20th Century British & Contemporary Art
Castlegate House Gallery

A Summer Selection

28th May, 2016

Flora by Eileen Cooper RA Flora by Eileen Cooper RA

Heading towards our Ian Norris “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” exhibition towards the end of June (more of that in the next three weeks), we have a gallery full of new work to take focus on.

A Summer Selection can be seen HERE. There’s some stunning work, and we should start with an announcement. We’re thrilled and proud in equal measure to introduce to the gallery the work of Eileen Cooper RA. Eileen is not just a member of the Royal Academy of Arts, one of only eighty at any time, but also the first female Keeper of the RA in its almost 250 year history. The role of Keeper means that Eileen is the head of the RA Schools, a highly prestigious role. We’re very excited to be working directly with Eileen and have brought a selection of her work to the gallery, following on from her highly successful solo exhibition last year at the Royal Academy.

Added to this we have works from the highly talented young talents of Richard Fitton and Alex Hain. Works acquired for the gallery by Percy Kelly, including a rare oil painting of Maryport harbour. Also new works from Peter Quinn, Ceri Allen and Andrea Hunter complete the mix.

That’s it, summer is here; enjoy….

Steve and Christine