20th Century British & Contemporary Art
Castlegate House Gallery

Ding Dong Merrily on High....

7th November, 2013

Andrea Hunter, Hawthorn Andrea Hunter, Hawthorn

I saw a carol singer in London this week, truly I did ! An event which heralds the start, on Saturday, 23rd November, of our Winter exhibition, an ideal opportunity for every art lover to treat themselves, or others, in the run up to Christmas. They'll be brand new works by the likes of Helen Tabor, Iain Hodgkinson, Paul Robinson, Helen Glassford and Andrea Hunter, amongst many many others. Wonderful ceramics from Jim Malone, Paul Young and Hannah McAndrew, plus one or two surprises we're still working on ! We've also been keenly acquiring other works that we've been saving and will be bringing out, including an amazing painting by Winifred Nicholson, and some wonderful works from Norman Cornish, Mary Fedden and Percy Kelly. Full details in a week or so...

As a reminder, we're in the last couple of days of the Percy Kelly exhibition, which has been a tremendous success. Having said that, there are still a number of excellent works available http://www.castlegatehouse.co.uk/exhibition-details.php?EID=37 so don't be shy. We're also showcasing the amazing work of Kate Bentley, first time to Castlegate. Definitely worth taking a look, her work is amazing http://www.castlegatehouse.co.uk/Kate-Bentley-Paintings-For-Sale.html

Also to note is the fact that Castlegate goes mobile ! The weekend after next, 16th/17th November, we'll be exhibiting at the Chester Art Fair, a splendid event held in the Race Course complex showcasing contemporary art from both galleries and artists. We'll be there with a ten-metre wide stand and lots to see ! http://www.chesterartsfair.co.uk/ If anyone is tempted to go, do let us know and we can provide you with complimentary tickets.

Finally, it's Castlegate Christmas card time. Two versions are available, one of Blue Light by Kate Bentley http://www.castlegatehouse.co.uk/Blue-Light.html  the other Houses on the Brow by Percy Kelly http://www.castlegatehouse.co.uk/Houses-on-the-Brows-Maryport.html  with both priced at £1.50 each. They're currently being printed and we hope to have them available by the end of next week (15th November).

Heaven help us, it's almost Advent Calendar time !

Steve and Christine