Previous Exhibitions at Upfront Gallery
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"Group of Seven"
19th Apr 2011 - 5th Jun 2011
Mixed exhibition of paintings by a newly formed group of well established artists. Over the years each of the artists has shown work at Upfront, but this will be their first exhibition as "Group of Seven". We hope their new group venture proves to be a success and it is the beginning of many more exhibitions to come.
Group of Seven
Inaugural exhibition by a newly formed group of artists from Cumbria. The members of the group are all well estasblished artists who have exhibited nationally and internationally. The seven group members are Tricia Kerr, Venus Griffiths, Marilyn Laugesen, Jacquie Cowan, Dettal Kelly, David Sims and Geiffrey Smith.
LIVING WITH THE ANCIENT EGYPTIANS
8th Mar 2011 - 17th Apr 2011
A photographic appreciation of Egypt by Mike Shepherd
The exhibition at Upfront will show an edited, framed selection of images from Mike's recent self-published book, plus many other limited edition prints, as well as a few surprises.
Where relevant, short explanations will accompany images. There will also be a detailed explanation of how rock art is recorded, with several examples.
Come and join the adventure, from 7th March to 17th April.
LIVING WITH THE ANCIENT EGYPTIANS
A photographic Appreciation of
Mike first became interested in Egypt at a very early age but did not fully realize his passion until 12 years ago when he became part of a Rock-art survey team in Egypt’s Eastern Desert. The mission was to find and record early predynastic rock inscriptions.Several expeditions soon led to a love of the desert and to his marriage of the Tour Manager responsible for organizing archaeology led tours to Egypt. Mike’s advertising career as an art director and model making background also nurtured a growing interest in photography.These have now all come together making Egypt almost a second home, with several visits a year photographically recording rock-art, landscape, ancient monuments and art, and equally important for Mike, modern Egyptian street life. In the ‘Foreword’ to his recent self published first book (available from http://www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/1458940) the deputy chairman of the Egypt Exploration Society comments: "Mike sees Egypt in a way that no other photographer I know does, and his photographs reveal aspects of the country most of us would barely even notice. As a result, his book provides a better flavour of the country – ancient and modern – than any other I have come across....In this book Mike has made no distinction between ancient and modern; no attempt to separate them. I admire the openness of this approach, unburdened as it is by preconceptions of Egypt".
For more information about Mike and his work, please log onto www.mikeshepherdimages.com Please click on images to enlarge and sharpen
"10th Upfront Cumbrian Artists Open Exhibtion"
25th Jan 2011 - 6th Mar 2011
Selected 2D Work by Cumbrian artists. This annual prestigious exhibition is now in it's 10th year and showcases the wealth of artistic talent within the county.
12th Upfront Cumbrian Artists Exhibition
Selected exhibition of 2D and 3D works by Cumbrian artists. This is the 12th year of the exhibition, established by Upfront, to promote the talent of artists living in Cumbria. This is the first year that 3D work has been invited to be part of the exhibition. The provisional selection of work is made from photographic submissions & this new format continues to achieve its aim by enabling a wider selection of entries from across the county - a major consideration as Cumbria has such a widespread geographical area. 180 pieces of work have been selected this year and the images are a selection of some of the prize winning entries.
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