Saturday 8th September – Saturday 29th September
Fosse Gallery Fine Art Stow-on-the-Wold
Sixteen members of the Royal Academy (RA) revisit the Fosse Gallery in September.
The members are:-
Anthony Eyton, Mary Fedden, Leonard McComb, Ken Howard, Mick Rooney, Flavia Irwin, Eileen Cooper, Gus Cummins, William Bowyer, Fred Cuming, David Remfry, Sonia Lawson, Maurice Cockrill, Frederick Gore, Jean Cooke and Philip Sutton.
This is a rare exhibition of over 40 paintings exclusively by members of the RA, as their work is usually never seen as a dedicated exhibition outside London.
The Fosse Gallery is often described as one of the most important galleries outside London. It is committed to showing the best of British figurative and narrative art in mixed and solo exhibitions.
For almost thirty years, the Gallery has shown works by famous RA members including Eurich, Frink, Knight, Weight, Spear, Lowry and Augustus John to mention a few. Now, with the present illustrious list, this wonderful collaboration can be renewed.
The current exhibition presents a broad grouping of painters, covering several strands of representational and abstract painting.
The present owner Sharon Wheaton joined the gallery in 1998 and took it over a year ago.
“From the moment I took over the Fosse Gallery, I set out to stage a substantial exhibition of paintings by current Royal Academicians.
It is important to have an established provincial art gallery supporting RA members’ work.
What joins us together is their unshakeable faith in the painted image and my abiding desire to represent them. This exhibition is a celebration of the collaboration between the Fosse Gallery and the artists who are honoured to be Royal Academicians.”
The Gallery is open Tuesday- Saturday 10.30 – 17.00 or by appointment.
Fosse Gallery Fine Art
The Manor House
Gloucestershire GL54 1AF
Telephone 01451 831319
Potential new Academicians are nominated by the existing Royal Academicians. Nominees must be artists under the age of 75 and professionally active in the UK. They have to fall into one of the Royal Academy’s categories of art – painting, printmaking, sculpture and architecture.
Image: William Bowyer RA, Beach at Walberswick.
Used with kind permission of The Fosse Gallery