Friday, 24 June 2011

Two major collections at The Brook

Chris Orr RA, 'Black Dog looking West'

Budleigh Salterton's Brook Gallery is delighted to announce its new summer launches - The Permanent Collection and The Contemporary Collection, from 19 June to 2 September 2011.

"These collections promise to fill the Gallery with colour, interest, history and delight in every sense over the summer months, and will celebrate the enduring relationships that it enjoys with its artists," says The Brook's owner Angela Yarwood.

"A ‘cause célèbre’ of influential artists and print makers, the extraordinary Summer show combines the Permanent and the Contemporary Collections with a list of artists that runs like a roll call of the nation’s most acclaimed. The Permanent Collection includes artists such as those from the RA stable: Chris Orr, Eileen Cooper, Tom Phillips, Norman Ackroyd, and Bill Jacklin, and Brad Faine whose work was amongst those that lifted the lid on a new school of vibrant art in the 1960s and 1970s. The Contemporary Collection compounds the ethos behind the innovative work of these highly acclaimed artists and print makers, the glorious ‘observers of life and form’ including Trevor Price, Mychael Barratt, Martin Langford, Kathleen Caddick, Sonia Rollo and Susie Perring to name but a few. These are the creators who combine their superb compositions with the complexities of original print making techniques.

Tom Phillips RA 'Paper Moon' from 'We are the People'

The summer months show a celebration of what The Brook strives to achieve; a heady mix of good art by acclaimed artists – a consistent theme that makes the Brook one of the UK’s most enlightened regional galleries."

Angela adds: "The Summer 2011 launch of our Collections provides an opportunity for The Brook to showcase all that makes us what we are today. We’re proud to provide a unique service; we work with the best, who produce the best and we take great pleasure bringing these ground breaking names and impressive works to our gallery here in Budleigh and our nationwide customer base."

The Brook Gallery, Fore Street, Budleigh Salterton, Devon, EX9 6NE

Tel: 01395 443 003


Open 10.30 am to 5.00 pm, closed Sunday mornings and Mondays

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