Monthly Archives: December 2013

New programme of day workshops

By janetuplin |

The new programme of day workshops at Barton upon Humber’s The Ropewalk has just been released and already the classes for the first half of 2014 are attracting interest.

Workshop co-ordinator Laura McNair has put together a blend of old favourites alongside new workshops to temp people either to expand their knowledge of a particular craft or to add ones to their range of skills.
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New Year, new programme of workshops at The Ropewalk

By janetuplin |

The new programme of day workshops at Barton upon Humber’s The Ropewalk has just been released and already the classes for the first half of 2014 are attracting interest.

Workshop co-ordinator Laura McNair has put together a blend of old favourites alongside new workshops to temp people either to expand their knowledge of a particular craft or to add ones to their range of skills.
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Successful Christmas Art Market at The Ropewalk

By janetuplin |

The Ropewalk’s second two-day Christmas Art Market attracted the crowds to the Barton upon Humber arts centre.

“We were delighted to welcome so many people to our annual opportunity to purchase Christmas gifts from regional artists and craft-makers,” said Liz Bennet of The Ropewalk.
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Christmas Art Market

By richardhatfield |

We were delighted to welcome so many people to our annual Christmas Art Market.   It was a pleasure to see the building so full of shoppers taking the chance to make the most of this opportunity to buy some special Christmas gifts from the artists and craft makers who lined the corridors of The Ropewalk.

Even some affected by the flooding at South Ferriby found time to visit us.

In total more than 800 people visited us over the two days and it was not just the Art Market that was busy.

 Laura, our Craft Gallery and Exhibition Co-ordinator, said there was a real buzz in the Craft Gallery at the weekend.

“It was wonderful to see the Gallery so full of customers appreciating all the great work we have on display,” she said.

 In the Coffee Shop manager Amanda Foster reported a never ending stream of customers.  “Over the weekend we got through 152 pints of milk, it was amazing,” she said.

The Ropewalk escapes tidal surge

By richardhatfield |

Many thanks to all our customers who have rang up over the last few days to enquire how The Ropewalk had fared following Thursday evening’s tidal surge that devastated so many homes and businesses along the banks of the Humber and Trent.

Thankfully the tide turned just as the river was an inch away from topping the bank near to The Ropewalk which meant that in true showbiz style the show really did go on for Duckegg Theatre’s pantomime, Peter Pan.

Pictured is a photo taken by The Ropewalk’s Pete Mitchell on the morning after the night before!

 

Flights of Fancy

By richardhatfield |

An exhibition featuring two Yorkshire artists who work in very different mediums but who are both inspired by the birds and natural forms found and observed on walks and forays into the natural world.

 

Pam Grimmond is an artist and printmaker based in North Yorkshire. Her work includes linocuts, wood engravings and collages. Shapes and colours from the landscape often find their way into her work. She works by developing drawings into areas of colour and texture, which are then transferred to lino, prior to cutting. Although she has explored working in a variety of printing media, this process allows her to build up layers of colour, creating exciting and unexpected effects. Through her limited edition linoprints, she explores her relationship with the environment, both rural, urban, and more recently, coastal. She focuses on how places affect her, which acts as inspiration for imaginative possibilities.

Chris Moss uses a variety of metal materials, new and recycled wire and mesh to make sculptures that reflect her interest in the natural world. Second-hand or found materials often contribute as much intrinsic character to the finished piece as other aspects. She has a curiosity about the physiognomy, movement and behaviour of animals and birds and enjoys making the more common-place birds that can be observed closely rather than rarer subjects that can only be glimpsed in photographs. Whilst accuracy of proportion and scale is very important to her, it has never been her intention to depict every feather of a subject – she prefers to try and capture some sense of that particular bird’s presence and energy. She has recently started to create other aspects of the natural environment, such as plants and organic forms to provide a little natural cover for the birds, within the gallery.

Christmas Box

By richardhatfield |

This Christmas the Box Gallery has once again been transformed into an emporium of festive treats. There are many beautiful hand made gifts to choose from including scarves, hats, lights and baubles.

Studio Artists’ Exhibition

By richardhatfield |

The annual exhibition of Ropewalk Studio Artists and invited guests runs until the New Year in Gallery One. Regular exhibitors such as Michael Scrimshaw, Gill Hobson annd Janine Knight are joined by new additions  Barry Fox and Scunthorpe artists Letitia Thompson and John Martin. Also included is designer/maker Darren Langton whose hand made furniture are welcome additions and make for a diverse and interesting show.

Winter Exhibition

By richardhatfield |

The Lincolnshire Artists’ Society brings together a collection of member’s work to the Artspace for their Winter Exhibition.

The Lincolnshire Artists’ Society was formed over 100 years ago and throughout its history it has strived to champion the very best of visual arts in the region.

This current exhibition shows over 75 works from 58 artists in all types of media including paintings, textiles, glass and ceramics.

Chairman Leszek Dabrowski states: “I know our members always enjoy the opportunity to exhibit at this popular gallery. It provides an excellent space in which to display members’ work.

“We have a wide membership across the county and in the immediate neighbouring counties, but we are always interested in hearing from talented new artists who are interested in joining us.”

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