The Atkinson: Derek Culley Paintings
Venue: The Atkinson
Exhibition runs Saturday 6 February 2016 – Sunday 15 May 2016
The Landing is The Atkinson’s new Gallery space, which offers a different approach to viewing exhibitions to its other spaces.
The new Gallery opens in February 2015 with an exhibition from Birkdale resident Derek Culley who has had his work exhibited internationally as well as all over the UK.
His style includes strong chiaroscuro, heavy impasto, vigorous brushwork and direct, expressive handling, in which Celtic imagery and associations are important.
He is the founder member and chairman of Celtic Vision with the painters John Bellany and Denis Bowen, and participated in the group’s exhibition tour in 1986-7.
Throughout his career Derek has taken part in many other group shows including The London Group tour 1987; Knapp Gallery, 1988: 2000 Years Celebration, Customs House Dublin, 1991; Modern Irish Painting, Dillon Gallery, 1995; and Skopje Museum of Contemporary Art, Republic of Macedonia, 1996.
Solo shows have included “Five Years of Culley” The Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin Ireland, 1989, and The Irish Club, London 1996.