Ingleby Gallery sits gently in the Trent Valley, with some of the hamlet’s cottages dating back to the 16th century. It was originally a Shire horse stable on the Sir Francis Burdett Foremark Estate. It is surrounded by open pasture land extending to the river, with ponds and ducks, a very rural setting with ample parking for visitors.
The Gallery is open for exhibitions of two week’s for artist’s pieces throughout the year, with an ever-changing collection of; paintings by renowned artists including Steven McLoughlin, Steven Tandy, Deb Walker & Lawrie Williamson; sculpture by Tricia Harrison & Sue Riley; ceramics by Karen Fawcett & Julie Wilson, jewellery & glassware all being displayed in a welcoming and vibrant surroundings.
Gill retired from teaching in 1998 and looked to pursue her interest in art and paintings, whilst continuing her love of working and communicating with others. An opportunity arose to convert an old Shire horse stable, next to her home, into a Gallery, and Gill welcomed the opportunity happily. The Gallery has hosted many exhibitions every year since then, usually exhibiting seven to eight artists or sculptors.
She enjoys visiting artists all over the country selecting ones she would like to exhibit but also encourages artistic talent to approach her. Gill believes that she has the best of worlds; living in the countryside, meeting interesting people, continuing her love of art and generally enjoying a lovely retirement.
Ingleby Gallery is hosting a retrospective exhibition of paintings and sketches by the Derbyshire painter Lawrie Williamson commencing on Saturday the 28th October to Sunday 5th November following his death earlier this year.
Lawrie was born and educated to the age of 16 in Heanor from where he won a major exhibition prize to study at Nottingham College of Art followed by L'Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris. He was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, and the Manchester Academy of Fine Arts, passed winner of both the Stanley Grimm Prize at the Annual Exhibition of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters, and the Canson Prize at the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists.
The exhibition will also mark Lawrie's life-long passion for fly fishing with the premiere of the new collection of Limited Edition Prints featuring many of his oil paintings and watercolour studies of fishing.
A man of boundless skills and talents; rock climbing, playing the highland pipes, and fencing to mention a few but his artistic abilities are beyond question. Such a wonderful vision he could paint an ‘atmosphere’ on to canvas.
We look forward to welcoming friends and collectors, both old and new, to view his oils, prints, sketches and his book.
The exhibition is open from Saturday 28th October to Sunday 5th November with special opening times of; Saturday & Sunday noon till 4pm; Monday to Friday 11am till 4pm. To celebrate Lawrie's life and works there will be a reading of his short essay 'Do You See What I See?' on both days of the preview on Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th October at 1.00 pm.
‘As the sun sets, Venice’ - Mixed media painting
‘Camille’ - Bronze resin sculpture
Wednesday, Thursday & Friday: 10am - 4pm
Weekends: 12noon - 5pm
Please note that the gallery is only open during exhibitions.
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