Flights of Fancy

GALLERY ONE, | 11/01/2014 : 16/02/2014

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.

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Studio Artists Show

The annual exhibition by The Ropewalk Studio artists. Featuring work by:

David Alcock
Sally Beaumont
Emily Connor
Debbie Grice
Richard Hatfield
Gill Hobson
Judith Land
Darren Langton
Tim Needham
Julie Oxenforth
Michael Scrimshaw
Shirley Trumble
Keith Woodcock

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Christmas Art Market at The Ropewalk

The Ropewalk’s popular Christmas Art Market will showcase the work of more than 40 makers and artists.

Taking  place over the weekend of Saturday December 7 and Sunday December 8 those makers and artists selected to take  part will be selling original handmade gifts, cards and artwork   (more…)

By janetuplin |

Helen Martino

Helen Martino would describe her work as being ‘sometimes serious and sometimes playful’. For many years Helen worked as a functional potter, making batches of domestic pots on a wheel. Now she sees herself as more of a maker in clay, hand building each piece individually by using soft and flexible sheets of clay. These sheets of clay are freely cut, curved and sometimes twisted, this is how Helen is able to create different perspectives and distortion within her work. The surface is painted with slip, underglaze pigment and resists. Depending on the piece silver and gold lustre may also be incorporated.

Helen is fascinated by body language and how this can be communicated. She observes Mogul and Persian miniatures and admires how they are able to tell a story within one image. These artworks often show a significant event within the life span of a person or family. Helen’s sculptures are also intimate like the miniature and show a single event that can be applied to the past, future and present, allowing the viewer to determine the story of each artwork.

Working in Cambridge, Helen exhibits widely across the UK and is the founder member of Cambridge Open Studios. She will be exhibiting in the Box Gallery in November.

 

By devonb |

Eleanor Tomlinson

Yorkshire born and bred, Eleanor Tomlinson is a traditional artist and illustrator based in East Yorkshire. Inspired by the beautiful Yorkshire countryside she has grown up amongst, Eleanor predominantly works in ink and watercolour to specialise in capturing and celebrating UK wildlife and the local countryside. Eleanor’s distinctive style using ink and watercolour, combines traditional, well-loved subjects with a contemporary, illustrative twist. Her use and composition of contrasting white space brings a narrative and sense of movement and energy to her pieces. Eleanor’s artworks have also been developed into a wide range of cards, stationery, limited edition prints and homeware collections alongside her original pieces which are being sold in an array of independent shops and galleries across the UK.

 

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Print Makers Council

LAND, SEA AND SKY

The theme for this exhibition ‘Land, Sea, and Sky’ was chosen because its wide-ranging associations might be interpreted in many different ways, and in part because the theme was seen to have some relevance to the location of The Ropewalk Gallery.  No size limit was imposed and artists were invited to respond to the theme in as wide a way as possible, to be as traditional or as innovative as they wished both in process and format.  The final selection includes three dimensional and large format pieces as well as more conventional prints.

Printmakers Council was founded in 1965 by a group of prominent printmakers to raise the profile of printmaking as an art form and to provide an exhibition society for members. For over fifty years PmC has continued to pursue these aims through a rolling programme of exhibitions, lectures and practical workshops.

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Exhibitions open with northern Lincolnshire links

Two new exhibitions with links to northern Lincolnshire are opening this Saturday (Sept 14) at The Ropewalk arts centre in Barton upon Humber.

In the Artspace is Re-Tellings, a solo exhibition by Grimsby based artist Sue Stone whose work is inspired by people, place and time. (more…)

By janetuplin |