We are pleased to announce that Eagle Gallery artist Martyn Burdon has been nominated for an award.His pencil drawing "Mark Gatiss" has been chosen by ‘Artists & Illustrators Magazine’ for their ‘2019 Artists of the Year’ exhibition to be held at the Mall Galleries at the end of February.
If you would like to vote for Martyn's picture in the "reader's choice award", please click on the logo image below.
“I’m fired by the challenges of working from life. This informs all my art.”
This exhibition features works in oils, pastels, ink and watercolours that have all been made with the person there, in front of the artist. Some are portraits that show direct connection with the sitter and include significant objects that are meaningful to them, giving vital clues to their personality. Others are characters re-imagined from fairy tales, folklore and Shakespeare. Also included are nude figure studies from life.
The exhibition runs from 2nd – 9th March at the Eagle Gallery, Mon-Sat, 10 –5.30pm.
“Meet the Artist”: Sat 2nd March 10.00 – 5.30pm.
“Making a portrait from life reveals much more to me than a photograph. A photograph freezes the fraction of a second and flattens perspective. When looking at each other we are constantly moving and our eyes take in many thousands of tiny shifts of view, allowing our brains to process lots of visual information to help shape our perception of the person we’re observing.” ©Joanna Stone
The Christmas show began today and continues until 24th December. We're proud of this one... Here's a taster of what you can see.
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Mike Townesend has a new exhibition coming up in Bedford. Please check out the poster for this above.
Martyn Burdon's drawing ‘Kathryn’ has been shortlisted for the Derwent Art Prize and will be exhibited at the Mall Galleries in London from the 18th to the 23rd September 2018. The exhibition will then travel to a number of locations around the UK, including the Trowbridge Arts Centre and the Derwent Pencil Museum in Keswick.
For more information please follow this link.
The winner of the Derwent Art Prize, which is awarded every 2 years, will be chosen by a panel of judges in September, but there is a public vote. You can vote by following this link.
There have been some recent amendments to our exhibition programme from that initially published. "Thinking Big Again" takes place June 16th - 23rd June and the members' show starting on the 25th June now runs through to Saturday 28th June. See the Exhibition Diary page for the latest version.
After a successful weekend of events, we thought it worth reminding you that there's still a lot going on. The "How we do it" exhibition continues at the gallery until 14th June, and many of our artists have open studios at forthcoming weekends. Pick up a brochure from the gallery or download it here.
Apologies for the long download time, we recommend Wi-fi.
Six of our artists have taken up residence at Cottage Farm Nurseries, 312 Cople Road, Cardington where they will be displaying and selling work and creating on site as well. 2-3 artists will be around June 2-3 and 9-10 10am - 4pm.
The new Eagle Gallery exhibition "How we do it" opened this morning. Heralding a series of events over the bank holiday weekend and Open Studios around the area, each artist has also created a supplemental A4 sheet to go into the rational behind their art or the specific work on show.
There's loads to read if you come down to the gallery this month - here's a taster of what to expect.