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Contents

Introduction from Richard Foster

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Page 4 CONTENTS TO GO HERE

Open Up North Judges Prize Winners

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Exhibition Guide

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A-Z of Artists

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Thank You

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Introduction Welcome to Open Up North 2014. This exhibition is a highpoint of the Brewery’s Visual Arts calendar. Through it the arts centre develops relationships with artists from across the North of England; forging links which have in the past led to new commissions and exhibition opportunities. We look forward to establishing exciting relationships with OUN artists in the future. The Brewery has for a number of years sought to work with emerging artists to develop their practice. Open Up North 2014 has provided a platform to expand this work and to support over thirty emerging artists with a programme of professional development sessions, in partnership with Castlefield Gallery, over the coming year. Additionally three emerging artists will embark on a year of in depth professional development and mentoring with the Brewery and Castlefield, culminating in an exhibition of their latest work in summer 2015. We are particularly indebted to the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation for supporting this programme. Among the many organisations and individuals we should mention, special thanks must be extended to Lakeland Arts and Kendal College for providing venues for Open Up North 2014. This exhibition is a further example of how organisations in South Lakeland achieve outstanding cultural opportunities through partnership and co-operation. Thank you for coming to Open Up North. Don’t forget that much of the work on display is for sale and your purchases support the careers of artists and help the Brewery to develop its free visual arts programme. Most of all enjoy the show. Richard Foster Chief Executive Officer and Artistic Director.


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Judges Helen Watson Director Exhibitions & Collections, Lakeland Arts Helen Watson joined Lakeland Arts in July 2008. In her role as Director Exhibitions & Collections she is responsible for care, display and conservation of all the Trust’s collections and the overall direction of the ambitious and nationally recognised exhibition and display programme. Lakeland Arts runs Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Blackwell The Arts & Crafts House, Museum of Lakeland Life & Industry and the currently closed for redevelopment Windermere Steam Boat Museum. Previously Helen was the Deputy Head of Education at the National Galleries of Scotland and Curator at Scarborough Art Gallery. She has a MA in Museum Studies and is an Associate of the Museums Association.

Kwong Lee Director, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester Since 2005, Kwong Lee has been the Director of Manchester’s Castlefield Gallery, an artist-focused organisation and agency that has a successful track record of developing artists and engaging audiences with new contemporary art. He co-chairs Contemporary Visual Arts Manchester and was a panellist at the 3rd Turning Point National Summit. Lee has presented his professional work at conferences, seminars and symposia, and has enjoyed chairing discussions on contemporary art practice, both at Castlefield Gallery and for other organisations.

Estelle Lovatt FRSA Art critic, writer, lecturer & broadcaster

Photo: Cristina Schek

Estelle Lovatt is a trained painter and art historian turned freelance art critic. An experienced broadcaster, she regularly appears on BBC Radio and TV, Sky News & Channel 4 News. As a writer Estelle’s work has appeared in national media and in specialised arts press, exhibition catalogues and artists’ books. An experienced judge, Estelle was on the panel for the ING Discerning Eye competition in 2013. Estelle has experience of being on both sides of the canvas, having won prizes for her own artwork, including the Stowells Trophy Award exhibition at the Royal Academy. Estelle also lectures at the Hampstead School of Art, London. Twitter @EstelleLovatt, Facebook: EstelleLovattArtCritic


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Prizes

1st Prize Iain Andrews The Duke and Duchess of Torquemada 2nd Prize Don Fitzpatrick The Drawing Room at Brantwood 3rd Prize Karen Melvin Devil’s Water Emerging Artist Prize Victoria Gray Birds & Butterflies of the Scottish Highlands

Iain Andrews The Duke and Duchess of Torquemada

Emerging Artist Programme Louis Appleby Liz Ford Maggie Hargreaves Judges’ Commendations Mark Gibbs, Last Light (Hampstead School of Art Prize) Grace Belli, Eyes Sarah Bellwood, Memento Mori Rachel Gibson, A Soft Nest #1 Gillian Gilbert, Untitled #7, Walter Series Eva Mileusnic, International Grid Phil Morsman, Travel Plan (for Tan Tan Plage) Mark Pearce, Muddy Lane, Waberthwaite Helen Peyton, Stereoscope Eric Pye, Hardraw Force Fliss Watts, Sitting Victoria Windsor, Composition 1

Don Fitzpatrick The Drawing Room at Brantwood

Karen Melvin Devil’s Water


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Exhibition Guide Brewery Arts Centre: Sugar Store

Abbot Hall Coffee House

Sonja Andrew, The Ties That Bind (I) Sonja Andrew, The Ties That Bind (II) Iain Andrews, The Duke and Duchess of Torquemada Paul Bennett, Prophecy Axel Bottenberg, Neverland Don Fitzpatrick, Ruskin’s Study Don Fitzpatrick, The Drawing Room at Brantwood Pete Flowers, Petals are the Tears of Buddha Victoria Gray, Birds & Butterflies of the Scottish Highlands George Hale, It Wasn’t Me Steven Heaton, What Still Remains Catherine MacDiarmid, Personal Space: Elude Karen Melvin, Devil’s Water Eva Mileusnic, International Grid Phil Morsman, Travel Plan (for Tan Tan Plage) Jill Pemberton, All Hallows Lane Tina Warren, fml Victoria Windsor, Composition 2

