Breaking New Ground


Things are turning chilly here in Masham, and most of our visitors have one thing on their mind….Christmas. We have unbelievable quantities of fantastic presents in The Gallery this year, from creative toys to unique works of art. If you’re not sure how to tackle present buying this year, pop round and we’ll be more than ready to advise and recommend. You’d also be shopping locally, which is thoroughly appreciated by us and all of our suppliers. If you can’t make it to us before the big day, there are still a number of ways that you can shop with us:

Website – we keep a big selection of artwork, jewellery, ceramics and glass online which reflects our current stock. If you see anything you like on the website, you can send us an enquiry form and we’ll tell you more…

Facebook – Our facebook page is updated regularly with new stock, current exhibitions and event information. This is the place to see our newest, shiniest stuff.

Twitter – Follow us on Twitter and find out about our exhibitions, new artists, what the weather is like, what we had for breakfast etc etc……

Mailing List – sign up with our mailing list and receive our newsletter. We promise not to email too regularly so we won’t clog up your inbox, we simply compile  all our news, new suppliers and exhibition information into a handy email once in a while!

Breaking new Ground

Last week we opened our final exhibition for 2011. I can’t believe it’s gone so fast! We’ve ad a really great response to all our shows this year and hopefully this one will be no different.

For this exhibition artists who are regularly represented in The Gallery were asked if they would like to show work that was different for them, challenged them artistically, showed new techniques or subjects…broke new ground for them.

So alongside work for which they are best known each artist is showing some surprises. Hester Cox has worked with linoprint and monotype on to porcelain (below).  Ian Scott Massie has returned to a love of 30 years ago – screenprint. He has developed new techniques in this and painted over the top of them. His subject matter has concentrated on the amazing Undercliffe cemetery in Bradford. John Degnan has shown his diverse artistic skills in wood and stone carving but maintaining his focus on the rural subject. Colin Smithson’s lovely sense of humour shows through in his photographic collages, so different from his paintings but with a love of colour and humour linking them. Janis Goodman, known for her incredibly detailed monochrome etchings shows a freedom in brightly coloured paintings and linocuts (above). Finally Josie Beszant whose work often has layers of intricate collage in dark frames has combined acrylic and collage on perspex giving a sense of space and light to subject matter that remains distinctive to her.

The exhibition looks great. What do you think?


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Thats it from us, have a great few weeks!


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