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Saturday, 25 October 2014

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Artists' autumn exhibition all set

THE Barrow Society of Artists’ autumn showcase features work by a host of local names.

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Amid the Light by Jean Pritchard

Lee Payne and Jean Pritchard are among 28 artists to have work on display in the latest exhibition at Barrow’s Dock Museum, which opens on Saturday.

Running throughout August and September, there are around 50 pieces included, with the majority available to buy.

A number of recent new members, including David Campbell, Frank W Wilson and Pauline Smith, are showing work at the museum for the first time. Andy Currie-Scarr and Mark Robson pay tribute to big names in film and music with very different portraits of Heath Ledger, Richard Ashcroft and Clint Eastwood. Hannah Willetts creates the intricate pen drawing of Our Town, Barrow and paint in three dimensions with her colourful furniture decoration. Amanda Hetherington records the glamour of Tutankhamun, and also makes a guest appearance as the model for the fortune-teller in Written in the Stars.

Local and Lake District scenes are always a popular choice of subject for Furness artists: Lee Payne is showing his impressive view of the Sca Fells from Hardknott, and a painting of the distinctive Furness landmark, the Sir John Barrow Monument on Hoad Hill. Ron Caunt deserts the mountains and cosy pubs and explores new ground with the old industrial site, Salthouse Mills, while Jean Pritchard showcases two of her stunning bird paintings: Amid the Light and Abundance, both painted in oils. Meanwhile, Terry Gambie takes up the wildlife watercolour challenge with his seabirds On the Beach.

Nostalgia holds a powerful attraction, in the details of Steve Kenny’s oil paintings, or the draughtsmanship of David Pollock and Brian Miller’s ink drawings.

For fantasy fans, Geoff Parkes’s Sorcerer’s Journey introduces a mysterious figure into a familiar local setting.

About one third of the 50 pictures are painted in watercolour, but oils and acrylics are well-represented too.

One of the longest-serving members, Ken Noble, is displaying two of his elegant botanical designs, while his grand-daughter, Laura Warner, keeps up the family tradition with a detailed pencil study, Feather.

Perhaps most intriguing of all is the unusually-titled The Gloop, Orkney, by Mary Calvert.

Admission is free during the regular Dock Museum opening hours.

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