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EXHIBITION & EVENTS ARCHIVE
An exhibition of works produced for the Olympic games Barcelona 1992
Presented by the Castlefield Gallery.
During the Barcelona Olympics, David Hiscock represented Great Britain as official Visa Olympic Artist. At Eastgate, the Castlefield Gallery presents a series of 12 Cibachrome prints produced for this year’s games.
Castlefield gallery’s auction show, A Friend In Need, raised close to £10,000 – a fully qualified success in these times of recession – and ensures the gallery’s survival into the next financial year. Grateful thanks go to the donors and buyers (and Anthony H Wilson, who proved to be a capable auctioneer) for rallying around.
Its successor is Linda Weir: Paintings, which highlights the work of one of Manchester’s best-loved painters. The initial impact of these paintings is derived from a sumptuous use of colour and their manifest richness of detail. Decorative and formal elements are reconciled with great skill.
As its contribution to the International Festival Of Expressionism, Castlefield Gallery is showing the work of three contemporary artists, each demonstrates the heightened humanism, which defines expressionism.
The drawings in this exhibition are made with snowballs, ice and natural materials from different locations: Borrowdale graphite, Borrowdale slate, Derwent water, Drumlanrig clay, Pit clay and earth from the source of the Scaur River, Penpont.
In contrast to the last show of Paula Rego etchings, Castlefield Gallery are now exhibiting the sculptures of London based artist Viv Levy. Viv has recently completed a year at Wimbledon School of Art where she was working as the Henry Moore Fellow, developing her own work, much of which is included in this exhibition.
New Art North West ’91 promises to be one of the most exciting regional exhibitions to date. The fact that it embraces such a diversity of art supports claims of a new dynamism in the region and a definite trend towards new artists moving into the North West.