Gillian Gilbert, Untitled #7 Walter Series Pam Grimmond, Rooms by the Sea Maggie Hargreaves, Treehouse II Robert Howell, Brooding Borrowdale from High Rigg Damian Kane, The Misty Isle Angie Mitchell, Think I Can Smell Spring Angie Mitchell, Two For Joy David Morris, Mothballed Power Station Redcar Helen Peyton, Elephant Football Helen Peyton, Stereoscope Eric Pye, Hardraw Force Julie Robinson-Southward, Mist Stephen Smith, Two Photographs from the Somme Theresa Taylor, Umbilicus

Brewery Arts Centre: Sugar Store (Corn Store) Sarah Bellwood, Memento Mori Annie Coxey, Apoptosis Derek Eland, In Our Own Words, Afghanistan Liz Ford, Heysham in Perspective Julia Hayes, Orange Peel Gareth Hudson, In Ecstasy Beth Kettel, The Points Potential, or, What’s the Point? Mark Pearce, Muddy Lane, Waberthwaite Linda Ryle, Ancient Egyptian Offering Cup Linda Ryle, Half Light Daniel Shiel, Blue

Brewery Arts Centre: Intro Bar Louis Appleby, Family Planet (Global Warming on the Telly) Irena Siwiak Atamewan, Urban Trees Will Barton, Stormwold Jennifer Bennett, Study of Boots no.11 Alanna Brown, Some Things Can Be Mended Carole Clay, Clay 2 Ann Foster, Robots William Gall, Building Reflections—Cranes of Berlin 2 Caroline Heap, Hebden Bridge Barbara Jones, Dis-ease Catherine MacDiarmid, Personal Space Series: Grey Margaret Morris, Gathering Thundercloud Chris Rigby, Trampoline 2 Arthur Roberts, Winter 2013/14 (Euclid Light) Daniel Shiel, Malakoff Helen Walsh, Hands Jack Walsh, Metropolis Victoria Windsor, Composition 1

Castle Dairy Fiona Alderson, Plains of Heaven Under Snow John Birch, Yucca and Orchid Joe Capps, New Bridge, Langdale Fiona Clucas, Following the Tide, Baycliff Sands 2 Beverley Coleclough, Peeled Bark, Kurrajong & Gecko Annie Coxey, Panthalassa Graham Dean, Multicoloured Sheep Cathy Duncan, The Skaters Derek Eland, If the Bees Die, We Die Liz Ford, After the Flood Mark Gibbs, Last Light Rachel Gibson, A Soft Nest #1 Milan Ivanic, Dentdale Viaduct Stephen Lennon, East Coast Benjamin McLeod, Embankment and the Bay II Martin Nash, Matrix Janette Phillips, Treeline Shelley Rhodes, Residual Marks II Chris Rigby, Cangariff Fields Eva Ullrich, Harris Sundar Walker, Jubilee Hills Rock Abstraction Susanne Walley, The Long Road Home

Brewery Arts Centre: Warehouse Café Sally Bamber, Artist Jamie Barnes Grace Belli, Eyes Louise Giovanelli, Happy Birthday Yian Lin, Nassau II Delcia McNeil, Burnt Sphere Delcia McNeil, Cosmic Mystery Eva Mileusnic, United Britain Stefan Orlowski, Freddy of Morland Hideyuki Sobue, Woman with Blue Eyes Ann Taylor, Portrait of a Young Man Holding a Medal Fliss Watts, Sitting


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Fiona Alderson Plains of Heaven Under Snow Acrylic on canvas

Sonja Andrew The Ties That Bind (I) Mixed media


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Sonja Andrew The Ties That Bind (II) Mixed media

Iain Andrews The Duke and Duchess of Torquemada Acrylic on canvas


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Louis Appleby Family Planet (Global Warming on the Telly) Acrylic on board

Irena Siwiak Atamewan Urban Trees Photograph


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Sally Bamber Artist Jamie Barnes Oil on canvas

Will Barton Stormwold Acrylic on canvas


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Grace Belli Eyes Plaster and acrylic paint

Sarah Bellwood Memento Mori Watercolour


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Paul Bennett Prophecy Oil on canvas

Jennifer Bennett Study of Boots No. 11 Charcoal


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John Birch Yucca and Orchid Acrylic on board

Axel Bottenberg Neverland Porcelain figurine and mixed media


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Alanna Brown Some Things Can Be Mended Mixed media

Joe Capps New Bridge, Langdale Oil on board


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Carole Clay Clay 2 Digital print

Fiona Clucas SWLA Following the Tide, Baycliff Sands 2 Mixed media


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Beverley Coleclough Peeled Bark, Kurrajong & Gecko Acrylic on calico

Annie Coxey Panthalassa Mixed media


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Annie Coxey Apoptosis Mixed media

Graham Dean Multicoloured Sheep Photograph


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Cathy Duncan The Skaters Linocut

