20th Century British & Contemporary Art
Castlegate House Gallery

Michael Bennett, this weekend !

18th September, 2013

Woman Woman

A quick reminder that the Michael Bennett retrospective exhibition opens its doors this Saturday from 10am. The exhibition can be viewed through the following link http://www.castlegatehouse.co.uk/exhibition-details.php?EID=31  A reception will be held at the gallery from noon until 2pm, with Mike in attendance. Please do come along if able. This really is an exhibition not to be missed. Mike will be familiar to many Castlegate clients over the past two decades, but this exhibition charts his artistic journey from the early 1950s though to the present day, including his period in the 1960s when he exhibited with the likes of David Hockney, Lucien Freud and Sheila Fell, amongst many others. Good as the catalogue may be, Mike's work really needs to be seen in the flesh to be fully appreciated.

Mike is one of the most talented and important artists to emerge from Cumbria in the last century. The exhibition will run until 12th October, with the gallery open daily 10-5 (by appointment Sundays and Tuesdays), and open all weekend 28th/29th Sept during the Taste Cumbria festival in Cockermouth.

A free 42 page catalogue is available upon request, with the pdf version available to see through the following link http://www.castlegatehouse.co.uk/exhibition_images/Catalogue-V1-final06092013084746.pdf 

We're very much looking forward to Saturday,

Steve and Christine