'North South East West': March 17th - May 3rd 2016
Budleigh AND Exeter Galleries...
Norman Ackroyd attended Leeds College of Art from 1957-61 and the Royal College of Art, London from 1961-64, where he studied under Julian Trevelyan. He was elected to the Royal Academy of Art in 1988 and appointed Professor of Etching, University of the Arts, in 1994. He was elected Senior Fellow of the Royal College of Art in 2000, and in 2007 was made CBE for services to Engraving and Printing.
Ackroyd is a landscape artist with a deep affinity for the various topographies specific to the British Isles. Weather and water form the basis of his incredibly complex and variable compositions, in many instances technical tours de force. Depending on the locale, atmospheric conditions and intended mood, his works range from minimalist, nearly abstract impressions, to richly detailed images of specific places and seasons.
This is the 3rd solo show of Norman’s to be held at Brook Gallery. We are honoured to once again play host to some of the most beautiful works of art ever to adorn our walls, and delighted to welcome Norman to launch what will be the largest show of his works, outside of London, and spanning the last 30 years.
Click here to see the the pieces included in the exhibition.
There is a lovely hand made map by Norman of the pieces in our exhibition, please click here to view a pdf of it.
LAST CHANCES TO SEE THE EXHIBITION:
EXETER - SATURDAY APRIL 30TH 12PM-4PM
BUDLEIGH - MONDAY MAY 2ND 12PM-4PM
Now with a new gallery and show room in the centre of Exeter...
One of the most prestigious art galleries in Devon, the Brook Gallery in Budleigh Salterton, came into existence in 1997 as a gallery with specialisation in Fine Art original print. Importantly, whilst still embracing these principles, the gallery has been able to extend its reach and media presence to incorporate most other fine art disciplines including paintings, and 3 dimensional works through our portfolio 'ANOTHER DIMENSION', incorporting some of the most compelling and accomplished sculptors and potters working today. Over our 18 years, Brook has flourished, having acquired an enviable reputation across the UK and beyond, consulting, sourcing and installing the best Fine Art into beautiful homes like yours, exciting hostelries and exceptional hotels together with the some of the best professional offices and establishments across the UK.
Well known for working with some of the world’s best known names past and present; our passion, energy and integrity has enabled the Brook Gallery to expand into a large and beautiful space in the centre of Exeter, which opened in March 2015.
This new and exciting centre for art continues to inspire all who visit. The gallery itself shows a further diverse range of original, compelling and collectable work, extending our repertoire by further incorporating new talent alongside our own celebrated collection, allowing us to respond to the new and exciting projects coming our way. In addition to this, our newly implemented outreach programme is aimed to challenge and develop its participants and its viewers alike.
Artist Posters, 8th May - 7th June: Many of the world's leading artists have enjoyed making posters for their exhibitions. These often took the form of original lithographs, printed by some of the great Parisian ateliers. The poster, by nature, is ephemeral and mint copies are rare so Brook Gallery are delighted to exhibit a selection of these striking prints.
Moor to Sea, 11th July - 29th August: Alan Cotton, one of the most revered artists in our midst selects a body of work from artists across theUK who are known for their love of the West Country and studies of the same. Beautiful paintings become the theme of this show. Given a subject as diverse and often challenging as our region’s landscapes and ‘lifescapes’, these Fine Artists have produced the most astonishing selection of styles, colours, moods and hues to excite and inspire you.
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