This exhibition launched Michael's iron sculptures to the public for the very first time and also showcased his development experimenting with different approaches and media in his portrait paintings.
The fifteen iron sculptures exhibited were formed from unusual discarded pieces of iron, some over a century in age which gave them a unique patina and texture. These incredible works of art consolidated Michael's reputation not only as an outstanding artist but also as an incredibly talented sculptor.
The Works on Paper illustrated in the book: Ghislaine Howard: Drawn to Paper are shown above and are available to purchase.
This book was launched at the gallery on the exhibition pre-view evening of all 72 illustrated works and is available to purchase at £15.00. Each Work on Paper has commentary by the writer & art historian Michael Howard along with an introduction on the importance of drawing and some of the techniques Ghislaine uses in her everyday practise.
Sophie Benson, Head of Art, Manchester School of Art has also provided a valuable insight in her piece, 'Reflections on the Exhibition'.
This exhibition gave us an honest portrayal and understanding of what life is like and feels like for Malcolm living in the South of France. The mountain ranges of the Pyrenees, Corbieres and Black Mountains along with the vineyards surrounding his home in the Minervois region provided beautiful backdrops for his compositions and Malcolm captured the daily and seasonal variance of the colour temperature of light in his own inimitable way to truly showcase the spirit of the place.
In 2018 we will be having exhibitions with the following artists:
ROSS ECCLES - '80 Years Young' - showcasing a collection of work in celebration of the artist's 80th birthday.
THERESE JAMES - showcasing a collection of work which has a 'narrative nature' including a small series which examines the communities during the 1984 miner's strike.