Staithes Group work on show

Frederick William Jackson NEA RBA 1859 ' 1918 'A Whitby Sail Loft, oils on canvas, 19�'x29�', signed.
Frederick William Jackson NEA RBA 1859 ' 1918 'A Whitby Sail Loft, oils on canvas, 19�'x29�', signed.

Tom and Rosamund Jordan are pleased to be exhibiting again at the Pannett Art Gallery in Whitby, alongside the only comprehensive public exhibition of Staithes Group and Staithes Art Club pictures anywhere in the world.

An outstanding artists’ colony flourished in the parish of Hinderwell-cum-Roxby between the mid 1880s until the start of the First World War, many of those involved coming straight from their training in Paris and Antwerp at the height of the Impressionist movement.

Robert Leslie Howey 1900-1981'The Abbey and Upper Harbour, Whitby, mixed media on paper, 14�'x17�', signed.

Robert Leslie Howey 1900-1981'The Abbey and Upper Harbour, Whitby, mixed media on paper, 14�'x17�', signed.

They brought with them the obsession with capturing light and atmosphere in plein air works using the blunt-ended brushes of their French counterparts.

They also loved to paint the social realist subjects which abounded within the moorland and coast of the Parish. They are now known as The Staithes Group.

The Jordans will also be offering works by Robert Leslie Howey (1900-1981) and Stephen Frank Wasley (1848-1934) for sale.

Together with the Staithes Group these are all artists whose work they have specialised in for the last 38 years. It is unlikely that a greater range of works by them will be found anywhere else.

(Stephen) Frank Wasley 1848-1934 'The Customs House, Dublin, oils on canvas, 17�'x23�', signed.

(Stephen) Frank Wasley 1848-1934 'The Customs House, Dublin, oils on canvas, 17�'x23�', signed.

The exhibition will also include the launch of a booklet by Rosamund on the life and work of Frank Wasley, which includes a large selection of colour reproductions of his work, many of which will also be offered for sale.

The first weekend will be especially challenging for Tom and Rosamund. They divide their time between their home in Eaglescliffe and their cottage in Staithes, close to their daughter and granddaughter.

The opening weekend of their exhibition co-incides with the new Staithes Festival of Arts and Heritage where Rosamund will not only be exhibiting more of their Staithes Group pictures and the collection of Staithes Group Limited Edition Prints which they have published, but will also be lecturing on the Group.

An established NADFAS lecturer on the subject, she will be giving two lavishly illustrated talks on the group, a hugely important part of not just Staithes, but the whole area’s cultural heritage during this event.

The Whitby exhibition runs from Saturday (22 Sep) until Sunday 7 October (excluding Mondays) at the Pannett Art Gallery in Pannett Park and is open from 9.30am till 4pm each day.

The Staithes exhibition opens tonight (Fri 21) 7pm-9pm, continuing tomorrow and Sunday from 11am till 4pm, with lectures at 2pm on both of these days, and is in the village’s Memorial Hall at the top of the village, next to the Catholic Church.

More information is available at www.tbrj.co.uk or 07970 503134