The Fylingdales Group of Artists

The Fylingdales Group of Artists
84th Annual Exhibition at Pannett Art Gallery, Whitby

31st August – 12th October 2016

On Wednesday 31st of August the 84th Annual exhibition by The Fylingdales Group of Artists will officially open at Pannett Art Gallery, Whitby.

A total of 66 paintings, drawings and original prints will be exhibited.

The Fylingdales Group of Artists have been in existence since 1925, initially formed in Denton Hawley’s studio in Robin Hood’s Bay with just 8 members, their aim being to exhibit Yorkshire pictures With the wealth of artistic endeavours found locally the membership increased to 12 in 1926.

The first meeting of the Group was held on 25th June, 1925 followed shortly by the inaugural exhibition which was held in the Church Rooms, Robin Hood’s Bay. Dame Ethel Walker, A.R.A., Owen Bowen and Ulric Walmsley were among the founder members of the Group. In 1929 the membership was increased again to 16 artists, then to 20 in 1938. With the second world war looming the group disbanded holding its last exhibition in 1939. Due to the tireless efforts of Mr. Harold Todd the group was brought back together with an Exhibition in 1948, Mr Todd served as Secretary for many years. Membership was again increased to its present number of just 22.
The Group usually hold one Exhibition per year at Pannett Art Gallery, Pannett Park, Whitby, the venue being first mentioned in the Group minutes in 1952.

We meet as a group formally once a year after our Annual Exhibition. A glance at our list of members will show that we are scattered over a large area, it is quite a measure of strength of the group that Members are prepared to travel quite long distances to attend our Annual General Meeting. The main bond between us is a love of Yorkshire, its coastline and of painting.

At each Annual exhibition the Group ask two ‘invited artists’ to exhibit along side the Members, Kane Cunningham and Lynne Wixon have been asked to hang three pictures each for the 2016 Annual.

Christine Pybus at work. Her painting adorns the colour catalogue for 2016

Christine Pybus at work. Her painting adorns the colour catalogue for 2016

The Secretary Michael Atkin in his workshop printing an original print.

The Secretary Michael Atkin in his workshop printing an original print.

Enduring the Elements

Enduring the Elements

Enduring the Elements

19th May – 28th June 2016

Enduring the Elements is an exhibition of paintings and drawings by two artists, documenting two very different industries, linked by the hard work and danger involved in each trade.

Derek Slater

Derek Slater was born in 1948 in a mining village in County Durham. When he left school aged 15 he was employed as a miner at Mainsforth Colliery.

Derek left the pit before he was due to start on the coal face and got a job as an apprentice fitter. After working at several jobs he returned to work at the National Coal Board until he became redundant in 1994.

Derek then went on to study Fine Art at the University of Sunderland.

The accumulation of 25 years working in the coal industry encouraged him to chronicle scenes from this industry, capturing the cramped and hazardous working conditions of the miners in his paintings.

Derek’s work also includes paintings on ecological issues.

Andrew Cheetham

Andrew has been documenting the Scarborough Fishing Industry since 2000.

In 2004 he converted an empty baiting shed on the harbour’s West Pier into a studio. During this period he has witnessed Scarborough’s fishing fleet change drastically, with owners selling both boats and gear. There are now no large trawlers operating out of Scarborough, with the fleet consisting mainly of cobles potting for crab and lobster and just a handful of under 10 metre trawlers.

Whilst at first the fishermen were wary of him – thinking he was checking their quotas when stood sketching them – they are now used to him drawing and he has accompanied them on fishing trips, sketching them working out at sea.

The sea has been a constant throughout this time.

Constantly changing, constantly inspiring.

Andrew Cheetham (born 1971, Heywood, Lancashire) studied Art at Manchester Polytechnic, Liverpool John Moores University and Central St. Martins College of Art.

He has been artist-in-residence at Knaresborough Castle and in Rosedale on the North York Moors.

Recent exhibitions include:
‘Art and Yorkshire: From Turner to Hockney’, Mercer Art Gallery, Harrogate.
‘The Prison Drawing Project’, Dean Road Prison, Scarborough.

The exhibition is at the Pannett Art Gallery in the beautiful Pannett Park until 28th June 2016.
The gallery is open 9am – 5pm Monday – Saturday and 9.30 – 4.30 on Sundays.
Last admission is half an hour before closing.

Admission to the gallery is Free.

Miners by Derek Slater

Miners by Derek Slater