March 18, 2015

The Pennine Ways Exhibition

The Pennine Ways exhibition in the Dales Countryside Museum in Hawes will run until April 26, 2015.

On show is work by local artists.

Here is Moira Metcalfe with some of her paintings.

Stef Ottevanger's 'Animals with Attitude' are cast in bronzed resin.

Aside from the artwork, other exhibits include this one, recognising the work of the mountain rescue.

Old equipment!

There's lots to learn about the Pennine Way...

... and the challenges it presents.

Alan Watkinson, here on the right with Brian, the exhibition organiser, walked the Pennine Way in 1981 with his son John. Now, at 79, he's still an active walker.

Alan's diary from his 1981 walk is fascinating!

Photos © Brian Alderman Art

February 24, 2015

New Paintings

At the Show £195

Warm Afternoon £295

The Conversation £295

Images © Brian Alderman

February 10, 2015

Promoting 'Pennine Ways'

A novel way to promote the Pennine Ways exhibition! Not long to go.

Photos by Brian Alderman

February 02, 2015

Pennine Ways Exhibition

The Pennine Ways exhibition opens with a Preview Evening on Friday, February 27, at the Dales Countryside Museum in Hawes, Wensleydale. After nearly two years in the planning, this momentous show will run for two months and take in the important date of 24th April when in 1965 the Pennine Way route was completed.

The exhibition consists of agencies, organizations and businesses who are directly concerned with, or closely related to, the people who use the route for recreation or whose land adjoins it or, in the case of agencies, oversee its upkeep and maintenance throughout the year. We look forward to seeing some of the work of the Swaledale Mountain Rescue who are often called into action for injured or lost walkers on the route. Alongside these organizations will be fourteen professional sculptors, photographers and artists who have made it the subject of their work, often a lifetime's study.

We are delighted that the Dales Countryside Museum and the Yorkshire Dales National Park have assisted in this 50th anniversary year of the Pennine Way.

Many will be aware that the Spine of Britain Race (for super-fit runners) has just been completed for this year (2015), and is a race to the finish over the entire length of the Pennine Way through rain, hail and deep snow and ice from Derbyshire to Yetholm on the Scottish Borders through day and night. This year's race was made even more gruelling by the terrible weather conditions endured on the way north by the participants who started in late December. Dozens pulled out in the first few days as gales and rain increased in intensity. However we are thrilled to announce that Matt Neale, Ranger from Hawes, who finished the race in a time of just over 120 hours will be opening the exhibition and no doubt recalling a few of the more juicy moments of his race, when we see him on Friday, February 27.

This is a show not to be missed and our thanks go out to Fiona Rosher, Manager of the Dales Countryside Museum in Hawes, for having the confidence in us to allow this to go ahead. Painters, photographers and sculptors will be offering their work for sale during this exhibition. Here are three examples of my work.

A moments rest  Framed £325

Trekking above Angram  Framed, £295

North of Keld  Framed, £295

Images © Brian Alderman

August 06, 2014

Summer in Burtersett

The excitement of the Tour de France now but a memory, normality has returned to Burtersett.

Local farmers are saying that the hay is the best for many a year!

Visitors to the gallery last week included Euan from Guisborough with his two Border terriers, called Kipper and Haggis! Border terriers are no strangers to the Burtersett Gallery. There's even been one (called Bruce) on the walls, see here!

Photos © Brian Alderman

July 03, 2014

Tour de France Countdown

The Burtersett Gallery is ready for visitors with just two days until the Grand Depart of the Tour de France, see here.

Inside the gallery, cycling is the theme this month.

Cycling fans will find something of interest!

Burtersett village has embraced the event ...

 ... as has the whole of the Dales!

The town of Hawes has been transformed into a hub for the Tour and it's a sea of red and white for the Cote de Buttertubs stage on Saturday.

The roads are as smooth as they've ever been and every drain cover and man-hole has been lifted and repositioned for the race.

All that is needed now is for the weather to be good too!

Recent visitors to the gallery included Alan and Denise Jarvis on their tandem which was manufactured locally in Gargrave by Orbitandems.

Images © Brian Alderman

May 26, 2014

Exhibiting in Leyburn

An old primary school building in Leyburn is now an arts centre, theatre and cinema complex and has a friendly little café. The TOSH website is here.

It is the venue for an exhibition called Plain Air, with a definite Dales theme, all five artists having connections with Wensleydale. The five exhibitors are Bill Oakey, Moira Metcalf, David Tarn, Ann Kerr, and Brian Alderman. 
Another view inside the exhibition.

Some of Brian's new work is on show.

And more.

Dales' characters. 

The exhibition is on every day, and closes on Saturday, June 7, at 4pm.

Images © Brian Alderman