Pennington has constructed a series of new sculptural observations and print works through a combination of historical research and material experimentation with player piano rolls and remnants of piano mechanisms.
This exhibition showcases the initial findings of their separate but related research into, and interventions with, the structures of pianos and pianolas, and social situations surrounding their key periods of use.
If you are interested in following these processes of exploration as they continue to unfold, please visit www.facebook.com/Noted
Rachel Morley creates unique felt items by hand using the wet felt method. The natural colours and shapes of the Scottish coastal landscape have inspired the Pebble range or Doorstops, Cubby Bowls, Cubbyholes and Pebble Pods. Rachel experiments with wool fibres from British breeds of sheep to take advantage to their varying qualities. As a contrast, Rachel enjoys the challenges of felting with a broad colour palette to create the colourful range of bowls.
Rachel’s aim is to elevate felt craft to create innovate products for the interior, echoing organic forms of the coastal landscape. Her fine art background brings a very sculptural feel to her work which is tactile and evocative.
Rachel has a Fine Art Degree and Level 2 and Level 3 Diplomas in Feltmaking. She is a member of the international Feltmakers Association and Design Nation. She is a supporter of the campaign for Wool and member of the Rare Breeds Survival Trust. Rachel works from a studio in Hickling a village situated between Nottingham and Melton Mowbray. Come in to the Craft Gallery during the month of May and admire the Scottish bliss Rachel Morley felt pieces create.
In the Box Gallery this month we have been inspired by the weather, and have put together a display celebrating spring. The focus is on the rebirth of nature, selecting pieces which represent the bloom of new flowers and joyous animals. The range of work within the exhibition is from a variety of makers working in different crafts all embodying our theme of spring.
Here is just a selection of the pieces we have on display in the Box Gallery.
Paul Collinson | Gary Saunt | Kat Saunt | Steve Upton
This exhibition shows work by a group of East Yorkshire and Hull based painters whose practice involves, either incidentally or wholly, the used of photography or computer software.
This can be in the organisation of the idea, the capture and use images as subject matter, or in the very creation of the artwork itself.
What all the painters do have in common is that need, the “agitation”, to produce something that has a presence.