Sheffield gallery to showcase two artists in month-long exhibit

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Sheffield-based Cupola Gallery will showcase two amazing artists whose work is inspired from the natural world, in a month-long exhibit beginning next week.

Art enthusiasts can look forward to seeing the works of Glasgow-born Gill Gathercole who is set to bring her vibrant expressive, semi abstract landscape mixed media paintings for display.

Gill, who has lived and worked in Sheffield since 1987, focuses on natural landscape, from the moors and hills of the peaks to the rugged shorelines of the north sea.

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However, her recent paintings have been influenced by the memories of recent holidays in Croatia, as she blends these landscapes with wild vivid colours and gestural marks to balance the abstract with the expressive.

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The gallery said 25 paintings will be on show ranging in size from 15x20cm up to over a metre and her work is up for sale.

Gill said: “The colours in this current series of paintings, started in the preceding months to Covid, seemed to have progressed from a darker, more sombre palette to something brighter, seemingly searching for light and hope.”

Meanwhile, Beca Beeby said she finds her inspiration in the small, beautiful details of the plants, insects and lichen that live in the landscape and her own garden in legend-rich landscape of Gwent.

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The gallery said Beca works in a broad range of disciplines – from casting with wax or metal one day, working with clay or plaster another, or forging steel and welding, to reducing in scale to work in silver and copper, all while planning experiments with electro-etching, vegetables or with mycelium.

Combining her love of Science and Ethnobotany with her skills in making, her work spans the ‘faint, wobbly line between fine art and craft’.

Beca will be bringing cast iron sculpture, ‘vegetable’ jewellery, ceramic barnacle bowls and stoneware morphogenetic forms alongside a small bronze honeycomb bowl and a selection of honeycomb jewellery and her work, is also for sale.

She said: "I hope my work could be thought hewn from the earth; to have grown at the bottom of the sea; emerged from a cucoon or constructed by a society of huge insects.”

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Cupola Gallery Director, Karen Sherwood said: “After such a long time of restrictions to social contact combined with a disconnect from general routines and behaviour, for many, the only connection to ‘normality’ was their interaction with the natural world through walks in the landscape. We therefore felt that we wanted to share the work of artists whose work is so clearly inspired by our most incredible and precious planet.”

Gill’s Land, Sea and Abstraction will be on display on the Long Gallery while Beca’s On Growth and Form will be featured on the Main Gallery.

The exhibit will run from May 15 to June 12, Monday to Saturday, 10am to 6pm.

The Long Gallery is on the first floor and is sadly not accessible to those with significant mobility issues.

For further information or high quality images please call 0114 285 2665 or email [email protected]

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