Whitby Art Society – Christmas Exhibition

Whitby Art Society – Christmas Exhibition

The exhibition is now open to the public.

Starts 31 October – Ends 2 December

The last day the gallery will be open this year is 3 December after which the building will be closed until the new year.

91st Annual Exhibition of The Fylingdales Group of Artists

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91st Annual Exhibition of The Fylingdales Group of Artists

19th September – 29th October

The Fylingdales Group of Artists are pleased to announce our 91st Annual Exhibition to be held at Pannett Art Gallery in Whitby. This year there are 67 pictures by Members and ‘Invited Artists’ which adorn the walls of Pannett Art Gallery, our exhibition home since 1952.

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 long distances to exhibit and attend our annual general meeting which is held after our annual exhibition.

As we approach the 100th anniversary of our founding in 1925 in Denton Hawley’s studio in Robin Hood’s Bay we are actively searching for pictures by the founding Members. Namely, Denton Hawley, Ulric Walmsley, Louise Packard, Dame Ethal Walker, George T.Lowe, Edith Grey and Jennie Waites.

All freely available to view in the Pannett Art Gallery, Tuesday – Sunday, 10am – 4.30pm (last admission 4pm).

 

Pannett Art Gallery, Pannett Park, Whitby YO21 1RE
01947 600933
pannett.gallery@whitbytowncouncil.gov.uk
David Howell ‘Trawlers at Padstow’
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Sue Morton ‘Cheek to cheek’
Sue Slack ‘ Beck walk 11’

The Soper Collection

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The Soper Collection

The Natural World – The Artwork of George, Eileen, and Eva Soper 24th June – 17th September

We are delighted to announce that Pannett Art Gallery’s Collections are now further enriched by the Loan of The Soper Collection.  This remarkable, many-faceted collection of the artwork of George Soper (1870-1942) and his two daughters, Eva (1901-1990) and Eileen (1905-1990), was formed to increase awareness of these wonderful artists, to showcase the quality and diversity of their work, and to inspire future generations.

GEORGE SOPER is revered for his beautiful portrayals of The Working Horse. He had a direct connection with Whitby as old Whitby Gazette records state that Mr. Soper and family visited the town in 1911,1912 and 1913, when he produced a series of prints documenting local industries.

His sympathies were those of The Staithes Group of artists.  His skill in capturing atmosphere, life, and movement links us to our rural and farming heritage.

The Pannett Gallery is pleased to be able to share these artworks with a wider audience, revealing George’s incredible draftsmanship and treatment of colour.

EVA SOPER modelled the birds for the delightful figurines produced by The Royal Worcester Porcelain Company.  These exquisitely painted and lifelike creations were in production for 49 years from 1937 – 1986.  They were all inspired by the birds dwelling in the shelter and seclusion of the family garden.

EILEEN SOPER is best known for being Enid Blyton’s major illustrator of ‘The Famous Five’ characters in all their escapades.  Eileen also illustrated Blyton’s Nature Readers and created the 60 accompanying, now much-sought-after, wall charts, used in schools for many years, as well as illustrating many other books and pamphlets for adults and children.  This work would have been more than enough for most artists, but as a result of her extraordinary empathy with the birds and animals of the Soper home surroundings Eileen also created a range of remarkable wildlife art.

Visit the Pannett Art Gallery to explore and enjoy these wonderful artworks.  Our art and literary heritage is greatly enriched by these dedicated artists.   It is difficult to believe one family achieved so much.

For more information click on this link to The Soper Collection website: www.thesopercollection.org

Images courtesy of the Chris Beetles Gallery on behalf of the AGBI

The Famous Five®, Enid Blyton® and Enid Blyton’s signature are Registered Trademarks of Hodder & Stoughton Limited. Text and illustrations © Hodder & Stoughton Limited.
Enid Blyton® and Enid Blyton’s signature are Registered Trademarks of Hodder & Stoughton Limited. © Hodder & Stoughton Limited.

