A little while ago we decided to undertake an exciting new project which not only promoted the gallery but showed off some of the amazing array of talented artists that we are known for working with. In order to really give an inquisitive art-lover the inside track on how the work is made, we set about finding a filmmaker to make a series of mini movies, profiling some of the gallery’s regular exhibitors.
The first two films feature watercolorist and printmaker Ian Scott Massie and ceramics designer Charlotte Morrison, and explore their backgrounds, inspirations, and most importantly, give real insight into how they make their work. Both films are available to watch now on the Masham Gallery website.
Click on the images to watch Ian’s film.
Click on the images to see Charlotte’s film.
The next two films are currently in production, and will feature two artists whose work is deeply contrasting, but who have both spent a large part of their lives in Masham. Howard Charles is a potter who ran his own ceramics showroom in Masham for many years, and now makes his beautiful and highly collectable Lowry-inspired figures exclusively for Masham Gallery. Howard pieces are influenced by people he sees in and around the town, as his film will explain more about his inspirations, as well as his other passion, folk music.
The fourth film subject is Rosie Scott-Massie, a York-based paper cutting artist who grew up in Masham and regularly returns to local subjects such as Hackfall woods for inspiration. Rosie’s work is inspired by folly buildings, which this area certainly isn’t short of, and in the film she explains not only how she goes about creating her unique pieces but also why the dales are such an influence on her work.
These two new films will hopefully be available to view from the beginning of June, and more will be soon to follow. So if you’re ever perusing the work we have in the gallery and can’t help thinking “How did they do that?”, the answer might be a few clicks away!
Drop by and see us soon, and catch out current exhibition ‘A Moment in Time’, featuring the work of June Russell, Michael Atkin and more. The exhibition ends of May 19th so you’ll have to hurry!