2019 Maintained by Bridlington Contemporary 

The fifth Bridlington Art Walk was held on 27th September. We began our evening at Mlkwood studios on High Street Old Town. Mlkwood is owned by Lauren and Leo they have a beautiful gallery and work with local artists and artist friends from university. We were treated to talks on Lauren's Screen printing - she will be holding workshops soon. and Lauren Ward gave us an insight into the encaustic method she is currently exploring. Lauren will be running workshops too. We then moved onto the Old Town Gallery where we had an interesting insight into the role of the gallery and the artists that exhibit there. There are 20 artists whose work changes regularly and a monthly visiting artist too. Both galleries have lots to offer. Art, workshops, gifts, cards and a warm welcome.     

The fourth Bridlington Art Walk held on 31st May was another sell out - although places are free and not sold! We had an Q and A with Roger Gardner who talked about his lifelong involvement in art. His inspiration and process. He was particularly inspired  by the writings of Haruki Murakami especially "The Wind -Up Bird Chronicles" His current exhibition at Bridlington Contemporary is "A Painting Set" Painting is of course the work and the act. Exhibition until 24th June 2019

We also heard from resident artist Nigel Folds. Nigel talked about his inspiration, ideas and the way he works towards an exhibition. Insightful and though provoking discussion about the purpose of "Art"  

 

 

 

The third Bridlington Art Walk was fully booked. It was held on what was to be BREXIT day 29th March 2019 but we didn't let that stop us! We met at Gallery Forty Nine and enjoyed a warm welcome, a leisurely browse, refreshments and a talk from Nick Coley , arranged by our host Liz, about his fascinating work on metal and glass. Nick's exhibition was to begin at Gallery Forty Nine the day after so we were fortunate to have a pre preview. We then moved onto Old Town Gallery and enjoyed hearing about the gallery which is a social enterprise and had a great chance to ask questions and see the work at our leisure.

http://www.galleryforty-nine.com/

https://www.bridlingtonoldtown.co.uk/old-town-gallery

https://nickcoleyglassandmetalart.com/  

The second Bridlington Art Walk was fully booked. It was  held on 25th January 7pm began at Alex May Gallery. Joy and Carlo Verda each spoke about their work, inspiration and how their work develops. We spent a fascinating hour with them until we moved onto Nigel Folds Home studio. Nigel has been inspired recently by film photography and talked about the way his work moves from an idea to reality. He also had a selection of paintings on show and we were given access to his studio. We spent about another hour looking at Nigel's varied work and enjoyed refreshments. 

https://www.carlo-verda.com/

https://www.nigelfolds.co.uk/ 

The First Bridlington Art Walk was a great success. It was held on 30th November at 7.30pm. We had limited the numbers to 15 guests and the free tickets went within the first few days of advertising.  On the evening we met at Bridlington Contemporary for a short introduction then walked to The artist Peter Daniel’s home studio/gallery and spent a happy 45 minutes seeing & hearing about Peter’s interesting and colourful work. Peter has a You Tube channel where you can see his work.

The guests then walked to the home Studio of Rosemary Abrahams where we were welcomed by Rosemary and again spent about 45 minutes seeing Rosemary’s beautiful work, both abstract & landscapes, hearing her talk about her work and enjoying some refreshments.  Rosemary’s work can be found at

www.rosemaryabrahams.co.uk

 

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