Running from 7th February to 21st March, Batley Art Gallery is looking forward to hosting the Spring Exhibition of artwork by members of Dewsbury Arts Group. The group’s Spring Exhibition has been a mainstay of the Batley Art Gallery programme for a many a year, and with around 100 works on show promises something for everyone.
Batley Art Gallery’s exhibition coordinator, Mark Milnes, is also happy to see the group exhibiting at the gallery for this show. “Dewsbury Arts Group exhibitions are always amongst our most popular here at the gallery”, he says. “Our visitors enjoy the wide variety that the exhibition provides, and we always have great comments about the exhibition as a whole.” Artist Henry Thornton provides the image for this year’s exhibition poster – his painting is a photorealistic interpretation of a glass head from a Barbados bar.
Further information about the exhibition can be found on the group’s website www.dewsburyartsgroup.info, or by contacting Batley Library on 01924 326021. The gallery is situated on the first floor of the library building, and is accessible via stairs or lift.
Also showing at the gallery whilst the Dewsbury Arts Group exhibition is on, is the work of Russian-born artist Julia Borodina. Julia’s work will be displayed in the library’s Art Kiosk, and on the balcony area. Julia says of her work: “My main themes are landscapes and townscapes. I greatly enjoy working outdoors as it gives me an opportunity to develop suitable compositions and experiment with light conditions.”
“In my work I am always searching for beauty. Whether I am painting an awe-inspiring view in Venice or overgrown nettles outside of my village these both subjects attract my interest in an even way. I am trying to capture a unique moment of life, which on its own is telling a story.”
“I am also interested in painting ‘portraits’ of things and places. A portrait of a stone wall, of an old cottage or a path running through the valley are as dear to me as could be a portrait of a dear friend.”
Further information about Julia’s work can be found at www.juliaborodina.co.uk.
Visit the exhibition at Batley Library & Art Gallery
Market Place, Batley WF17 5DA
Gallery opening times:
Monday 9.30am – 7.00pm
Tuesday 9.30am – 5.00pm
Wednesday 9.30am – 7.00pm
Thursday 9.30am – 5.00pm
Friday 9.30am – 5.00pm
Saturday 9.00am – 4.00pm