This exhibition of paintings is inspired by the beautiful British coastline, and captures the relationship between the land and the sea with its ever-changing colours, light and atmosphere.
Equally as evident in these works is the emotional response to the landscape.
“I aim to capture the essence of a scene through the abstraction of colour and light. The colours work in harmony to capture a moment in time.
Whilst the moment is transitory, the mood evokes elemental connections we have with places that feel eternal – this [ our relationship with coastal landscapes] is an aspect of Mike’s poetry that impresses me”.
A chance meeting between the artist Sue Walsh with the poet, Mike Penney, led to this exhibition, a collaboration between artist and poet.
The exhibition will run between 13 July and 3 August 2021
You can view some of Sue’s work here in our online gallery, but no new pieces have been revealed yet! 🙂
We are looking forward to seeing you at Chester Art Centre for the private view of this magical exhibition on the 15th of July from 6:30 PM!
The ‘Winds of Change’ is an art exhibition by Gillian Robertson that will run between 3 August and 1 September at Chester Art Centre.
Following Gillian’s exhibition ‘Wonderful World’ in 2019, Winds of Change is inspired by the growing concern about the effects of climate change. Her paintings reflect on the power and vulnerability of nature in the light of human efforts to dominate and control the natural world.
The exhibition features local landscapes flooded or bathed in ominous light, birds and animals threatened with displacement, and woodlands and remains of the past that remind us of the transience of our lives and the greater power of the forces upon which we depend.
The private view will take place on the 5th of August between 5 PM and 9 PM. We are really looking forward to seeing you there! Mask-free and safe:)
See also : www.gillianrobertson.co.uk
The gallery is open Tuesday – Saturday between 10 Am and 5 PM.
Join us and IGNITE Your Imaginations.
A comprehensive guide on how to create magical worlds in words and pictures for the children’s book market with children’s book author Sheila Tyrer Hughes and illustrator Bee Buckmaster.
At this special and informal and informal workshop, Sheila and Bee will take us on a magical journey as they offer writing technique tips, suggestions, and starting points to enable you to bring the myth and magic into your own children’s literature.
Sheila and Bee recognise the importance of encouraging children to read and in doing so inspiring their imaginations.
Sheila and Bee are both published authors and illustrators respectively, and Sheila is involved in the Sandstone Ridge Festival which encourages children to find their own voices in writing by entering a short story competition.
Saturday 6th April, 1pm – 5pm £35.00
All materials provided!
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“I spent the last 50 years in Australia and have been painting for about 30 years. On my return to the UK, I found myself in a very isolated and dark place due to having no family or friends over here. I had to leave my family and children back in Australia. To cope with the pain and to escape the reality of losing my family I turned to drugs. However, I have recently decided to – and have – turned my life around following a near death experience. I have used my art to assist me in this recovery process. My art work also expresses my depth of hurt and anguish and also the hope and spiritual well-being I have experienced as part of my recovery. I have also decided to draw on my experiences to show and help others to turn their life around through the medium of art. I am no longer dependent on drugs and have already had some of my artwork displayed in a local rehabilitation centre where I also provide a mentoring role.
I hope that through demonstrating how drug paraphernalia, which nearly destroyed my life, can be used to create amazing artwork, my show can inspire and help other people to become drug free.”
Join us on April 7th at 6 PM for a glass of wine and some incredible mandala art!
We are incredibly proud to be a part of Lord David Lo Russo’s 2017 world tour which begins in the UK!
EXHIBITION EXTENDED due to popular demand!
Born in Italy, David Lo Russo grew up in Belgium eventually settling in the Jura in 2007. Son of an Italian Royal, David discovered his passion for drawing at a tender age mastering a pastel technique using only his hands. Throughout his creative career, David has had an unwavering devotion to his art. Inspired by his travels across borders, David’s art continues to evolve mirroring his free spirit. In 2015, David unveiled his first collection: “The kingdom of the Jura”, after a successful reception the artist unveiled a second edition, “Circus is an art” in exhibitions across Europe. David is the owner of a hotel/restaurant in France and a pasta restaurant in Switzerland, where all the interior decoration was painted by hand by the artist himself!
With his new collection ‘The kingdom of the Jura Volume II’ David starts his 2017 world tour in the UK.
DO NOT MISS!!!
Take a look at David’s website to see more of his work!
Wild Heart is the first photographic work by Andre Bielecki. His personal footprints give us an insight into the emotional and often solitary journey of a modern day pilgrim.
An incredibly rich and meaningful photo exhibition will be spread throughout the whole gallery on the opening day and Andre will be here to tell you everything about his work and share his experiences.
(…and shhhhh…. it is going to be Andre’s Birthday party as well…! :))
A little party to celebrate the end of decorating works!…:)
We’ve had a lot of art exhibitions, art classes and a lot going on in the past few months, however, we were still not a 100% ready to say that everything was how we wanted it to be… Well, now we ARE! And we’ve realised that we’ve never had an Official Opening – NorthgateStudio just became Chester Art Centre and we’ve been readjusting the business since, making improvements to existing structures and implementing new ideas. The transition has been rather smooth, yet incredibly difficult. We’ve worked hard and will keep doing so, but a little celebration is a must, we believe.
We are happy to invite you to our opening party this Friday, it is going to be a great one!
On the night we will have a preview for a new exhibition downstairs themed around Performance – Art, enjoy a little theatrical performance, have a glass of wine (or two!), talk about art, exchange ideas and simply have a lot of FUN!
And on top of it all… to celebrate Black Friday Chester Art Centre will be offering 20% OFF all of our art on display!