A gallery of new work - Entry to Autumn

4th October, 2020

Percy Kelly and a gallery of new works

Now that The Castlegate Prize is over, well at least until 2022, we've rehung the gallery with a plethora of new work, all of which may be viewed HERE

Included we have two paintings by the late Percy Kelly, originally sold at the Messums London exhibition of 2012 and now repatriated from the US. One is a fascinating very rare abstract harbour gouache on paper and clearly shows Percy's interest in the works of Ben Nicholson. The other is a truly wonderful painting of Wellington Pit and Candlestick Chimney, Whitehaven

20th century and contemporary

Away from Percy, other twentieth century works include pieces by Patrick Heron, Norman Cornish, David Hockney (RA) and Hughie O'Donoghue (RA). On the contemporary front, we've been to visit David Storey at his Brighton studio, coming away with eight new works including four wonderful small oils, almost "cabinet pieces". 

Helen Fryer

We've also taken a number of works from the very talented Helen Fryer, as always, focusing on her travels around West Cumbria and the Scottish Isles. 

Looking forward

Looking forward, November will bring us to a rather different exhibition. Covid-Contemporary will feature newly created work, produced during lockdown months, by four young artists, Alice Campbell, Will Reinsch, Alex Hain and Louis Appleby. Originally planned to be staged in St James, London, the vagaries of a global pandemic have led us to stage this back on home turf at Castlegate House. This is a chance to see and acquire four new bodies of work by four exciting emerging artists we've been working with now for between two and six years. It promises to be a truly fascinating, engaging and thought provoking exhibition. More to follow as we head towards November. 

All for now,

Steve and Christine 

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