20th Century British & Contemporary Art
Castlegate House Gallery

New work for Summer and holiday opening hours

13th July, 2017

#Whatever by Alex Hain #Whatever by Alex Hain

Our next major “blockbuster”, to pinch a tag from the National Gallery, is Cornish at Castlegate; a 40+ work show of mainly never before seen works by arguably the most respected of chroniclers of working class life since the 1960s; the late Norman Cornish MBE. That’s for September, but before then we have a range of great works to show which may be viewed HERE.

We have new work by Alex Hain (we believe the best he’s done to date, you’ve got to see it in the flesh to really appreciate how good it is), Louis Appleby and Jess Pigott. Jess is working on several projects at the moment, and it’s wonderful to see her striding into the realm of life studies. “Tom” I think is a great small life-study painting. Browns Folly in Pieces has real vibrancy and depth; great work.

Also on show at the moment are works by John Bellany (RA), Bill Bell, Geoffrey Key and Winifred Nicholson (Tea Time, shown HERE, is one of the best Winifred Nicholson paintings we’ve seen in a long time), plus we’ve retained, by popular demand, works by Frank Auerbach and Grayson Perry to view. As always, we have ceramics by some of the best studio potters available, including Jim Malone, William Plumptre and the late Edward Hughes, amongst many others.

Take a look online or call in to see the works in the flesh.

Between Saturday 15th and Saturday 29th July, inclusive, we have amended opening hours. The gallery will be open Monday, Friday and Saturday for the two week duration. Apologies for any inconvenience, but sometimes it’s good to remember why you had children before they leave to live their own lives…

All for now,

Steve and Christine