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Cumbria Ceramics
19th Nov 2017 - 10th Jan 2018
An exhibition of over 35 Cumbrian potters and ceramicists, curated by Bob Park.
Exhibitors
An exhibition of Cumbrian potters and ceramicists will be on display in the "Upstairs @ Upfront" gallery space. This is the third year that the group have exhibited at Upfront.

The joint preview with Cumbria Printmakers on Thursday 13th September 7pm - 9pm will include an "Empty Bowls" fundraising event for the charity, Mary's Meals. Bowls donated by the potters will be sold and filled with seasonal soup or fruit crumble. Cumbria Printmakers will also have a raffle of prints that they have donated.

Syl Macro
Hilary Harrison
Nigel Edmondson
Vicky Yates
Vicky Eden
John Calver
Vicky Eden
Dave Brittain
Upland - Upfront
14th Nov 2017 - 14th Jan 2018
An exhibition of work by Upland Members

We are delighted to partner with Upland to exhibit a range of works by Upland Member artists and makers over the festive period.

Upland is a bold, ambitious, rural-based visual art and craft development organisation based in Dumfries & Galloway, South West Scotland.

The exhibiting artists are:

Alan Brockbank, Alison Corfield, Alistair Hamilton, Andrew Adair, Andy Priestman, Angela Lawrence, Beth Currie, Colin Blanchard, Deborah Campbell, Gwen Adair, Helen Acklam, Henrietta Veys Crocker, Jennie Ashmore, Jo Gallant, Kate Anderson, Kevan McGinty, Margaret Walty, Mark Gibbs, Michal Šúr, Morag Macpherson, Pamela Grace, Peter Wareing, Ross Fulton, Suzanne Stuart Davies, Val Macadam and Wendy Kershaw.

Exhibitors
Pamela Grace, The Woods in March, pen & ink
Alistair Hamilton, Barn Door Wave, photography
Peter Wareing, Shoreline Iona bowl, ceramics
Alison Corfield From Above: Landlines, textiles
CLEARING
26th Sep 2017 - 12th Nov 2017
Exhibitors
Since the day I graduated (in Fine Art) from St Martin’s School of Art in 1971 I have worked full-time as an artist. Over that time I have made work in a variety of mediums (paintings, drawings, constructions, original prints).

My paintings and drawings are generally ‘to do’ with people - often where people are dealing with situations they find themselves in. I do depict subjects other than people and these are likely to be aspects of nature – as metaphors for human activities (my lithographs), or else nature profoundly affected by man (‘Clearing’).

I like the suggestion of a narrative in a painting . . . but I also like ambiguity. I wouldn’t want a definitive interpretation. I want the imagination to be fired. The word ‘clearing’ could refer to an open space within a forest, or to the physical act of clearing away, but also to the possibility of perceiving things more clearly – seeing things anew through changes in . . understanding, or memory, or just the weather.

Clearing (ii)
Sidings Study (ii)
Father and Son
At Low Tide
Marginal Land
A Search for the Man in the Street
Clearing (ii) Study (iv)
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