20th Century British & Contemporary Art
Castlegate House Gallery

An electronic re-hang and Castlegate Prize finalists

25th March, 2020

An e-rehang Helen Tabor - First Frost

An e-rehang

Well, it's not possible to rehang the gallery and welcome folks through the doors as was planned, so we've electronically rehung the gallery with a collection of some of our favourite works in stock as well as some client-favourite names; All may be seen HERE. We've included names such as Sheila Fell, Alice Campbell, John Bellany, Norman Cornish, Ceri Allen, Michael Bennett amongst many others. I must admit, choosing them did cheer us up somewhat, reminded us of normality and that we're committed to remaining open for business whatever the circumstances; it felt good to focus on what we always focus on rather than the bizarre. 

The Castlegate Prize - Finalists Grant Watson - Armchair of dementia

The Castlegate Prize - Finalists

Also we can now announce the thirty finalists in The Castlegate Prize, all may be seen over three pages HERE. We're thrilled to have raised in excess of £12,000 through entry fees for YoungMinds, huge thanks to all who entered. There are some wonderful diverse works in the final thirty, as I'm sure you'll agree. The winner-announcement and exhibition will now take place on 12th September rather than 2nd May, for obvious reasons. From what started as an idea over a late Friday evening bottle of wine has become a fully-fledged national art competition, raising a great deal of money for a wonderful charity; we couldn't be happier with the results, virus-delay accepting. 

All for now, let's all keep well.

Steve and Christine