We will be holding an exhibition of work produced by students at local schools from 29th June – 7th July. The work is of a really high standard and well worth a visit. Join us for an evening reception on 29th June from 6:30 – 8:30 pm. Schools represented are Altrincham Grammar for Boys, Altrincham Grammar for Girls, Blessed Thomas Holford Catholic College, Cheadle Hulme School, King David, Loreto Grammar, Manchester High School, Sale Grammar, Stockport Grammar, Withington Girls School.
Olga Geoghegan’s show was a wonderful chance to see more than 40 of her paintings in one place. You can read more about Olga here on Northern Soul
You can download or view a copy of our winter 2017 newsletter here, which looks back at the art market over the last 12 months and highlights what we have planned for 2018. Contact the gallery to get newsletters, exhibition details and research notes sent to you automatically.
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This show marks the start of our new ambition for the Gallery. Each year we will hold one exhibition where there is a clear and coherent underlyng theme, and which moves away from simply having a sense of Northern-ness. Of course artists from the North West will still play and important role in the work we sell, but we want to acknowledge that there is a big art world out there, and begin to explore it in the gallery.
Exploring the way a metropolis is emerging from the once down on its heels British city, this show looks at the urban landscape of Greater Manchester.
In an art world in the North increasingly dominated by Lowry-inspired paintings full of people and buildings, Steve Capper stands apart with his bold and contemproray use of vibrant colour and his eschewing of traditional motifs. He focuses on the shapes and patterns formed by the clouds, hills and fields surrounding him and emphasises the simplicity of form with the bold and occasionally surreal use of primary colours, creating traditional landscapes painted in a unique way, and still lifes full of vibrancy. Sitting comfortably somewhere between representational and abstract, Steve has achieved that rare feat in the Northern Art World – his paintings are instantly recognisable and indisputably his own.
A review of Steve Bewsher’s Construction by the Rochdale Canal in the excellent Northern Soul website. Thanks to Ant Cosgrove and his Northern Art FaceBook page
Painting the North: Construction by the Rochdale Canal, Steven Bewsher
This exhibition of Valette’s work – including pieces not seen in public for many years – is possibly the most comprehensive gathered in a commercial gallery since the regular exhibitions put on by the Tib Lane gallery and gives the visitor a small idea of the breadth of work produced by this most fascinating of artists
We have put together a guide to buying art wisely. Follow these basic rules and appreciate your art whilst watching it appreciate!
Following various discussions in the gallery on the work and investment potential of Brian Shields (AKA Braaq), we have produced our lastest research note on this subject. Contact the gallery if you would like to receive a copy.
Marking our one year anniversary of moving from Macclesfield to Hale, the exhibition coincides with the publishing of the book of the same name and shows works from a wide range of artists who can be linked to The Northern School
This book is the first attempt to define the Northern School, and explain that far from being comprised of Lowry copyists, it was a coherent school depicting the changes wrought in the North-West by the collapse of Lancashire’s heavy industries and the impact of two World Wars. The School was about more than simply preserving a lost landscape, it was an artistic celebration of a people facing and adapting to the consequences of irreversible global change. It was a school that mourned the past and yet looked to the future, tentative but confident and willing to use the tools supplied by its major influences, most notably Edgar Degas, Walter Sickert and L S Lowry.
The Northern School has become one of the most commercially successful art movements in the UK, and the book explains its origins, influences and possible future. This was a school inter-connected with the main movements in Modern British and European Art and the book examines the work of its greatest pupils in this context.
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This research note analyses the market for the artist Liam Spencer.
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An article by Denis Taylor on William Ralph Turner featuring Gateway Gallery in the May issue can be accessed here
Ten Northern Artists to buy – Cheshire Today considers ten of the best of the current crop of North West artists. Click here to view
Steve Capper’s one man show opens today and runs until the 28th May
Our Lowry Print research note has been sent out, if you haven’t yet received it or are not on our mailing list, please contact us for your copy