The Minster Gallery: Selected Members Exhibition

Located in the heart of Winchester, Hampshire, facing the Cathedral, The Minster Gallery shows figurative and abstract paintings and sculpture by contemporary British and international artists. As well as a continuously changing display of work by its core artists, the Gallery organises periodic one-man shows, group exhibitions and exhibitions on specific themes. Art in the heart of Winchester!

Private View Friday 23 February 2018 from noon until 3pm and from 6pm until 8.30pm
The Exhibition continues until 23 March 2018 and can be viewed online at www.minstergallery.com
3A Great Minster Street • Winchester • Hampshire SO23 9HA +44 (0) 1962 877 601 • info@minstergallery.com • www.minstergallery.com

The Minster Gallery is delighted to present paintings by the following Members of the Royal Society of British Artists:

MALCOLM ASHMAN RBA ROI RWA
SUSAN BOWER RBA ROI
PETER BROWN NEAC RP Hon.RBA PS ROI
STEPHEN BROWN RBA
SUE CAMPION RBA
FRED CUMING RA NEAC Hon.RBA ROI
MICK DAVIES VPRBA
MEG DUTTON RBA RE
DAVID EUSTACE RBA RSBA
LEWIS HAZELWOOD-HORNER RBA
KEN HOWARD OBE RA PPNEAC Hon.RBA RBSA ROI RWA
JILL LEMAN PRWS RBA
MARTIN LEMAN RBA RWS
ANDREW MARR Hon.RBA
SHANTI PANCHAL Hon.RBA
JOHN SPRAKES RBA ROI
NICK TIDNAM PRBA NEAC
NICHOLAS VERRALL RBA ROI
JOHN C. WILKINSON Sen.RBA
ANTHONY YATES RBA RBSA

Founded in 1823, the Society of British Artists brought together many of the most famous artists of the time. In 1887, under the leadership of James McNeill Whistler, it was granted ‘Royal’ status by Queen Victoria. In the following years, many prominent artists joined, including Walter Sickert, Philip de Laszlo, LS Lowry and Henry Moore.  Among the honorary members were Claude Monet and Alfred Stevens.  Today, honorary members include Royal Academicians such as Ken Howard and Fred Cuming.

The Royal Society of British Artists has become the largest society in the United Kingdom to promote figurative art which, as described by the art critic,  Anthony Lester, “continues to maintain its prestige and excellence for artists and art lovers alike”. In this Exhibition, The Minster Gallery is pleased to highlight the talent as well as the diversity of styles and subjects explored by Members of the RBA.

In addition to professional artists, the RBA recognises individuals who have achieved a high degree of respect and recognition for their artistic work. Distinguished amongst them is the writer and broadcaster,  Andrew Marr.  In his recent book, “A Short Book About Painting”,  Andrew Marr eloquently explains the importance of painting: “Painting is a system of communication with only one message, the sensation of being alive more intensely than normal. (…) For mysteriously, the thought and passion and work that goes into an oil painting can be caught on its dried surface – and then released, time and time again, as energy to the viewer”.

 

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