"The artist...is also a born adventurer. His explorations, unlike those of a tourist, are rewarded by the discovery of beauty spots unmentioned in the guide books, and with tireless curiosity and an exceptional proneness to wonderment, he will come upon objects of remarkable interest overlooked or even shunned by more disciplined observers."

Augustus John, R.A.

Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Ferens Art Gallery Open Art Exhibition

I received word in todays post that all 3 of my submissions to the Ferens Open Exhibition in Hull have been accepted by the selection committee. This was a big surprise it's a prestigious exhibition and very competitive with a lot of artwork submitted. I would have been delighted to get just one of the pieces accepted.

The three works are shown below. Two of them have previously appeared in the blog but the first of them below I haven't posted before. It's based on a collection of shells and pebbles picked up by my children and heavily influenced by Sherrie York's work over at Brush and Baren. Follow the link on the right to see more of her outstanding prints.

Beachcombings. 8 colour reduction linocut. 120mm x 180mm.

Safely Ashore-Hornsea. 5 colour reduction linocut. 150mm x 240mm.

SH218 on the Coble Landing Filey. 10 colour reduction linocut. 181mm x 270mm.


Katka said...

Congratulations! Well done!

Keith Tilley said...

Congratulations with these. They look well together and should make a nice display.

Stuart Brocklehurst said...

Hi Katka

Thanks for the comment. Its the first big open exhibition of the year so its good to get off to such a promising start.

Stuart Brocklehurst said...

Hi Keith

These weren't my first choice for this exhibition. I was going with three that I had shown at Doncaster before christmas. However, I then found out that one of the selectors for the Ferens had also selected the Doncaster exhibition. I could have gone with the same prints but thought it might be best to give them something different to look at.