Reopening with Bob Crossley and much more

30th March, 2021

Bob Crossley, early works 1958-61

After what seems an age, we fling open the door to Castlegate once again on Thursday 15th April. We have much on show, including a room dedicated to eight rare early works from the late Bob Crossley, all dating from 1958-61 and which may be seen HERE. We’ve also produced a small page turner of a catalogue which may be viewed online

Bob spent his formative years in our once hometown of Rochdale, before moving to St. Ives in Cornwall. It was after this move that Bob, no doubt encouraged by his friend and famous artist Terry Frost, developed into strong colour abstraction. However, during 1958-61 his work was much more figurative and displaying all which we love about British mid-century modernism in art, a period which for us can’t be equalled in Britain over the last two centuries.

A full gallery hang

Elsewhere in the gallery we have works by Royal College of Art MA student Katya Gronova as well as works by Grayson Perry (RA), David Hockney (RA), Leon Kossoff, Hughie O'Donoghue (RA), Frank Auerbach, John Bellany (RA), Patrick Heron and Sheila Fell (RA) to name but a few. It’s a real smorgasbord of what we are; new exciting talent combined with internationally known twentieth century and contemporary artists.

We can’t wait to welcome many of you back through the door; it feels like such a long time.

Steve and Christine  

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