Easter Weekend at Wightman Gallery

Group exhibition, 15 artists from around the UK
April 5, 2024
Andy Harris - Metal Worker
Andy Harris - Metal Worker
The countdown has begun! Wightman Gallery’s inaugural exhibition ‘Lines’ launches at Compass Courtyard tomorrow, Friday 29th March from 18:30 - 21:00. We very much hope to welcome you and your friends to the private view, over the Easter weekend or throughout the exhibition, which runs until 30th April, 2024.

We are thrilled to announce two further artists will join the ambitious ‘Lines’ exhibition, consisting of fifteen talented artists.
Ex-fisherman and contemporary artist and metal worker, Andrew Harris will be presenting some of his pioneering metal work (part of a commission for celebrity chef Jamie Oliver) in person, for one night only at the private view. Based in South Devon, Andy makes unique sculptures and architectural ironwork inspired by his love of the sea, the natural world and all things mechanical. Raised in rural Norfolk, Andy learnt from and was inspired by the traditional skills of local blacksmiths and completed a metal work apprenticeship after leaving school. After a career in fishing, he began to explore a more creative life, firstly forming sculptures from old gardening and farming tools. In time, Andy relit his forge and began to pursue his art professionally. He will be at The Mixing Shed Cafe at Compass Courtyard tomorrow night only to exhibit his work and discuss commissions.
Egyptian/Italian, London born Amanda Castro is a figurative artist who has lived and worked in Moscow. With over 15 years of experience, Amanda has exhibited locally as part of SOFAP - The Society of Fulham Artists and Potters and has been commissioned to do mainly figurative pieces. After moving to Russia, inspired and influenced by sculptor Vadim Kirillov, she completed commissions for various clients whilst working at schools and libraries - teaching and playing with clay and bringing life to books through workshops. Her work often explores themes of identity and the importance of family and love - “femininity, care and motherly love often feature in my work, but always with strength and boldness in either posture or medium” - Amanda Castro.
Andrew and Amanda and the other thirteen artists exhibiting at ‘Lines’ will be attending the private view tomorrow evening, from 18:30 until 21:00 - Friday 29th March.
On Easter Saturday, Stone Carver and Lettering artist Josephine Crossland will be demonstrating stone carving from 10am, outside the Wightman Gallery in the courtyard. We will also offer ceramic Easter egg painting in the Wightman Studio, where Annabel and Lucy will be there to assist you.
‘Lines’ Opening Times

Friday 29th March - 18:30 - 21:00 - Private View
Saturday 30th March - 10:00 - 15:00
Sunday 31st March - 10:00 - 15:00
Bank Holiday Monday - 10:00 - 15:00

Thereafter, Wightman Gallery and Studio will open Wed - Saturday, 10:00 - 15:00 and the ‘Lines’ exhibition will run up until 30th April, 2024.
During this Easter season, Wightman Gallery along with Compass Courtyard are raising money for Tom’s Trust - the only UK charity that provides psychological support for children with brain tumours and their families. Five percent of all art sold from the ‘Lines’ exhibition will go directly to the incredibly important and unique work Tom’s Trust does. If you are unable to attend the exhibition but would like to donate, please support via our just giving page:

We very much hope to welcome you this weekend, come rain or shine!

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