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Art Exhibition, from 23 Aug 2019, free entry

Gallery Forty-Nine

Gallery Forty-Nine


"Movement and Myth” art exhibition runs from Saturday 22nd June to the 31st August 2019.

Featuring work by artist Maggie Moore and ceramicist Ruth Collett.

Artist Maggie Moore explores the role of animals and birds in mythology, religion, poetry and literature.

Maggie Moore studied Visual Art at Bretton Hall College of Leeds University, graduating in 1979. Over the past thirty five years she has gained a reputation for her ability to capture movement and energy in her depictions of animals and birds.

She selects her medium according to her subject matter and this exhibition includes large mixed media pieces in acrylic and charcoal, oil paintings and linocuts. She has introduced a decorative element to her more recent work through the addition of gold and silver leaf.

Influenced by the wildlife of the Yorkshire Wolds and Coast, Maggie finds inspiration within themes of mythology, religion, poetry and literature. Most of her work is a visual interpretation of a poem, legend or passage that she has read.

Ruth Collett’s ceramics explore the relationshipbetween form and texture by enhancing organic and flowing forms with complex patterning. Her pots have been inspired by the Yorkshire Wolds and Coast since moving here in 2012, and she is a studio artist at Woodend Creative in Scarborough.

Her series of Wolds Bowls capture the rounded curves of the water-sculpted chalk hills overlaid with the geometry and drama of theWolds fields. She uses natural oxide colours to recreate the rich colours, and plants and stones collected on walks on the Wolds Way to impress into the clay and create textures of this unique landscape.

In her series Pots versus Plastics Ruth uses waste plastics to texture clay and create complex patterns and textures. Ruth has beeninvolved in beach cleans since she moved to Scarborough in 2012 and started using the collected fruit mesh and bubble wrap both to reuse and recycle some of this plastic, and to highlight the problem of plastic pollution on our coast.

Ruth Collett uses plastic mesh and bubble wrap she collects on beach cleans to texture her pots and highlight the problem of plastic pollution.

Event details

Dates Times
Fri 30 Aug 2019 10:30 to 16:30
Sat 31 Aug 2019 10:30 to 16:30
Open Thursday to Saturday, 10.30am to 4.30pm


Free entry

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