Latest Exhibition at Malvern Theatres - May-June 2010

by Claire Mitchell 19. May 2010 19:33
We are pleased to announce the opening of our latest exhibition at the Malvern Theatres featuring the work of three excellent artists.
Christopher Hughes learnt his trade at the famous Royal Worcester Porcelain company and soon became one of their leading artists. Turning freelance, Christopher concentrated on watercolour painting and sold his work to galleries across the UK, Europe, USA and Japan. Although wildlife and still life dominated his earlier work, it is the countryside and landscape that now features predominantly.  Christopher spends six months each year teaching and painting from his home and studio on the beautiful Greek island of Alonissos. Oil paintings of the colourful, vibrant and unspoilt Aegean landscape are a dramatic contrast to his pastoral Worcestershire scenes. You can view all of Christopher’s work here.  

Staffordshire born Ivan Taylor first exhibited his work in 1972 before becoming a full time artist in 1989. He has since exhibited work all over the world and is now President of The Staffordshire Artists Society. Ivan showed an early interest in art exhibiting 40 paintings on BBC Television’s “Sketch Club”. He then went on to study Fine Arts and Graphics and later became Head of Graphics for Staffordshire County Council Education department. Ivan’s full gallery can be seen here  

Merseyside based Paul Shiers is a self-taught artist who paints predominantly in oil on canvas or in watercolour and ink. Paul enjoys painting abstract as well as quirky watercolours and ink paintings. He has exhibited his works in Calderstones Park, Liverpool in 2008 and in Dee Fine Arts, Wirral in 2009. You can see more of Paul’s work here.  

 

About Malvern Theatres

 

Nestling at the foot of the dramatic Malvern hills, Malvern Theatres is a major centre for the arts in the West Midlands. Home of the famous Malvern Festivals, founded by Bernard Shaw and Barry Jackson in 1929, the theatre has recently celebrated the tenth anniversary of a £7.2 million refurbishment.

Hailed both locally and nationally as a model of artistic and architectural excellence, Malvern Theatres boasts a diverse programme of drama, comedy, music and dance involving the biggest names.

It comprises three auditoria: the 800-seat Festival Theatre, famous for its programme of top touring drama and musicals; the Forum Theatre, a flexible space used for concerts and dance, as well as a 400-seat cinema. Visit the Theatre and see this exhibition yourself; you can see what’s on at the Theatres and the cinema here.
 

 

 

 

 

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by Claire Mitchell 16. April 2010 14:40

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"The Joy of Movement and Colour" at the Knapp Gallery

by Claire Mitchell 14. April 2010 17:13

"The Joy of Movement and Colour" exhibition at the Knapp Gallery in Regents College, in the heart of the beautiful Regents Park, London is showing the works of two of our artists, Wendy Hyde and Jurgen Dabeedin. This is one of our regular exhibitions in the Knapp Gallery where we also have two students from the Royal Academy Schools displaying their work. 

Wendy Hyde, who studied Fine Art at Coventry University in the 1990's, is displaying many of her latest colourful abstract pieces. Wendy has been particularly influenced by Mark Rothko, Willem de Kooning and Franz Kline. Her inspiration also comes from the world around - she takes colours from the land, sky and sea and generally paints whilst listening to music which also bears down on the finished artwork. Wendy is a very thoughtful artist who has exhibited her work throughout the West Midlands and has undertaken commissions for several of her collectors. Please take the opportunity of visiting the gallery to see her work "live" or of course her online gallery here.

Jurgen Dabeedin is an outstanding and innovative photographer. A scientist by training, Jurgen's photography is born out of his fascination with light and colour. All his images are of real objects, he uses no special effects on his work but the effect he achieves is very special indeed. Each photograph has a hidden secret which causes the viewer to study carefully the incredibly beautiful results. Jurgen is an associate member of the Royal Photographic Society his limited editions can be produced on paper, professionally framed and presented or for a stunning contemporary effect they can be acquired bonded into acrylic. His colourful imagery is set off brilliantly in the Knapp Gallery setting where visitors are welcome or see his photographs online here.

We have been supported again at this exhibition by students of the world renowned Royal Academy Schools. One is a very talented photographer and the other is able to create wonderfully delicate and intricate drawings. 

"The Joy of Movement and Colour" exhibition will be running throughout April to mid-May so why not visit the Knapp Gallery which is next to the college reception accessed by the main entrance in York Gate, just on the corner of the Inner Circle.

