Three artists have teamed up to launch a new exhibition in Hawes on Thursday (September 9) at the Dales Countryside Museum, which is owned by the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority.
Called ‘Connections’, it comprises collages, paintings and sculpture by Laurence Cutting, Ned Hoskins and Dave Ward.
Museum manager Fiona Rosher said: “The three artists are diverse in the mediums that they use, but are connected by common themes. They take inspiration from the locality, from the countryside, the history of the area and the memories of the people within it. The works featured here demonstrate the variety of interpretations that are possible. Through the mediums they use, they have created thought-provoking imagery and objects.”
Laurence moved to Yorkshire in 1972 after studying at London’s Royal College of Art and worked at Harrogate College of Art. Since early retirement he has concentrated on exhibiting photographic and collage work. He now lives in Wensleydale.
Ned grew up in Harrogate and studied at the town’s School of Art from the age of 15 and then went on to study fine art printmaking – also at the Royal College of Art.
He now lives in Brighton and has since exhibited in France, Holland, USA and the UK and his work is in many public, private businesses and private collections.
Ripon-born David Ward also studied at Harrogate School of Art and was awarded a scholarship to study at the Central School of Art in London.
He developed his ceramic sculpture and moved back to North Yorkshire in the early 1970s, exhibiting and selling his work to public and private art collectors. He also lives in Wensleydale.
The exhibition runs until October 7 and then from October 11 to 31 in the Museum, which is open daily from 10am to 5pm.
The artists will also be running free workshops as part of the Big Draw, a programme organised by the national charity Campaign for Drawing. They will be held on 12 October (drawing to sculpture 10am to 4pm) 23 October (ideas and sketches 10am to 4pm) and 30 October (sketching and drawing from 10am to 4pm).
Details about the Big Draw and events across the UK are available at www.campaignfordrawing.org