Coastal Art Workshop at The Atkinson Southport

Coastal Art Workshop at The Atkinson Southport

A fantastic day today working with the Sefton Coast Partnership in The Atkinson Gallery Southport. Based on traditional dry sand painting this drop in. family friendly event facilitated over fifty children working together to create a large floor based piece of art.  … Continue reading

The Cornerstone Gallery. Exhibition with Tony Smith and Richard Hooper

Exhibition open: Friday 4th October to (TS) Friday 1st November (RH) Friday 8th November

Private Viewing last night of Tony Smith’s ‘Pillar and Post’ alongside Richard Hooper’s ‘Against the Odds’ at The Cornerstone Gallery Liverpool Hope University.

Smiths body of work, which relates to a particular iconic Liverpool Music venue from the late 70’s, contains dynamic mark making and evidences a history of visual investigations and innovations. Vivid use of colour compositions create lively visions with repetitive marks evoking a nostalgic narrative. Alongside this is evidence of destabilizing mediums with thinners and gestural marks utilizing impasto techniques which combine to create fascinating  and alluring paintings.

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Hooper’s sculptures, with their striking colours, clean lines and simplistic forms effortlessly conceal the vast process-led learning curves attained to achieve them . These graceful objects represent not only a practical expertise in advanced design technology but are evidence of an enquiring exploration into potentially viable strategies in the making of contemporary formalistic sculptures.

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Gromit Unleashed Auction tonight

The Gromit Unleashed auction catalogue is available on line to view at prior to the auction on Thursday 3rd October 2013.

See my Gromit sculptures, Sugar Plum with Celia Birtwell  Lot no 14, Bumble Boogie with Jools Holland Lot no 21 and Antique Rose with Cath Kidston Lot no 49. To bid visit

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