Monday, 27 May 2013

'Gardens & Flowers'

Gallery Forty-Nine's new exhibition highlights the plight of pollinating insects, and celebrates the centenary of the Chelsea Flower Show.

An innovative group of Yorkshire artists gained inspiration for the work in our forthcoming exhibition from an Everingham flower farm.
‘Gardens and Flowers’ opens on Saturday 1st June with a preview from 12 - 4 pm. It will be a big, beautiful exhibition with an installation of 2D and 3D work by acclaimed Yorkshire artists including Corinne Young, Shirley Vauvelle, Claire West, Samantha Bryan, Sharon Winter, Chris Moss, Esther Munday, Margaret Hockney, Jill Ford, Helaina Sharpley, George Hainsworth, Margaret McLellan, Lee Karen Stow and Meg Burkill.
Inspired by and linked to the abundant wildlife destinations in the East Yorkshire area, the exhibition sets out to reflect the beauty of native British flowers and to highlight the plight of pollinating insects, and the importance of our gardens and parks to their recovery.  

Shirley VauvelleShirley VauvelleClaire West
Corinne Young, who has also curated the exhibition, said: “We wanted to create an exciting mixed exhibition that was inspired by nature and wildlife, and were delighted when Gill Hodgson of Flowers from the Farm offered to let the artists gather source material at her farm near Pocklington.  
I’m passionate about nature and have done lots of research into pollinating insects and the importance of nectar and pollen rich flowers and was thinking about organizing a nature-inspired exhibition, so Gill’s invitation was very opportune.”
The Gallery is also involving many of the area’s nature tourism destinations in the exhibition, including the RHS, Yorkshire Wildlife Trust Events (especially of note is the Wolds Wildflower event on 16th June), RSPB, Yorkshire Coast Nature, Be the Start (B&Q)and The Secret Gardens (open gardens taking place as part of a week-long summer festival in Gallery Forty-Nine's local area of Old Town, Bridlington).
The exhibition runs from 1st - 29th June, and will feature nature-inspired textiles, paintings, sculptures and ceramics.  The exhibition will then move on to the Art & Rose Gallery in Pocklington on 6th July.
Sharon WinterChris MossJill Ford

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