British Coastline Art Exhibition at Red Rag Modern Art Gallery, Bath UK (from Sunday, 19 June 2011)
The British coastline continues to fascinate and inspire; our island nature seems to draw us to the edge for escape and adventure, for contemplation, and to satisfy the longing to connect with the wild and unfathomable. This exhibition of contemporary art features works expressing these and other aspects of our experience of the British Coastline.
- (1888PressRelease) May 23, 2011 - The show will reflect the variation of the British coastline - sometimes remote and wild, sometimes epic, expansive and grand, sometimes rugged, sometimes charming and intimate, sometimes full of action and excitement and redolent with history - as well as the changing moods, colour, texture, light and atmosphere encountered where land, sea and sky meet.
The show will present inspiring works by established and emerging contemporary artists of the British landscape, coast and sea - including Colin Carruthers, Malcolm Cheape1, Chris Daynes1, Elaine Fine, Judy Hempstead, Amanda Hoskin, Tina Morgan, George Muir, James Orr, Donald Provan1, Malcolm Teasdale, Helen Turner1, Nicola Wakeling, Gary Walton, Ben Warner1 and Robina Yasmin.
Red Rag Gallery Manager, Carine Besse, commenting on the forthcoming exhibition, said, "As we approach summer we are delighted to be showing so many talented contemporary artists in this ensemble exhibition about the British coastline. This is a captivating show that reminds us so vividly not only of the wonderful variety of the coast, bringing forth our own memories of summer holidays, sand, sea and shore; but its continuing inspiration to life and art."
1 These artists are showing with Red Rag (Bath) for the first time.
Brief biographical notes
Colin Carruthers (b. Antrim, Northern Ireland 1963), graduated in Fine Art from the Birmingham Institute of Art in 1997; Malcolm Cheape (b. 1964) studied at the Cleveland College of Art and Design and the Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design; Chris Daynes (b. Hove, Sussex) studied at the Leeds College of Art and was in teaching until 2001; Elaine Fine studied at the Hertfordshire College of Art and Design 1981 (Diploma of Combined Art Studies) and at the Camden Institute and Camden Art Centre; Judy Hempstead studied at Newton Abbot College of Art and at Goldsmiths College, London and was senior lecturer in Art and Design at Exeter College of Art until 1998; Amanda Hoskin (b. Cornwall) studied at the Falmouth and Chelsea Colleges of Art and at Cornwall College and worked as a freelance wildlife illustrator until the early 1990s; Tina Morgan (b. Lynton, Devon 1952) studied art and design in Cornwall, worked as Art Director in advertising until 1985, when she took up painting full time, and is a member of the Royal Society of Women Artists; George Muir (b. Scotland) studied Interior Design at the Edinburgh College of Art and trained as an art therapist; James Orr (b. Glasgow) studied at the Glasgow School of Art; Donald Provan (b. Scotland, 1964) studied at the Edinburgh College of Art; Malcolm Teasdale (b. Newcastle, 1944) taught prior to taking up painting full time; Helen Turner (b. Scotland, 1937) studied at the Glasgow School of Art, is a 'documented designer in Aubusson and Beauvais', was awarded the Paisley Art Institute Diploma in 2000, was President of the PAI in 2001, is a lay member of the Glasgow Institute and a member of the Glasgow Society of Women Artists; Nicola Wakeling (b. Essex, 1978) studied art at Edinburgh College of Art and the London Institute of Education; Gary Walton (b. Worcester, 1962) took up painting in his 'mature years'; Ben Warner (b. Cornwall, 1970) studied at the Falmouth School of Art and Design; Robina Yasmin studied at the Glasgow School of Art.
All the artists participating in this show have exhibited widely and many have work in both private and public collections in the UK and abroad.
The show will run from Sunday, 19 June to Sunday 03 July 2011.