All freely available in the Pannett Art Gallery, Tuesday – Sunday, 10am – 4.30pm (last admission 4pm).

 

Pannett Art Gallery, Pannett Park, Whitby YO21 1RE
01947 600933
pannett.gallery@whitbytowncouncil.gov.uk
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Caedmon College End of Year Show

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Dusk, Whitby Harbour - Sue Morton

Caedmon College Whitby – Artwork from Whitby Sixth Form and GCSE students
17 – 18 June

The safety of our visitors is tremendously important to us and therefore hand sanitiser available at the entrance and in the gallery.

Admission to the gallery is Free.

Opening times may be subject to change, please check before visiting.

 

Waiting to Hatch - Trish Greenwood

Whitby Arts – Air Ambulance

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Dusk, Whitby Harbour - Sue Morton

Whitby Art Society. ‘Still Life to Save Lives’ – selling exhibition in aid of the Air Ambulance, starts 3rd May 2023

For this exhibition by Whitby Art Society, we asked members to produce one still life which would also be accompanied by a work from their usual practice.  This was a big challenge and tested their observation and drawing skills.

We hope you enjoy the exhibition.

25% of the sale price of the artworks no display will go directly to the North East Air Ambulance.

100% of the taking from the tombola will also go to the North East Air Ambulance.

The members have kindly donated all the artworks and cards for the tombola, which is CASH ONLY.

For other sales please consult the attendant at the sales desk.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR KIND SUPPORT FOR THIS REALLY WORTHWHILE CAUSE.

 

 

The safety of our visitors is tremendously important to us and therefore hand sanitiser available at the entrance and in the gallery.

Admission to the gallery is Free.

Opening times may be subject to change, please check before visiting.

 

Waiting to Hatch - Trish Greenwood
Beach Combing - Jacs Schiendorfer
Dancing to the Outside Tune - Anne Thornhill
Flying Past Whitby - Trish Greenwood
Still - Walking - Sue Morton
'Tommy' WW1 Soldier Seaham - Frank Lupton
Flying Past Whitby - Trish Greenwood

Exploring the Pannett Paintings

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Exploring the Pannett Paintings

7 February – 30 April

Visit the gallery to see some of the wonderful artwork from the Pannett Collection.  This includes recent acquisitions from the Soper Collection.  These beautiful paintings, prints, drawings, illustrations, and ceramics are being publicly displayed in Whitby for the first time.

Through their artwork the Soper Collection tells the story of George Soper (1870 – 1942), and his daughters Eva (1901 – 1990), and Eileen (1905 – 1990).  This talented family were dedicated to revealing the wonder of the British countryside, including the wealth of wildlife they nurtured at their reclusive home.

There are many themes to explore and stories to tell with these fabulous artworks. The gallery is inviting visitors to tell us about the artworks in this collection that they enjoyed the most, and which aspects they would like to hear more about.

Earth Day – Saturday 22nd April, 1 – 4pm

Keep an eye on the website for further fun activities.

The Wild Escape is a national project led by Art Fund.

The Wild Escape invites children to find a favourite animal in their local museum or gallery and create artworks imagining its journey to a natural habitat. The pictures and stories created will lead up to a collective work of art that imagines a better future for the wildlife on our doorstep, launched online and in venues across the UK on Earth Day 2023, Saturday 22 April.

The Wild Escape is made possible with support from Arts Council England’s National Lottery Project Grants, with additional support from Bloomberg Philanthropies, Kusuma Trust, Foyle Foundation and a group of generous individuals and trusts.

The safety of our visitors is tremendously important to us and therefore hand sanitiser available at the entrance and in the gallery.

Admission to the gallery is Free.

Opening times may be subject to change, please check before visiting.

 

5 Back in the Nest by Eileen Soper

Image Courtesy of the Chris Beetles Gallery on behalf of the AGBI.

11 Wrens Perched on Honesty by Eileen Soper

Image Courtesy of the Chris Beetles Gallery on behalf of the AGBI.

Blue tit by Eva Soper
Image Courtesy of The Soper Collection.