‘Inspired by North Wales’
Viewing: Friday 1 July 2016, 19.00 – 21.00
As an antithesis of much of what can be seen in the official Biennial exhibitions the Corke Gallery’s first exhibition to coincide with the Liverpool Biennial features a selection of paintings of contemporary and fine art paintings by members of the Meirionnydd Artists Society which show off their painting talents and abilities to represent people and places and inspired by North Wales.
The exhibition features a diverse collection of painting styles in acrylics, oils, watercolours, pastels, gouache and mixed media as well as lino prints. Meirionnydd Artists Society members selected include Ann Butterworth, Ann Thomas, Glynis Lawson, Huw Lewis Jones, Jayne McCormack, Jean Napier, Ken Bridges, Oli Turnpenny & Susan Arney.
Nic Corke curator of the privately owned Corke Gallery which opened in 2010 said, “As a proud Welshman, originally from Llanrwst, I am delighted to bring this wonderful collection of work to Liverpool from North Wales. This has been a great opportunity for me to work with a group of artists whose passion for painting seems to know no bounds and their diverse range of styles and subject matter featured in the show will surprise and hopefully delight those who want to take a break away from some of the more challenging and questionable work that will no doubt be featured in the Liverpool Biennial.”
The exhibition is open from Wednesday 6th to Friday 22nd July 2016, entry to the exhibition is free and the gallery is open from 13.00 – 17.00. All paintings are for sale with limited edition prints from £80 through to large scale original oil paintings priced at £2,400.
The Liverpool Biennial Festival promises to be a busy tome for the Corke Gallery since we have organised a series of exhibitions – featuring various artists who have actually won prizes in previous John Moores Painting Prize exhibitions – full details to be announced shortly.