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A chance to see some of the North's finest artists at Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery, Carlisle

On: 13th October 2018, 10.00am           Until: 27th January 2019, 4.00pm 

This year the judges had a particularly difficult task with over 2,200 entries submitted. The selected work features nearly 90 pieces from over 70 artists from the North of England.

From the hyperreal to the abstract, from printmaking to sculpture, this high-profile exhibition celebrates contemporary artists at all stages of their career, and from all corners of the North of England. View artworks by emerging talent alongside renowned names such as Isobel Peachey, the youngest woman commissioned to paint an official portrait of The Queen; and Royal Academicians Anne Desmet RA and Norman Ackroyd RA CBE. Also features local talent(!) Alan Stones, Jan Huntley-Peace, Mark Gibbs, Rachel Gibson and Sally-Marie Gardner. 

Pyramid Gallery, 43 Stonegate, York -

Saturday 8th September until 8th October 2018. The preview is on Friday 7th October from 6.00pm - 8.30pm - all welcome.

This exhibition will feature 25 of Alan's lithographs including four of the recent 'Climb' images and the two new 'Wanderer' images.

Friday 8th June AUCTION at The Lodore Falls Hotel -  The Lake District Foundation Charity Auction raising funds to re-open the Keswick - Threlkeld      railway path includes a framed copy of my latest lithograph 'Over the Fence'.

'I am honoured and absolutely delighted to become a Patron of Printfest. I vividly remember exhibiting in the very first Printfest back in 2001 when there were just 22 exhibitors. Since then, thanks to many wonderfully dedicated and enthusiastic supporters, Printfest has grown and developed, always presenting serious printmaking and always with fun. It is a very special event in the UK printmaking calendar.'

Printfest was founded in 2001 and is the UK's foremost artist-led printmaking festival. The Printfest weekend is held each early May bank holiday at the Coronation Hall in the festival town of Ulverston, Cumbria.


Saturday 10th March 2018 until 2nd June 2018   

Open Tuesday to Saturday 11am - 4pm at Huddersfield Art Gallery, Princess Alexandra Walk, HD1 2SU     

'A chance to see some of the North's finest artists in one of the north's finest galleries.  All works are for sale.'

The exhibition includes two of my recent oil paintings: 'Father and Son' and 'Yellow Pages'



This year the judges had a particularly difficult task with over 2200 entries submitted. The selected work features 90 pieces from over 70 of the most talented artists, who were born, live, or have studied in one of the historical counties of the NORTH OF ENGLAND, and gives a particularly exciting insight into contemporary Northern Art.

From the hyperreal to the purely abstract, the exhibition celebrates paintings, sculpture, prints and drawings by artists at all stages of their career, and from all corners of the North.


THE BOWES MUSEUM     18 November 2017 - 18 February 2018      Open daily 10am to 5.00pm, Sundays 2pm to 5.00pm   (admission fees apply)    Barnard Castle, DL12 8NP

HUDDERSFIELD ART GALLERY     10 March 2018 - 2 June 2018       Open Tuesday to Saturday 11am - 4 pm (Thursday 11am - 7pm)  - Free Entry    Princess Alexandra Walk, Huddersfield. HD1 2SU

BANKSIDE GALLERY     25 June 2018 - 30 JUNE 2018      Open daily 11am - 6pm - Free Entry         Thames Riverside, 48 Hopton Street, London SE1

TULLIE HOUSE MUSEUM & ART GALLERY     13 October 2018 - 27 January 2019     Open daily 10am to 4pm, Sundays 12pm to 4pm   (admission fees apply)    Castle Street, Carlisle, CA3 8TP


FRIDAY 17 NOVEMBER 2017 - SUNDAY 18 FEBRUARY 2018  (10.00am - 5.00pm)

The Great Print Exhibition is the lasrgest of its kind in the UK. With over 350 framed artworks on the wall by over 60 printmakers from up and down Britain.

Free entry