New gallery to display region’s artistic talent

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A NEW gallery that will promote Yorkshire’s artistic talents is set to open its doors in Pocklington next week.

Fine art graduate Emma-Jane Whelan, from Nunburnholme, will launch the independent Art and Rose Gallery, on Market Street, with an opening exhibition on Friday, 11 November.

Named after Emma-Jane’s children, Arthur and Rose, the commercial gallery will showcase work from artists across Yorkshire, in particular the East Riding, and will bring together a mix of paintings, sculptures, drawings, ceramics and hand-made jewellery.

Talking about the new venture, Emma-Jane said: “A once in a lifetime opportunity to combine my love of art and the art of selling presented itself over the summer and here I am, three months later, about to open Art and Rose Gallery. It’s been a bit of a whirlwind, but it’s very exciting.”

Featuring the work of seventeen local artists, the opening exhibition includes ceramics from Ellerton-based Jill Ford, pen and ink drawings from Hull artist Fred Kennett, textiles from Kilham ethical artist Corinne Young and pottery from Londesborough’s Tony Wells.

All the work will be original or limited editions, and will be available to buy, both in the gallery and soon online at uk.