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Meet the Artist Event: Sean Durkin
Press Release

Meet the Artist Event: Sean Durkin

/ Thursday 21st of April, 2022

York Fine Arts is delighted to announce that Contemporary Yorkshire artist Sean Durkin will be visiting the gallery on Saturday the 21st of May 2022 to celebrate the opening of his exhibition, ‘Sean Durkin: Art for All!’. From 12:00pm-2:00pm, visitors will have a special opportunity to meet Sean and discuss the exhibition, his work, his inspirations, and his life as a professional artist.

Steeped in the grit and humour of England’s industrial past and the proud working people who raised its foundations, Sean’s paintings brim with stories too often untold. Shining a light on people and places frequently overlooked, this exclusive collection of work proudly declares and asserts the egalitarian nature of fine art, justly placing its myriad pleasures back into the hands of all.

As an artist whose work so powerfully celebrates community and collective memory, it is no coincidence that the exhibition closes with the crescendo of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations. In honour of this momentous occasion, York Fine Arts has specially commissioned a large centrepiece for the show to be unveiled on the Jubilee weekend.

‘Sean Durkin: Art for All!’ opens on Friday, the 20th of May and runs until Sunday, the 5th of June. All paintings in the exhibition are available for purchase, with signed, limited-edition prints also available. All paintings are also eligible for the Set-Aside and Own Art schemes, which gives collectors the option to spread the cost of a purchase with interest-free payments.

For additional information or high-resolution photographs, please contact Kirsty Maclennan on 01904 634221 or email kirsty@yorkfinearts.co.uk.