Celebrating 20 years with twenty paintings commissioned by Gallerina to help champion the North – our landscape, our coast, our people and streets but above all, our talent.
Date: 8 - 29 August 2018 with a preview 7th August from 6.30 – 7.30pm
Time: 10:00 am - 16:00 pm
As Gallerina comments, ‘20 twenty’ is an exhibition which will launch a year long series of events & 'pop ups’ helping us to celebrate 20 years in contemporary fine art.
We are thrilled to be starting our celebrations with The Witham, it is a venue we have enjoyed personally over the years and is a wonderful setting and team of people to help showcase these artists…All of whom, for this particular show, are home grown talent.’
One of the artists included in the exhibition is Mark Johnston is from our region, born in Stockton on Tees in 1974, he studied at Newcastle College of Art 1991, Cumbria College 1992-93 & at Brighton University (BA) from 1993-96.
Gallerina are proud to represent Mark’s work & thrilled to be bringing his latest paintings to The Witham to help celebrate 20 years in the world of contemporary fine art.
The Gallerina team met and started representing Mark 17 years ago, which has given their gallery and wonderful clients a front row seat to his incredible work and career . To help celebrate Gallerina’s new location in Darlington Mark recently turned to works in oil and ink on paper, itself a celebration of their relationship with him and his love of the North and its coastline, always in the fore front of his mind.
Brought up on the coast of Hartlepool, this region, its coastline and light are in his bones. Mark Johnston is a 'mark maker', a high energy painter, a technician, these works can be raw, are intuitive, and can be incredibly delicate. Gallerina is proud to have the relationship and friendship with Mark.
As The Witham Interium Director Shelagh Avery comments, ‘We are delighted at The Witham to be working closely with Gallerina and so pleased that the 20|twenty exhibition will be here at Barnard Castle’s vibrant arts centre. The preview on Tuesday 7th August coincides with our programme launch so we urge you to come to both, to not only plan your autumn arts entertainment but also enjoy this exciting display of contemporary art here at The Witham.’
For more information about this and other exhibitions at The Witham, please head here, call us on 01833 631107 or head into the Gallery from 10am - 4pm, Tuesday - Saturday.