Winter Exhibitions Small Works

One of the best aspects of setting up ‘Small Works Exhibitions’ is to display the wide range of artistic endeavours from artists both local and further afield, with many artists new to the gallery, including first time exhibitors having the opportunity to show alongside their well established counterparts. Visitors to the gallery, who may not always feel comfortable participating in …

Between The Lines

Malcolm Taylor The bedrock of Malcolm’s exhibition ‘Between The Lines’ is undoubtedly ‘The Landscape’ through many aspects. In this second solo exhibition at Water Street Gallery, Malcolm has an almost equal division is between realism and abstraction, works evolving from direct sketches and drawings. Paradoxically the finished works rarely begin with a fixed image in mind, but unfold freely and …

The Road – Mike Holcroft

Mike Holcroft This is an exhibition of two halves. Cars zip across an imagined panoramic mountainous landscape. Drama is heightened by suggested clouds of toxic emissions and melting glacial ice, ecological reminders within these sumptuous works. in these sumptuous works. Benefiting from the strong pigment of coloured pastel each landscape is dominated by a singular colour. By contrast in the …

‘A Face to The World’ | Portraits

Capturing a likeness of the human face is of course  associated with fine art painting and sculpture. Traditionally  commissions were undertaken through clients wishing to conveying all manner of attributes – aggrandisement, power, beauty, wealth, learning and taste, then once photography  came on the scene  artists gained the freedom to be more experimental and expressive,  endeavouring to capture broader  truths, …

Landmarks

Mention ‘Landmarks’ and that famous local monument Stoodley Pike springs to mind. Look a little deeper and this area has much to offer as inspiration for artists who immerse themselves not only in it’s beauty, but also somewhat darker interpretations. Natural and wild landmarks such as the Bridestones, Lumb Falls, Hardcastle Craggs, Gorpley Clough, eroded rocks and standing stones, and …