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Art Exhibition, Fri 25 Aug - Sun 29 Oct 2017


Kunsthuis Gallery

Kunsthuis Gallery


Kunsthuis Gallery will showcase Award Winning watercolourists who are pushing the boundaries of their discipline and creative practice. We want to celebrate excellence and originality within this medium. Kunsthius Gallery have engaged in extensive research of artists who work within the medium of watercolour and who, we believe, sit in line with our gallery's ethos to be the Contemporary Abstract Gallery of The North.

Our selected watercolourists are James Faure Walker, Carol Robertson, Ruth Piper, Ruth McCabe, Helen Wells, and Rachel Sudworth. Alongside the watercolourists we showcase ceramicists Aphra O'Connor and Richard Smith and sculptors Birgit Toke Tauka Frietman, Jim Murdoch, Patrick Walls, Rebecca Lisle and Sara Jane Palmer.
Winner of the Royal Watercolour Society Award, James Faure Walker studied at St Martins and the Royal College of Art. He had been one of the founders of Artscribe magazine in 1976, which he edited for eight years. He has exhibited eight times at SIGGRAPH in the USA and won the ‘Golden Plotter’ prize at Computerkunst, Gladbeck, Germany in 1998. He was one of the five English artists commissioned to produce a print for the 2010 South African World Cup. Critics have commented on the lyricism and exuberant colour of Walker’s paintings.
London based artist Carol Robertson won 1st prize in 2005 in the Singer & Friedlander / Sunday Times Watercolour competition. Robertson is an artist who works within the tradition of geometric abstraction. She is known for her luminous striped and circle formations which, although not seeking to record the world as it looks, are nevertheless closely linked to everyday life: to things seen, felt and imagined.
Artist Ruth Piper is profoundly influenced by the terrain and atmosphere of dark literature and films with a special fascination for westerns and psychological thrillers. Ruth is interested in the transitional mythological landscape between knowing and the unconscious, where dreams and reality merge. And the notions of transition and transformation that link to a strong sense of place both physical and psychological.
Helen Wells often combines mediums such as ink, watercolour paint and paper to create fascinating and memorable art works that celebrate the joyful side of life and which allude to infinite possibilities. In 2014 she co-won Winsor & Newton’s Watercolour Revolution competition which resulted in her painting being displayed in the Saatchi Gallery in London.

Inspired by quiet still places, Rachel Sudworth uses subtle colours found in wild environments. She loves hills, mountains and forests, empty winter beaches and northern light.
Ruth McCabe's inspiration comes from forms in the landscape whether that is coastal Suffolk where she lives or her old haunts of Ingleton Gorge, Snowdonia and North York Moors from undergraduate field-course days. “I sketch and paint on site, en plein air, but use these compositions only as stimulations for studio worked pieces.” Ruth was a Finalist and exhibitor in Sunday Times Contemporary Watercolour Competition. Mall Galleries, London and a competitor of the Sky Arts “Landscape Artist of the Year 2016”.

We also showcase a beautiful range of sculptures made in wood, found objects, metal and stone, by Birgit Toke Tauka Frietman, Jim Murdoch, Patrick Walls, Rebecca Lisle and Sara Jane Palmer and unique ceramics by Aphra O'Connor and Richard Smith.

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Fri 25 Aug - Sun 29 Oct 2017 11:00 to 16:00

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