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Fragile Enchantments

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Saturday 19 October to Tuesday 12 November

Free entry: 10am to 5pm daily, 10.30am to 4pm daily, November

Meet the Artist: Saturday 19 October, 2pm to 4pm

Highlighting the landscape paintings of Wendy Tate and Rob Moore, together with sympathetic ceramic work and jewellery by Joh Moore, Hannah Louise Lamb, Jill Ford, Lucy Sylvester, Clare Conrad and Theresa Taylor.

Wendy Tate

Wendy TateWendy Tate is an artist living in Scarborough, where she runs Alma Printmaking Studios.

Wendy says:

I am fortunate enough to live in North Yorkshire, and am able to walk daily on the beach and in woodland. The changing light, landscapes, seasons and weather all have an impact upon me, and I often feel compelled to capture these through compositional choices, colour and mark-making. My work also reflects the emotions I feel - joy, melancholy, sadness, memories – and my hope is that some of that comes through to the viewer and they can find an affinity with it.

Rob Moore

Rob MooreRob Moore is a full time painter and printmaker, having worked in education for many years balancing practice and lecturing. After art school in Sheffield Rob was awarded the prestigious Granada Fellowship in Fine Art based in Manchester and since that time has exhibited regularly in museums and art galleries across the UK. Rob also had an interlude of several years where he set up a contemporary art gallery, artists' studios and workshops in Hull. Eleven Gallery still maintains a high profile in Hull’s creative quarter.

Rob has always put drawing high on his agenda as an artist. His creative output is always developing and he continuously keeps his work fresh and alive through exploration of new ideas and media experimentation. Starting as an abstract artist, more recently his art increasingly reflects the landscape that he enjoys immersing himself in but tinged with concerns for the environment and particularly global warming. He makes paintings and prints that are well crafted and unique to him and often talks about “ the hard won image “. His is a serious art that avoids the pressures of fashion and suggests a life and personal journey and history that gives his work its integrity.

Rob lives Scarborough and, with his partner Wendy Tate, has established studios and printmaking workshops in Alma Square where he shares his experience as an artist through small group printmaking sessions, mentoring and talks. He continues to curate exhibitions in the UK and initiated the Hull Printmaking Biennale several years ago.

Clare Conrad 

Clare Conrad ceramicsIndividual stoneware pots, distinctive for my painterly exploration of colour and texture. Forms are wheel-thrown, sometimes altered, in T material/stoneware clay mix. My technique of layering vitreous slips onto the exterior surface is the result of many years of experimentation. I mix the slips from raw materials with primary stains, which give me an infinite range of subtle colours.

Artistic inspiration comes from the effects of light and weathering on architecture and artefacts, together with dramatic land and seascape. Since graduating in 1987, I have exhibited widely throughout the UK and abroad. Fellow of CPA