Open Exhibition 2023
We had a very strong and positive response to our call for submissions, with 77 works submitted by 49 artists. In addition we had 49 submissions from children, two submitting independently and 47 from Glendale and Community Middle School and ‘Inky Fingers’ painting group led by Anthea Wood. The Selection Panel (Mo Healey, artist; Rachel Sutherland, artist; and Lady Harriet Joicey) selected 45 adult works and all the children’s work. The range and styles of the submissions were impressive, as was the level of imagination of the artists. The Gallery @ No.6 in Wooler became the home for a truly rewarding five-week exhibition.
A People’s Prize resulted in James Dawson winning the children’s category for his painting Downhill Sunset. There were joint winners in the adult category: Claire Ward’s Tell us how we did and Rich Johnson’s Cotton Grass.
Once a month, usually on the last Saturday, a group of people with a wide range of experience and expertise meets at the Gallery at No. 6 on Wooler High Street for life-drawing classes These are loosely structured and untutored, and last three hours (with a tea break). Artists bring their own materials and engage in the challenges of drawing a life model, with time-limits ranging from five minutes to one hour. The sessions are organised by Sarah Bray and Claire Bagness, and cost £15 per session.
If you are interested in joining this friendly group, come along on the last Saturday of the month at 1.45pm. Drawing starts at 2.00pm.
Swingin’ Sam wings his way to the Young Artists’ Summer Show at the Royal Academy of Arts (RA) in London.