Unseen Works from the Estate of Arthur Berry – Exhibition preview

30/09/2016 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Foxlowe Arts Centre

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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.

You are very welcome to join us for the preview on Friday, 30th September, at 7:00 pm, which will be opened by Joan Walley, former long-serving MP for Stoke-on-Trent North.

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 minute DVDs, 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 that 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 at the Foxlowe Gallery, upstairs at Foxlowe Arts Centre, from 1st October to 12th November, 2016.

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