Gallery – Unseen Works from the Estate of Arthur Berry exhibition

01/10/2016 @ 10:00 am – 12/11/2016 @ 4:00 pm
Foxlowe Arts Centre



Saturday 1 October – Saturday 12 November.

A Collection of Unseen Works from the Estate of Arthur Berry. We are delighted to have secured this major exhibition fresh on the back of the highly successful exhibition: Lowry and Berry Observers of Urban Life at the Potteries Museum and Art Gallery earlier this year. Through the supportive co-operation of Amanda Bromley, proprietor of Burslem’s Barewall Gallery and representative of the Arthur Berry estate, we shall present a very special collection of unseen works for sale.

Amanda Bromley said: “Barewall Gallery in Burslem has been working with the Estate of Arthur Berry for the last four years and is delighted to be working with Foxlowe Arts Centre to bring this very special exhibition to Leek. Berry painted his own unique version of the Potteries and is now considered to be one of the most important industrial landscape artists of the 20th Century British Northern Art School, with collectors all across the UK.  Following the hugely successful show with LS Lowry in 2015/16, we wanted to bring some of that feel to this exhibition alongside his more rarely seen landscapes which have been described as ‘Turneresque’.  We hope that you can make the time to come and see the work by an artist who we believe is a rare genius of many talents and one to watch for any collectors out there.”

Original framed paintings will be displayed in the Gallery, a rolling video will play with Berry talking about his life and work and framed prints will line the landing and staircase. All works will be for sale as well as two 90 minutes DVDs, art catalogues of Berry’s work and postcards.

An expert on the BBC Antiques Roadshow televised in April 2016 described Arthur as an artist who is to the Potteries what The PitMen painters are to Durham or Lowry to Salford.

A former Foxlowe Gallery co-ordinator said: “This exhibition is an exciting partnership Foxlowe has forged with Barewall Gallery, bringing the work of an important twentieth century painter to Leek. His many portraits are dark, honest depictions of people worn down by the grey air of the Potteries, but human, and undoubtedly images arrived at through love.”



The exhibition runs from 1 October to 12 November  at the Foxlowe Gallery, upstairs at the Foxlowe Arts Centre.

Foxlowe Gallery is open Wednesday to Saturday 10am-4pm.

A special preview evening takes place on Friday 30 September at 7pm.