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Thu01Dec2022Tue31Jan202312:30 pmBradford's Big Screen
Not Just Hockney art exhibition
NOT JUST HOCKNEY
AN EXCITING EXHIBITION ON BRADFORD BIG SCREEN SHARING THE WORK OF HUNDREDS OF ARTISTS FROM ACROSS THE DISTRICT WITH VISITORS TO THE CITY. ON THE SCREEN EVERY DAY AT 1230
Not Just Hockney is the brainchild of amateur arts enthusiast Colin Neville. The exhibition features work from painters, ceramists, textile and jewellery makers. Artists involved say the project gives them vital outdoor “gallery” space after harsh economic times have seen many local galleries closing. If you can't get down to the screen watch the exhibition here.
Past and Present: A Presentation that Pairs Local Artists, Past and Present
Pairing 1: Adeline Illingworth and Clare Caulfield
Adeline Illingworth (1858 – 1942) Etcher and Printmaker. Adeline Illingworth was a Bradford-born artist, etcher and printmaker who specialised in architectural subjects. She exhibited her artwork extensively, including on over 20 occasions with the Royal Academy. Adeline travelled widely in search of subjects, including to Italy, France, Bavaria, as well as across Britain. The British Museum has examples of her work in their print collection. For more information visit Not Just Hockney.
Clare Caulfield, Artist/Printmaker. ‘I am a Bingley based artist whose work is inspired by my travels to some of the world’s greatest cities including Paris, Venice and New York. Working in a lively drawing style, I aim to capture the life and vibrancy of these iconic locations. I create my paintings using watercolour, acrylic, pencil, pen & ink along with various printmaking techniques.’ Contact: Clare Caulfield - UK Artist and Printmaker
Pairing 2: Derek Hyatt and Martin Cosgrove
Derek Hyatt (1931 -2015) Landscape Painter. The Ilkley artist, Derek Hyatt, was a landscape painter of mainly Yorkshire scenes. His artwork, which tended to an abstract style, was widely exhibited during his lifetime. His work can be found today in many private and public collections, including with Bradford Museums and Galleries, Leeds University, Harvard University, and in the New York Museum of Modern Art. For more information visit Not Just Hockney.
Martin Cosgrove. Fine Artist. ‘I am a fine artist working primarily in oils, acrylic ink, graphite and pencil. My main focus is depicting landscapes and the human figure, my techniques in general pretty abstract and exploratory. I am really interested in using serendipity when developing a piece of art and hope to create a painting that you can enjoy and explore with your imagination.’ Contact: martintheartist (cargocollective.com)
Pairing 3: Gerald French and Ben Snowdon
Gerald French. (1927-2001) Painter. Gerald French was a Bradford painter of portraits, landscapes and abstracts. He studied part-time at Bradford School of Art alongside David Hockney, whom he sketched on a number of occasions. Gerald’s work was exhibited in London and regionally and can be found today the collections of Dean Clough, Halifax, Abbot Hall Gallery, Kendal, Cartwright Hall, Bradford, and at The Hepworth, Wakefield. For more information visit Not Just Hockney.
Ben Snowden. Painter and Sculptor. ‘My work explores the theme of erosion and the effects it has on the physical and mental state of a person and the world we live in. Erosion wears away inner light, but it can also clear away the dead weight that clutters your path. I use painting and sculpture to communicate a positive and constructive view of the world.’ Contact: Ben Snowden. Artist. (bensnowdenartist.com)
Bradford UNESCO City of Film, David Wilson said: “Some of the artists we are working with are well known but others are not and so we’re delighted to be supporting local creativity. The images and photographs of the work are stunning and will no doubt draw some real attention in City Park.”
Not Just Hockney will run every day at 1230 on Bradford Big Screen. Six different artists will feature bi-monthly. For more see http://www.notjusthockney.info/