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Debut exhibition draws the crowds

Canvas, paper and stone exhibition at Smith Art Gallery, Brighouse.
Pictured Tim Barker and Janet Clark with pictures by Tony Broadbent.

Canvas, paper and stone exhibition at Smith Art Gallery, Brighouse. Pictured Tim Barker and Janet Clark with pictures by Tony Broadbent.

THERE are two weeks left to catch the work of three contemporary Yorkshire artists who have collaborated for the first time in an exhibition at the Smith Art Gallery, Brighouse.

Painters Phil White, of Thornton, Bradford and Tony Broadbent, of Leeds, and sculptor Janet Hollins, of Harrogate, have contributed to the ‘Canvas - Paper - Stone’ exhibition which runs until January 26.

The three artists got in touch with each other through Facebook and other social networking sites and now meet up regularly.

“We all work in very different ways but all the pieces complement each other,” said Phil who is originally from Runcorn and works mainly on canvas and paper.

Janet Hollins has a studio in Harrogate where she creates figurative, semi-abstract sculptures, mainly in stone. Her work has been influenced by Barbara Hepworth and Henry Moore. Recently she has been studying for a Masters degree in Fine Art. She said: “I find working in stone is a privileged and humbling experience - it has beauty, strength and permanence.”

Tony Broadbent has been painting for more than 40 years and recently he exhibited as one of the top 100 emerging UK artists at the Other London Art Fair. He paints in many styles but mainly uses oil on canvas.

The exhibition has been curated by Joan Tillotson who said there was a common thread underpinning all the work. Brighouse schools have participated in activities and workshops at the gallery during the exhibition which was opened by the deputy Mayor of Calderdale Coun Christine Beal.

l The next exhibition at the gallery will of work submitted for the Peter Brook Art Prize which opens on Saturday, February 2.

 

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