Bursting with exciting news and the bright, bold spirit of summer, we send our warmest greetings to you all. Prize exhibitions, sell out shows and a sea of seasonal new artwork have been keeping the gallery abuzz with the infectious enthusiasm and energy of fine art and its infinite delights. With such newsworthy announcements and standout masterpieces to unveil, we simply could not be happier to share our most recent updates with you all.
After much anticipation, this month the gallery is excited to open contemporary landscape artist Clare Haley’s annual solo exhibition, ‘Clare Haley: Light of Yorkshire'. To the great delight of collectors old and new, Clare once again unveils a fantastically wild and atmospheric collection of original paintings that explore the dynamic relationship between light, landscape and the elements. One of the gallery’s most popular and highly anticipated sell-out shows of the year, a preview catalogue is highly recommended for those hoping to secure a first look at the collection. The exhibition runs from 28 July to 20 August and will also be available to view on our website.
The gallery is also delighted to congratulate pastel artist Ian Rawling and contemporary landscape artists Clare Haley and Michael John Ashcroft ROI on each having a piece selected for the prestigious New Light Prize Exhibition. Shining a light on northern art and artists, the biennial touring exhibition recognises the wealth of talent across the north, selecting only a small handful of work from thousands of entries. This year, the exhibition tour launches at The Williamson Art Gallery & Museum, Birkenhead on the 29th of September.
In other exciting news, the gallery is also equally delighted to congratulate contemporary artist Michael John Ashcroft, ROI on the selection of his painting, ‘On Time, Oxford Road Station, Manchester’ for the Royal Academy’s iconic and longstanding Summer Exhibition. The world’s largest open submission exhibition, the Royal Academy’s annual Summer Exhibition has celebrated art in all forms since 1769. While the piece has since sold, you can still see Michael’s painting at the exhibition up until the 20th of August.
Between exhibition changeovers and a host of recent deliveries, the gallery has welcomed an exciting collection of new work from Clare Haley, Jay Nottingham, Amanda Jackson, Andrew Grant Kurtis, Alex Hill, Caroline Richardson, Terry Evans, Edward Hersey, Louise Hepworth-Wood, Terence Clarke, Lee Fearnley and Ian Rawling. Do be sure to check back on our Recently Acquired page to see these and any other new pieces to arrive at the gallery.