Welsh art exhibition opens at Chester Art Gallery

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Post : Fri May 13, 2022

A Chester art gallery is set to open for the staging of a major exhibition featuring the work of a Cheshire-born artist whose paintings capture the rugged beauty of the Isle of Anglesey, the place she has lived for 60 years.

The exhibition, which opens on Thursday May 12 at the Gorstella Gallery at Tudor Farm in Dodleston near Chester, features a retrospective of works by acclaimed artist Audrey Hind RCA spanning her 60-year career from the 1960s to the present day.

Works by David Grosvenor, Christopher Rainham and Colin Halliday will also be on display.

Born in Cheshire, Audrey Hind studied at Northwich College of Art in Manchester and Liverpool Colleges of Art.

A resident of Anglesey since 1962 and a Fellow of the Royal Cambrian Academy (RCA) since 1978, her paintings are influenced by life on the island in the shadow of the mountains of Snowdonia and surrounded by the Irish Sea.

Audrey’s work can be found in private and public collections across the UK, including those of HM The Queen Mother, British Steel, Unilever, Anglesey Borough Council, Shell UK and the National Library of Wales.

Audrey’s works are a mixture of watercolour, mixed media and oil paints.

In 1983, Audrey was artist/engraver in residence at Port Sunlight.

Audrey, who at 85 is still producing new work, said: “I wish to express my thanks and gratitude to the Gorstella Gallery for the honor of this retrospective exhibition showing examples of my work over 60 years on Anglesey.”

The gallery which was founded in 1990 by Peter and Klazien Bullivant is now run by their daughter Bridget who said: “For over 60 years Audrey has been painting the landscape of Anglesey and this exhibition is a wonderful opportunity to see the best of Welsh art.

Tours will also be available on Saturday 14, Sunday 15, Saturday 21st and Sunday 22n/a May between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. and then by appointment.

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