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.