Photographs from "The Joy of Movement and Colour" at the Knapp Gallery

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Latest Exhibition at Malvern Theatres

by Claire Mitchell 1. April 2010 16:32

Our latest exhibition at the Malvern Theatres complex in Great Malvern, Worcestershire features three excellent artists creating a display of artwork that has something for everyone.

Ken White has a remarkable story. Born in Swindon in 1943 he left school at the age of 15 to work at the Great Western railway following in the footsteps of his father and grandfather. He took an interest in art and studied in the evenings to achieve an art A-level following which he moved to London to become a commercial illustrator. His big break came when he met a young entrepreneur called Richard Branson – Richard was so pleased with a mural that Ken painted for him in his London recording studio that he retained him as his personal mural artist for 26 years. Indeed, the “Scarlet Lady” featured on the nose of every Virgin aircraft is Ken’s most recognised work. The work on display in the Malvern Theatres is however reminiscent of his days in the railway yards, full of atmosphere and very distinctive. We would recommend that you visit the theatre restaurant and enjoy Ken’s art.

Worcestershire based artist Humph Hack returns to the theatres with some of his local scenes including lovely depictions of Malvern Priory. Humph studied Fine Art at Birmingham College of Art and is equally adept painting the human form as well as architectural structures. He has also produced a number of excellent works reflecting another of his interests, musical instruments. Humph has been a successful artist on artgallery.co.uk for sometime collecting consistently outstanding customer feedback and we’re delighted that he has joined our team to help co-ordinate exhibitions at the theatres complex.

In the Circle Bar area there is a splendid range of work by Susy Casillas. Susy has studied art in Mexico, North America and Japan and is interested in representing the world around her, especially as she captures the wonderful structures of living plants and explores human behaviour as she says herself her Mexican blood brings an intense personality to the canvas.   

 Photographs from Malvern Theatres

 

Artworks by Ken White

 

More of Ken's work

 

Humph Hack's artworks

 

Artworks by Susy Casillas

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New Exhibition at Malvern Theatres

by Aileen Mitchell 3. February 2010 13:52

We are delighted to announce our new exhibition at the splendid Malvern Theatre in Great Malvern, Worcestershire. This exhibition will run through February and March and visitors to the theatre complex will have the opportunity to view a very impressive set of paintings by three of ArtGallery.co.uk’s leading artists.

In the restaurant area, diners will be able to “feast” their eyes on the beautiful work of Worcestershire-based artist Rosie Lippett. Her Fine Art training at Royal Worcester Porcelain has given her the technique and patience to produce beautifully-composed work, painted with great skill. She has, over the last few years, enjoyed working in oil and at Malvern we are showing some of her “Canal-side” scenes as well as some of her brilliantly-amusing animal work and a lovely woodland landscape. Rosie’s work is becoming eminently collectable. See her work on line here.

In the Foyer, Sheffield-based artist David Allott is showing a range of his abstract pieces – David’s work is beautifully presented and particularly well suited to complement a modern home or office interior. He has a passion for colour and the blues and reds provide an exciting backcloth to the Theatre’s own modern interior – David has relatives in the Malvern area and was delighted to be given the chance to exhibit in such a great location. David’s paintings can be seen on the ArtGallery.co.uk website here.

The upstairs bar area is graced with the work of Merseyside artist David Shiers – self taught, David turned professional in 2003 and has had many successful exhibitions in the North West. He produces a great variety of paintings and is happy working with watercolours and acrylic but the work on display in the Theatre is in oils. His paintings generally start with him taking photographs and sketching “in plein air” (outside) and he then works up the final painting in his studio. You can see Lake District landscapes, City scenes as well as canvases showing “sunny Spain”. You can see more of his work here.

Malvern Theatres

Nestling at the foot of the dramatic Malvern hills, Malvern Theatres is a major centre for the arts in the West Midlands. Home of the famous Malvern Festivals, founded by Bernard Shaw and Barry Jackson in 1929, the theatre has recently celebrated the tenth anniversary of a £7.2 million refurbishment.

Hailed both locally and nationally as a model of artistic and architectural excellence, Malvern Theatres boasts a diverse programme of drama, comedy, music and dance involving the biggest names.

It comprises three auditoria: the 800-seat Festival Theatre, famous for its programme of top touring drama and musicals; the Forum Theatre, a flexible space used for concerts and dance, as well as a 400-seat cinema. Visit the Theatre and see this exhibition yourself; you can see what’s on at the Theatres and the cinema here.

 

 

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by Aileen Mitchell 10. January 2010 01:53

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