20th Century British & Contemporary Art
Castlegate House Gallery

Percy, Kate, Mike and John

30th September, 2013

Percy Kelly, Red Bridge Allonby Percy Kelly, Red Bridge Allonby

To coincide with the launch of the Percy Kelly Trails, a series of six Kelly-linked walks in and around West Cumbria, the gallery will be exhibiting approximately fifteen Percy Kelly works acquired over the past year and available for sale. The date for your diaries is October 16th, and all work will be on the web and hung in the gallery by that day. There are some crackers so do keep an eye on the website.

Also looking forward, we’re thrilled to be welcoming to Castlegate, Kate Bentley. We’ll be exhibiting some of Kate’s most amazing work from Saturday 26th October, for three weeks, so running alongside the works of Percy. A great opportunity to see works by two highly talented Cumbrian artists. More details to follow.

Our current exhibition, the Michael Bennett retrospective, launched in the gallery just over a week ago. The gallery was packed on the Saturday, and the response to Mike’s work was wonderful, and in particular that from the 1960s, which people were just amazed by and genuinely weren’t expecting. I really would encourage people not to miss this, even if you think you know Mike’s work, I guarantee you’ll be amazed. http://www.castlegatehouse.co.uk/exhibition-details.php?EID=31  

Finally, we have more new work in the gallery, including four new paintings by the late John Thompson http://www.castlegatehouse.co.uk/new-work/  Actually, two were purchased in the first two hours, before we’d even measured them!! We’ve sold seven of John’s paintings in the last two weeks, which is great. As many of you will know, our love of British, and especially northern twentieth century/contemporary art, stems from a meeting with John twenty years ago. All can be seen here http://www.castlegatehouse.co.uk/paintings-for-sale/john-thompson/

All for now, hope to see you all at the gallery,
Steve and Christine