Back to Work Part I; New Artist, Ian Mitchell

So things have been somewhat hectic for me for the last few months. As many of you know I got married at the end of last month and then disappeared off to Canada for a few weeks. I’ve been back for a little while now but I’m only just catching up with everything.

So… I have a lot of news for you all. I thought the best way was to break it all up into chunks.

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First off we are now displaying work from the Yorkshire based artist, Ian Mitchell. Ian is a contemporary artist who creates these wonderfully minimal landscapes.

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We have panoramic images, framed and unframed prints on display. The images are particularly evocative of the travel poster from the early 20th century.

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We’ve only had Ian’s work in for just under two weeks and he is already proving to be very popular. Pop into the gallery to see why.

Autumn/Winter Open Times

With the nights getting longer and the days getting cooler it’s time to start looking at the open times of the Harbour Gallery:

Monday-Saturday – 10am-5pm

Sundays – 11am-4pm

Wednesdays – Closed (we will be open on Wednesdays during school half term)

Xmas Eve/Xmas Day/Boxing Day – Closed

12th Jan-16th Jan – Closed

19th Jan-23rd Jan – Closed

26th Jan-30th Jan – Closed

Autumn Photography Open Exhibition

This October at the Harbour Gallery, we will be hosting our first open exhibition dedicated to photography.

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There is a lot of talent in the local area and I can wait to see what Wales has to offer. As a photographer myself, I specialise in star trails, but this is just one school of many in the art of photography.

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If you are, or if you know a photographer who might be interested in having their work displayed in a professional gallery we are accepted submissions now!

Submissions will be accepted until the 14th Sept. The exhibition will start on the 27th Sept and run until the 17th Oct. There is a fee of £5 for each piece entered. Our full terms and conditions can be found here.

An exhibition by Ruth Bitowski

This coming Saturday we are going to be holding the latest collection of work from Conwy artist; Ruth Bitowski.

Conwy, Walled Town Print

Ruth’s main area of influence is Conwy. Capturing what I can only describe as cityscapes of our small medieval town. However recently she has been branching out and we will have scenes of Portmeirion, Snowdon and even Caernarfon on display.

Portmeirion Ariel Print

The exhibition will open from 2pm on Saturday the 16th where Ruth will be here to display and talk about her latest work. The exhibition will then run for 3 weeks until the 5th September.

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New to the Gallery; Cereal Magazine

I love a good magazine. I also love traveling, photography, art books and small companies doing something a little bit different.

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In the Harbour Gallery we are now stocking Cereal, a magazine which shouldn’t really be called a magazine, its more of a quarterly released art book. Each issue they have a select number of articles concentrating on travel destinations, photo essays and insights into small british businesses.

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It’s a beautifully create magazine and a necessary addition to any art collector’s library.

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We have copies of issue 6 now in the gallery for £10 each.

Summer Open 2014 – Judging and Opening

The judging process has been completed and we have decided on the work to be accepted into this years Summer Open exhibition. Below are a couple of pieces that we’re successful and will be on display for the duration of the exhibition.

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We had an exceptional turn out this year, and all the work entered was of a fantastic quality. Sadly we we’re not able to accept everything as we only have so much space, but I am very pleased with our final decision.

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There will be an open afternoon from 2pm on the 5th July to start the exhibition. Many of the artists who submitted work will be here, and it should be a fantastic event.

Photo 26-06-2014 18 10 45The exhibition will then run for 3 weeks until the 25th July.

Summer Open Exhibition 2014

Submissions for the second open exhibition are now open!

As of today we are accepting work to be viewed by a panel of judges with the hopes of having them displayed in this summers open exhibition at the Harbour Gallery. Submissions can be dropped off at the Harbour Gallery from the 9th June to the 22nd June.

Gemma Thorpe 'Race Day' Mixed Media

This is a chance for anyone and everyone to have their work displayed and sold by the Harbour Gallery. There is a £5 fee for each image submitted and all work accepted will be on display for 3 weeks.

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All work will be judged by myself and two other fantastic artists. There is no required theme and I’m hoping to see a wide array of work submitted.

Myrna Lowens 'Snow in the Hills and More to Come' Original Oil

If you have any friends or family who are artists let them know about this chance to have their work displayed in a professional gallery.

More details and the terms and conditions can be found here

If you are a photographer please reframe from submitting work to this exhibition as I will be holding a dedicated photography open exhibition later in the year.

Layaway Payments

Here at the Harbour Gallery we know what it’s like to find a piece of art that you fall in love with. We know what it’s like when you can’t afford that piece, and sadly we also know what it’s like when you come back to find it gone, sold before you could buy it yourself.

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To tackle this we have devised a layaway payment scheme to allow anyone and everyone to reserve work and pay it off over a period of time (agreed upon by yourself and the gallery). During which time we will take it down from display, wrap it up and look after it for you until all payments have been made.

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The best thing about using the layaway scheme is that it’s totally interest free and you are always welcome to shorten the time by paying off the remaining balance.

Photo 04-11-2013 12 11 24If you want to know more pop into the gallery and we’ll chat everything over.

‘Summer’ an exhibition by Steven Jones

In just over two weeks we will be having our first exhibition with Steven Jones. Steven has had work displayed across the globe, worked for many prestigious clients including BBC, Jaguar Cars and Wall’s Ice Creams but here at the Harbour Gallery we believe that his best work concentrates around the summer.

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Art is at it’s best when it portrays a feeling or captures a moment. Steven’s work does this so well that even in the dark winter months his paintings can take you right back to a lazy summer day by the beach; ice cream in hand and a cool sea breeze washing over you.

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Steven will be having an open afternoon on the 24th May, starting at 2pm. The open afternoon is there for anyone to attend and Steven will be there to talk about and show off over 25 pieces of original work. The exhibition will then run for 3 weeks.

2014 at the Harbour Gallery (continued)

We’ve had two very successful exhibition so far at the gallery. Maps by Dewi Clough and an exhibition by Josie Russell (which is still on until the 2nd May). Now it’s time to get ready for the next few events coming up.

 

Bill Gribble’s second workshop (19th May-22nd May)

We still have a couple of spots left so don’t miss out with Bill making full use of the (hopefully) fantastic May weather and beautiful surroundings of Conwy. Bill and 6 other participants will be heading out into Conwy to gain inspiration and develop their observation skills. The Harbour Gallery will then become their studio for 4 days. With Bill’s tutorship you’ll be a master in no time.

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Steven Jones Exhibition (24th May-13th June) 

Steven will be showcasing his latest collection of work at the Harbour Gallery with an open afternoon on the 24th May, 2pm-5pm. We’ve had Steven’s work in the gallery since we opened and it’s really exciting to be able to work with him on this exhibition.

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Elizabeth Myfanwy Clough’s Palette Knife Oil Workshop (2nd July)

Elizabeth will be sharing her skills on properly using a palette knife and oil paints. This combination can produce some amazingly tactile results that match perfectly with both the Welsh coastline and the Snowdonia mountains.

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The Summer Open Exhibition at the Harbour Gallery (5th July-25th July)

This is a fantastic chance for anyone and everyone to get involved with the gallery. More details and submission dates can be found on the Open Exhibition page