As we draw towards the end of the Emerging Artists Exhibition we are starting to curate the next show, which will be the last formalised show of the year. This is centre around animal art with a focus on sculpture.
We have secured works from Simon Gudgeon, Louise McNaught, Jamel Akib, Nichola Theakston, Marion McConaghie, Laura Rich (drawings), Stephen Page, Fiona Rogers & Anup Shah, Ian Greensitt and many more. All of the above have produced special animal works that will accompany a series of talks.
Louise McNaught will give a talk on the 17th November in the gallery detailing her work with the WWF to help highlight endangered species and introduce her first book, aimed at providing vital information for our children and grandchildren.
This is followed by Joann Fletcher giving a talk about the relevance of animals to the Ancient Egyptians and how they portrayed them through art. Joann has a number of TV series under her belt, several insightful books, has been an expert advisor to many filmmakers and is often found rummaging (very carefully) through the vaults of museums to find the artefacts long since forgotten.
Joann’s talk takes place at the library in Kirkbymoorside, which moved to being a Community Interest Company a few years ago. Now partially funded by local government, the library requires private funding to survive. The events on the 17th November is our effort to help retain it! £10 of the ticket price and a proportion of each book sale will go to the Library so please do support it!
Fiona Rogers and Anup Shah are two photographers much known for their work with the National Geographic magazine and other publications. They will have new works on show in the gallery for the very first time which marks a departure from their normal National Geographic style. We love them. Fiona has also provisionally booked to do a talk about her work in Africa at some point in early 2019. This will also be designed to benefit the library and the town in general.
We think the new exhibition is the strongest one to date, with plenty of first showings of works by really talented artists.