Wendy Levy News:
Artist Ghislaine Howard’s charcoal drawing "Pregnant Self Portrait" is a part of a major new exhibition at The British Museum "Ice Age Art: Arrival of the Modern Mind" showing until 26 May. Described by The British Museum as an exhibition 40,000 years in the making, it presents masterpieces from the last Ice Age, created between 40,000 and 10,000 years ago. Ghislaine’s drawing will be shown in the company of modern works by Henry Moore, Mondrian and Matisse, illustrating the fundamental human desire to make art as a way of understanding ourselves and our place in the world. We will be presenting a solo exhibition of Ghislaine's work 3rd-24th May titled "Poetry, Passion & Painting" in our first floor gallery.
Exhibition of artwork by Coronation Street's Anne Kirkbride.
Man and Bourgainvillea Olive Pot Ojen
Summer Mixed Exhibition artist Michael Ashcroft on BBC 2's 'Show Me the Monet' - watch it here. We have several of his paintings in the gallery currently.
Artist Chris McLoughlin featured in Lancashire Life. Lancashire Life has recently published an article interviewing three Lancashire painters known for their exquisite landscapes painted on the spot including our artist Chris McLoughlin. Read the article here.
Darren Baker's portrait of the Queen unveiled!
Read the article here. The exhibition of Darren's work with Benson Landes will take place at the Wendy J Levy Gallery 9th - 30th November 2011. Please contact the gallery for details.
American art collector, Brian Hanstein, donates Hockney to BHF: Client and friend of the Wendy J Levy Gallery has donated a rare David Hockney etching, from his private collection, to be auctioned at the British Heart Foundation's Ball of Hope on Saturday 24th September 2011. You can read the article here:
Manchester Evening News/South Manchester Reporter article
Tickets for the Ball of Hope are £42.50. There will be a drinks reception, four course meal, entertainment, dancing, auction and raffle. For more information, or to buy tickets, please contact 0121 6615103.
Darren Baker's official portrait of HRH the Queen will be unveiled in September 2011 after much anticipation. As Darren's official representative in the Northwest, the Wendy J Levy gallery is delighted to present an exclusive exhibition of his work, along with sculpture by Benson Landes, in November 2011. You can read more about the exhibition by clicking here. Further details to follow, but be sure to mark your diary for November 2011 for this exceptional event!
Colin Taylor: New Work: Read the fantastic review by Sandra Gibson on 'Nerve' by clicking here.
10th Anniversary Competition - In honour of our 10th anniversary, we will be holding a very special competition over the next five exhibitions. At this first exhibition, everyone will be given a game card with five questions. Each of the exhibitions will hold the answer to one question within the gallery. When you visit the gallery to answer the question, your card will be stamped At the end of the competition, your completed and stamped card will be entered for the chance to win one of ten very special prizes including signed limited edition prints by Liam Spencer and dinner for two at No. 4 Dine & Wine. For additional information, please contact the gallery on 0161 4464880. We look forward to celebrating our tenth year with you!
Sir Peter Blake & Sandra Blow RA - Original Silkscreens: Friday 11th June - Saturday 3rd July The Wendy J Levy Gallery is delighted to present this fantastic exhibition of original silkscreens by British icons Sir Peter Blake and Sandra Blow. You can read more about this exhibition by clicking here. We hope to see you for this exciting opportunity to view and purchase work by two true icons!
The 'Painting for Haiti' raffle has now closed. The painting "Space's Vast Society", by Lisa De Prudhoe, raised over £7,000 for the charity UNICEF who are helping the people of Haiti in the aftermath of their devastating earthquake. Many thanks to everyone who took part in the raffle and donated to this wonderful cause. Many thanks to Lisa De Prudhoe who gave the painting that made this possible. Congratulations to Mr Michael Ross who won the raffle.
Because of her outstanding generosity we are keeping her again as our artist of the month, Lisa De Prudhoe is to be featured in the book El Rostro Atraz de la Obra - Maestros Contemporaneos de America Latina. The book will be a collection of photographs of Latin American Masters. Lisa was photographed by Philippe Arnoux who was flown from New York for the occasion. Lisa will also be participating in the annual art auction for the Museum of Contemporary Art Panama. She will be one of only fifteen in the 'Maestro' category for this year.
Our artist Hideyuki Sobue has been featured by BBC Cumbria. Read the article here.
The book written by Sue Astles about her uncle, the artist Harry Ousey was the entry that won the award of Book Printer of the Year for Northend Creative Print Solutions in the 2009 awards. Hailed as a clear winner in its category, the judging panel described the work of Northend as truly outstanding. The book on Harry Housey is a limited edition of 250, 116pp case-bound books that celebrate the paintings of this renowned abstract artist. The book can be purchased from the Wendy Levy Gallery.
Darren Baker, who has been commissioned to paint the Queen's official portrait to commemorate her 85th birthday in 2011, has a string of accolades to his bow; as well as being the official artist for the Professional Football Association, he has been appointed an official artist for the 2012 Olympic Games. For examples of Darren's work please click here.
Gallery Newspaper, "The Art Observer"
The Art Observer, published by Wendy J Levy Contemporary Art Ltd, is archived here so that you can continue to access the issues whenever you like. The Art Observer online is available in two formats, to cater for both those with broadband and slower modem connections. Please click on whichever format you prefer. Latest edition 9 of the Art Observer now available in the gallery.
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A Colourful Canvas “ Twelve Women Artists in the North West Our latest printed publication, focusing on the lives and work of the artists Cecile Elstein, Debbie Goldsmith, Ghislaine Howard, Michelle Leigh, Sheila Meeks, Julia Midgley, Patricia Niemira, Lisa De Prudhoe, Dawn Rowland, Jenny Ryrie, Frances Seba Smith and Gina Ward, is now available to buy. The specification of the book is as follows:
Liam Spencer - Painting From Life Copies are still available of our very special Subscribers' Edition of one hundred, hardback copies of Liam Spencer - Painting From Life, each numbered and signed by the artist and each containing a specially produced DVD showing an exclusive interview with Liam. The DVD, limited to 100 copies and only supplied with the hardback book, is housed in a pocket featuring a signed limited edition print of a drawing by Liam Spencer. This signed limited edition print is exclusive to the hardback book. This special hardback book, limited to one hundred copies costs £200 per copy and can be purchased from the gallery. Click here to buy. The softback edition, limited to nine hundred copies, without the DVD and the signed limited edition print, has now sold out.
1000 hardback copies: 160pp, Size: 225mm x 170mm portrait shape
50% full colour. Approx. 150 images
150gsm, Hanno Silk Paper Price £35 per copy - you can now buy online in our Prints and Books page
100 copies come signed by all the artists and the authors - available for just £65
Published by Wendy J Levy Contemporary Art Ltd
Written by Judy Rose Msc and Wendy J Levy
Foreword by art historian, Michael Howard.