The Coast is Clear: 13th July – 10th August 2019
The first of the Byre Gallery’s summer 2019 exhibitions is The Coast is Clear which opens on 13th July. Siobhan Purdy makes a very welcome return with a host of new paintings created especially for the exhibition – Coastal Bathers is featured here – and in this, and the rest of the collection, Siobhan brilliantly captures the British relationship with the coast. Showing at the Byre for the first time is artist Susan Kinley whose wall hung glass pieces beautifully depict our rich and varied landscape in the space before it meets the sea.
Another glass artist showing at the gallery for the first time is Ellie Burton. A graduate of De Montfort University – which has produced many talented designer makers in recent years – Ellie’s elegant work in greens and blues seems to capture the very essence of the coast in glass. Chris Taylor’s stunning ceramics have delighted in two previous exhibitions at the Byre, and we’re thrilled to welcome him back for the first time since 2107 with a new collection of work. Many of our regulars are also returning with new work so there is much to enjoy in The Coast is Clear.
How the Land Lies: 14th August – 15th September 2019
Summer at the Byre Gallery continues with a slight move inland. How the Land Lies, continues our celebration of our local landscape and introduces some talents new to the gallery as well as welcoming back artists and makers who’ve previously made a big impact. Those who enjoyed our May exhibition, A Colourful Life, will very well remember Benjamin Lintell’s stunning glass work – and we’re delighted to welcome him back with a whole new collection of wonderful pieces created especially for the exhibition. Fine artists Kerry Harding, Jill Hudson and Nicola Mosley have all won many fans when they have previously exhibited at the Byre and we’re sure will win many more with their new work for How the Land Lies – Jill Hudson’s Cows in a Field is pictured here.
Two very exciting – and very different – sculptural and mixed media artists Terry Howe and Jane Smith are showing at the Byre Gallery for the first time. In ceramics and glass, Jane has created a wonderful collection of work for both in – and – out of doors; working with found materials, Terry Howe brings the unusual and the everyday together in an engaging new way.
There is also jewellery from Byre Gallery favourites: Beverly Bartlett, Corrinne Eira Evans and Libby Weir.
Winter at the Byre: 16th November 2019 to 7th January 2020
Winter at the Byre is a celebration of the past year: it features new work from some the most popular artists and makers who’ve taken part in exhibitions during the year – as well as introducing some exciting new talents.