‘Paintings’ – Sharon Hall


Sharon Hall’s paintings set the viewer a visual challenge. They combine abstraction with meticulously drawn images, which often layered over one another are set against fields of shimmering colour.

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‘Print Out: An Exhibition By Printmakers Using Information Technology’ – Max Davison, Eric Greatrex, Carole Key, Simon Lewandowski & Jim Nobel


Although there have been some uses of the computer in the field of art for a good three decades now, it is only within the last few years that a more widespread curiosity has led to a growing exploitation of creative potential.

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‘Four Contemporary Watercolour Artists’ (in collaboration with The Whitworth Art Gallery) – Norman Adams, Elizabeth Blackadder, William Crozier, Barbara Rae


The forthcoming exhibition at the Castlefield Gallery offers an opportunity to compare the old with the new.

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‘Sculpture & Drawings’ – Peter Randall-Page


Sensuously carved stone sculptures have established Peter Randall-Page’s reputation as one of Britain’s leading contemporary artists.

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‘Paintings’ – Basil Beattie


The exhibition shows recent paintings by Basil Beattie, a British abstract painter who was influenced by American Abstract Expressionism early in his career, and has gone on to paint his own personal vision of abstraction.

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‘Official Visa Olympic Artist For Britain’ – David Hiscock


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.

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‘Paintings 1990-1992’ – Estelle Thompson


Estelle Thompson is emerging as one of Britain’s most interesting young artists. Since leaving the Royal College in 1986 she has continued to develop and refine her paintings and has built up a substantial body of very good work.

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‘Paintings’ – Linda Weir


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.

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‘At The Edge’ – John Capstack


“At The Edge”, an exhibition of the work of John Moores’ prizewinner John Capstack is likely to shock many people.

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‘Images of Hope and Disquiet’ – John Bellamy, Amanda Faulkner & Lucy Jones


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.

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