Monthly Archives: June 2013

Ropewalk Printmaker selected for Royal Academy Summer Exhibition

By janetuplin |

Beverley based artist Val Mager is celebrating one of her prints, Tumblebees, being selected for the Royal Academy’s Summer Exhibition.

Two of her prints made it to the Academy’s short list for this year and Tumblebees made it through to the final selection with the print edition immediately selling out. Continue reading »

Humber to the Wash Exhibition opens

By janetuplin |

The biennial open summer exhibition at the Barton upon Humber arts centre, The Ropewalk, has opened with brisk sales reported.

The Humber to the Wash exhibition, which is featured in all three galleries at the Maltkiln Road venue, has attracted work from artists throughout the region and selectors Ann Wallis and Carol Butler were hard pressed to make the final selection. Continue reading »

Humber to The Wash – Open Exhibition

By richardhatfield |

The Ropewalk’s biennial open exhibition has again attracted artists from throughout our region. We had a large number of entries and limited space proved to be a bigger consideration for the selectors than lack of quality:

Being a selector for this open exhibition was both a terrific privilege and a challenging role! Terrific – as we were surrounded by work of extremely high quality, presenting many different styles, techniques and glimpses into the artists’ worlds. And challenging, of course, for all the same reasons!

No-one should underestimate the creative force and dynamism there is in this area, from the Humber to the Wash, and I, for one, will be recommending this exhibition highly as THE place to visit.

Ann Wallis, Selector.

 

I have been involved with selection and hanging exhibitions for the past 40years but this was my first ‘Open’. How would I describe the experience? I liken it to my one and only roller coaster ride, exciting but terrifying, hurtling along, wanting to get off, and then wanting to start all over again as soon as it stopped!

An Open, I believe, should show a cross section of work, something I hope we have managed to do, but in the doing of it we have had to consider space, I think we could have easily selected another exhibition with as much quality and diversity as is being shown. How wonderful then that we have so many and such gifted artists practising in our area, how sad that there are so few places large enough to show the work, how much we owe to those at the Ropewalk for developing this excellent space.

I hope that everyone who visits the exhibition finds something to enjoy, something to hold within and remember.

Carol Butler, Selector.

 

The exhibition is kindly sponsored by The Proudfoot Group and Cooke Webster & Co

Prize Winners to be announced shortly.

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