An exhibition by Cleethorpes born printmaker Melvyn Petterson has just opened at The Ropewalk in Barton upon Humber.
The exhibition, which runs until Sunday, June 1, features work by Melvyn who studied at Grimsby School of Art before moving on to Camberwell School of Art in London.
The Ropewalk in Barton upon Humber is hosting its biennial Open Print Exhibition during the summer months.
The exhibition, which runs from Saturday, June 7, to Sunday, September 7, will be held in both GalleryOne and Artspace and will feature a comprehensive range of what is best in contemporary printmaking, said Ropewalk Director and Exhibitions Officer, Richard Hatfield.
This touring exhibition of painting, sculpture, photography and video by Graham Underhill is visiting five venues during 2014.
The work in the exhibition explores space, time and the ways in which memory and anticipation influence the perception of place. These themes are treated both generally and in ways specific to the five localities. Based on the environment of Barton-upon-Humber, Underhill has produced a large painting in oil on canvas, a series small works on paper, a collection of photographs and has collaborated with a senior residents and pupils from Castledyke Primary School in the making of a short video film.
During the show Graham Underhill will be running exhibition related workshops for Castledyke Primary School and Baysgarth School.
A small satellite display in Barton Library for the duration of the exhibition will challenge people, with a selection of unusual photographs, to see how well they know Barton.
The project has its own website: www.herethereandtheelsewhere.com with dedicated Barton pages.
The Ropewalk’s Open day, held earlier this month, attracted more than 500 visitors curious to find out what did go on behind the scenes of their quarter-mile long building in Barton upon Humber.
The corridors along the length of the Maltkiln Road building were full of activity as those curious to see what went on in parts of the building not normally open to the public. Continue reading
Melvyn was born in Cleethorpes and studied at Grimsby and Camberwell Schools of Art before setting up Artichoke Print Workshop in south London in 1993. He has work in the collection of the British Museum and is a member of the Royal Society of Painter Printmakers and the New English Art Club.
Melvyn says of his work: “My landscapes often centre around the drama played out in nature, a dark cloud threatens, a sudden burst of sunlight, a moody sky against snow covered fields. These are the times when nature displays her more provocative side; probably for just a few seconds; these often fleeting moments I have tried to capture in my images.”