Derek Eland If the Bees Die, We Die Digital C print


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Derek Eland In Our Own Words, Afghanistan Digital C Print

Don Fitzpatrick Ruskin’s Study Archival pigment print


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Don Fitzpatrick The Drawing Room at Brantwood Archival pigment print

Pete Flowers Petals are the Tears of Buddha Oil on canvas


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Liz Ford After the Flood Oil on canvas

Liz Ford Heysham in Perspective Oil on canvas


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Ann Foster Robots Mixed media

William Gall Building Reflections— Cranes of Berlin 2 Oil on canvas


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Mark Gibbs Last Light Watercolour

Rachel Gibson A Soft Nest #1 Pastel


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Gillian Gilbert Untitled #7, Walter Series Photograph

Louise Giovanelli Happy Birthday Oil on canvas


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Victoria Gray Birds & Butterflies of the Scottish Highlands Pen and ink

Pam Grimmond Rooms by the Sea Linocut


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George Hale It Wasn’t Me Mixed media on canvas

Maggie Hargreaves Treehouse II Linocut on wallpaper


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Julia Hayes Orange Peel Mixed media

Caroline Heap Hebden Bridge Ink on paper


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Steven Heaton What Still Remains Mixed media

Robert Howell Brooding Borrowdale from High Rigg GiclĂŠe print


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Gareth Hudson In Ecstasy Video

Milan Ivanic Dentdale Viaduct Pen and ink


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Barbara Jones Dis-ease Etching

Damian Kane The Misty Isle Photograph


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Beth Kettel The Point’s Potential or What’s the Point? Video

Stephen Lennon East Coast Acrylic


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Yian Lin Nassau II Acrylic

Catherine MacDiarmid Personal Space Series: Grey Pencil & graphite on paper


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Catherine MacDiarmid Personal Space: Elude Oil on canvas

Benjamin McLeod Embankment and the Bay II Oil on canvas


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Delcia McNeil Burnt Sphere Photograph on aluminium

Delcia McNeil Cosmic Mystery Photograph on aluminium


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Karen Melvin Devil’s Water Archival pigment print

Eva Mileusnic International Grid Acrylic on map


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Eva Mileusnic United Britain Mixed media

Angie Mitchell Think I Can Smell Spring Linocut/monoprint


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Angie Mitchell Two For Joy Linocut/monoprint

Margaret Morris Gathering Thundercloud Oil on board


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David Morris Mothballed Power Station Redcar Etching

Phil Morsman Travel Plan (for Tan Tan Plage) Acrylic on canvas


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Martin Nash Matrix Acrylic on canvas

Stefan Orlowski Freddy of Morland Oil on linen


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Mark Pearce Muddy Lane, Waberthwaite Oil on board

Jill Pemberton All Hallows Lane Acrylic on canvas


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Helen Peyton Elephant Football Reduction linocut

Helen Peyton Stereoscope Reduction linocut


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Janette Phillips Treeline Watercolour & pastel

Eric Pye Hardraw Force Photograph


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Shelley Rhodes Residual Marks II Mixed media

Chris Rigby Cangariff Fields Oil on board


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Chris Rigby Trampoline 2 Oil on canvas

Arthur Roberts Winter 2013/14 (Euclid Light) Acrylic on canvas


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Julie RobinsonRobinson- Southward Mist Photoetching

Linda Ryle Ancient Egyptian Offering Cup Oil on linen


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Linda Ryle Half Light Oil on linen

Daniel Shiel Blue Digital photographic collage


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Daniel Shiel Malakoff Digital photographic collage

Stephen Smith Two Photographs from the Somme C print


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Hideyuki Sobue Woman with Blue Eyes Ink & acrylic on canvas

Ann Taylor Portrait of a Young Man Holding a Medal (After Botticelli) Oil on canvas


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Theresa Taylor Umbilicus Drypoint with carborundum

Eva Ullrich Harris Oil on board


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Sundar Walker Jubilee Hills Rock Abstraction Oil on canvas

Susanne Walley The Long Road Home Oil on canvas


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Helen Walsh Hands Pen and ink

Jack Walsh Metropolis Pencil


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Tina Warren fml Oil on linen

Fliss Watts Sitting Oil on canvas


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Victoria Windsor Composition 1 Screenprint on linen

Victoria Windsor Composition 2 Screenprint on linen


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Thank You

Gallery Partners:

We would like to thank the following people who have contributed to the success of Open Up North: Open Up North Team Richard Foster, CEO/Artistic Director Jamie Barnes, Curator James Ducker, Marketing & Admin Paul Singleton, Development

Equipment Hire:

Judges Helen Watson Kwong Lee Estelle Lovatt FRSA Design & Branding Chris Ashton Assistant Curators Jenny Slater Monica Metsers

Judges’ Commendation Prize:

Funding for the Emerging Artist Programme:

Porters Alison Barnes Jean Barnes Margaret Jackson Sandra Wood Exhibition Technicians Tracey Escolme Tim Leeson Visual Arts Committee George Grange Jenny Kagan Sara Last Tracy Levine Frances Winder


Open Up North 2014 Exhibition Guide