In February I will be showing work in a new exhibition not far from home. I will post further details as soon as this is permitted. Watch this space!
The Football Art Prize is a new open exhibition opportunity for artists worldwide, created to coincide with the 2022 World Cup by Touchstones, Rochdale, with generous support from Arts Council England, to celebrate art and football.
The Football Art Prize Exhibition, which features two of my paintings, has now completed its run at the Millenium Galleries in Sheffield and is now on its way to Sunderland. It will be at the Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens from Saturday 19th November until Saturday 11th March, 2023.
The two paintings I had selected are “Sunday Morning” and “Changing Rooms”.
“Sunday morning” is set close to Auntie Audrey’s old house in Ravensthorpe. I have painted the garages many times, but in this one I included a football match being played in the fields behind. It reminds me very much of the fields we used to play on as kids, and how on Sunday mornings we had to leave the pitch so that blokes from local teams could play their matches. I first exhibited this painting in the Lynn Painter Stainers Prize Exhibition at the Mall Galleries back in 2013.
“Changing rooms” is a very simple painting of the changing rooms at Marsden FC and is one of a series of paintings I did in Marsden back in 2017. A series of objects in the foreground are references to an incident which happened many years ago, not in Marsden I should add, involving a friend who happened to be a referee. I will say no more!
Tony Noble, January 2023.
Happy New Year, everyone! Hope you all had a lovely Christmas break, and that you have a happy, healthy, peaceful and rewarding new year. Here’s my news update to let you know what’s been going on here over the past few weeks.
At the end of last year, due to problems relating to the energy crisis, I had to move studio after a wonderful 14 years in my last one. I really didn’t want to leave Redbrick and was thankful when the management and directors here agreed to find me an alternative space. After weeks of hard graft and great support from good friends I was pleased to meet my deadline of being in before Christmas, completing the move on 20th December. I’m now settled here and I’m loving it! Below are a series of photos showing how the new studio progressed.
Last summer I had the good fortune to be invited to paint a local farm. I was very familiar with the location, having run and walked over the farmland regularly over the past 40 years! The work was delivered last summer, but I forgot to post images on the website. Last weekend, chatting with the farmer and his wife, they asked me why I hadn’t yet put any photos of their painting on the website. So, with apologies for the delay, here they are.
Barleyfields Farm detail 2
Barleyfields Farm detail 3
Barleyfields Farm detail 1
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