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Art Exhibition, Fri 31 Mar - Fri 30 Jun 2017

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Art in the Hall - 'From the Minster to the Hills'

Art in the Hall - 'From the Minster to the Hills'

Details

Granville Heptonstall's exhbition runs at Bedern Hall from 31st March to 30th June, so why not drop by for coffee and cake as well.

My recent work has concentrated on York Minster and The Howardian Hills. Though having little obvious connection, they are visible from each other and enable me to share my passion for architecture and English landscape. The Howardians, despite their latitude, are soft and rolling. Like the neighbouring Wolds they have a southern feel and yet from them one catches sight of the distant North York Moors. Two more different and distinct landscapes would be hard to find in such close proximity. The working methods are entirely different. The landscapes are done en plein air and are painted quickly with a limited palette. I find the constant change in both sky and thus light a real challenge and the entire view can change in fifteen minutes.

The locations are almost all near Stearsby Hagg, from where the Minster is visible and Scackleton, about a mile and a half away, overlooking a hidden valley with Ampleforth Abbey in the distance to the north. The Minster’s scale is daunting. All the work begins as a line drawing or series of line drawings. I do not use photographs, rulers or other aids. I use colour in a poetic and not a descriptive way because to me the building is light, both contained and modelled. Sometimes I scan the drawings to produce templates and sometimes use the iPad or Corel Paintbrush to develop and idea. The attempt to grasp the complexity of the building is something which should provide material for future work.

Event details

Dates Times
Fri 31 Mar - Fri 30 Jun 2017

Location

Directions

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Map reference: SE 605520  Lat: 53.96054 Long: -1.07939

On Foot:
From Union Terrace and Monk Bar Car Parks
Follow Lord Mayors Walk towards St Maurices Road. At the crossroads turn right, passing through Monk Bar (part of City Walls) into Goodramgate. Walk down Goodramgate to The National Trust Shop. Opposite you will see an archway (next to Italian restaurant). Pass through into Bedern (ignore Bedern Chapel immediately on your right) towards the houses. Bedern Hall is to your right.
From Foss Bank Car Park
Follow St Maurices Road to the crossroads. Directions then as above.
From Railway Station
Follow Station Road and Station Avenue towards the City Centre. Cross the river at Lendal Bridge. Follow Museum Street and Duncombe Place towards York Minster. Pass along the south side of the Minster into Deangate. Where Deangate joins Goodramgate you will see The National Trust Shop. Opposite you will see an archway (next to Italian restaurant). Pass through into Bedern (ignore Bedern Chapel immediately on your right) towards the houses. Bedern Hall is to your right.

Contact

Mr Roger Lee

01904 646030

Address

Bedern Hall,
Bedern,
York,
YO1 7AL

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