Artists unveil work at prestigious show

Christine Pybus a piece of work which will be shown with the Fylingdales group of artists' exhibition at the Pannett Gallery''w132008b
Christine Pybus a piece of work which will be shown with the Fylingdales group of artists' exhibition at the Pannett Gallery''w132008b

The prestigious Fylingdales Group of Artists will show case its work at the Pannett Art Gallery from tomorrow in their 81st exhibition.

The exhibition which opened today will feature paintings and art work by around 40 artists, from the North of England and Whitby and district.

Members include Paul Blackwell, Robert Brindley, John Freeman, Niahm Hanlon, Marshal Ould, Christine Pybus and Sandy Tipper-Wolverson.

Assistant curator Grace Parkin said: “It’s always a great exhibition. The Fylingdales Group of Artists are exceptional artists, they exhibit nationally and independently so it is great to have them exhibiting their work all in one place for the exhibition.”

The Fylingdales Group of Artists was formed in June 1925 spurred on by local artist Denton Hawley at his Robin Hood’s Bay studio. Originally it was restricted to 12 members but some years later it was increased to 22, the present number.

Illustrious past members include Dame Ethel Walker ARA, Owen Bowen, Ulric Walmsley, Algernon Newton RA, Roland Hill, Florence Hess, Albert Pile, and Fred Williams. Many of the aforementioned were also associated with the Staithes Group.

The gallery is open from Tuesday to Sunday, 9.30am to 4.30pm.

The exhibition is on until 3 July.