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Please note  a number of local artists have not taken part in the North Yorkshire Open Studios Even this year due to other commitments:

However a number of these artists have work in the Window Room at the Linton Court Gallery during June/ July / September.
eg: Frank Gordon is Taking part in the OPEN GARDENS WEEKEND.

Linton Court Exhibitions

June, July and August 2011

7 June – 12 July
Norman Adams RA Watercolour Paintings
From Yorkshire to Provence,1950’s – 1990’s

Tate Modern London is currently showing an exhibition called Watercolour (closes 21 August 2011) the exhibition celebrates British artists who have explored the technique over the centuries.
Norman Adams (1927 – 2005) painted with watercolours throughout his life, the Linton Court’s June exhibition presents a large selection of Norman’s watercolours, including atmospheric paintings of the Yorkshire Dales not previously exhibited. These works were painted “on the spot” in the 1950’s when Norman and his wife Anna, first bought “Butts” cottage at Horton-in-Ribblesdale, the house was to become Norman’s studio.
As well as landscape studies also on display will be larger scale works painted on holiday in Provence, and large narrative paintings from the 1990’s.
Extra Open Days in June
Please note that during this exhibition as well as the usual opening hours, the gallery will also be open on Sunday 12 June and Sunday 19 June  from 11 – 4pm to coincide with the North Yorkshire Open Studios weekends.

Landscape Art – Window Room Linton Court

In June, July and August work by a number of northern artists will be on display in the Window Room at the far end of the gallery, including: Michael Bennett, Heather Cook, David Cook, Sam Dalby, Frank Gordon, Katharine Holmes, Emerson Mayes, Kitty North, Philippa Troutman.
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19 July – 30 August
Geoffrey Clarke RA  – North by South – East
Sculptre, Drawings, Paintings, Original Prints

The sculptor Geoffrey Clarke was chosen as one of the artists to work on the building of Coventry Cathedral after the second World War. A versatile artist he has worked in stained glass, silver and for his sculptural work, aluminum. On display in the Linton Court exhibition will be enamels, drawings, small scale sculpture, paintings, mono prints and etchings.
Like the Spanish artist Miro, Clark developed his own language of signs and symbols to convey his ideas, his interest in ancient signs stems from his younger days at various art schools in the North West of England. Instructed by Ronald Grimshaw, his teacher at Lancaster Art School he visited museums and archives, researching and sketching various ancient forms and symbols. Clarke spent time at both Preston and Manchester Schools of Art (1940-2) before then serving in the RAF.

Moving to London, his first solo show came at the Gimpel Fils gallery in Davies Street in 1952, He was now at the Royal College of Art where he had moved into the Stained Glass department. Later in 1952 he was exhibited in the Venice Biennale, just two years before his thirtieth birthday.

At the end of the 1960s his sculptures were to feature in a British Sculpture exhibition at the Tate Gallery, and later a similar one at the Royal Academy, he became a Royal Academician in 1975.
Recent solo exhibitions include: 1994 Friends Room Royal Academy of Arts, 1999 Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts and Tour, Jesus College Cambridge, Fine Art Society London 2000, 2003 and 2006.
Work in Public Collections: Arts Council of Great Britain, Tate Gallery, London, Victorria & Albert Museum London.

Linton Court Gallery, Duke Street, Settle, North Yorkshire, BD24 9DW
www.gavaganart.com info@gavaganart.com Tel: 01729 824497

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