David Thomas has been busy in 2016, lookout 2017!

Posted by on Friday, November 18, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Following showings at the Royal Portrait Society in London, David has been busy fulfilling watercolour portrait commissions from London to Darlington. (value circa. £5,000) The Northern commission being for Chris Foote-Wood (brother of Victoria Wood). Watercolour portraiture is still relatively rare compared to Oil paintings, but it is certainly becoming more mainstream. I think in part to the popularity of the highly successful TV programme Portrait Artist of the Year! (Which David also entered). Busy times ahead I think! His new book...

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Jo Stockdale’s ANIMAL PARTY Exhibition at PAD STUDIOS, Hull.

Posted by on Wednesday, June 8, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

North Yorkshire Artist Jo and I enjoyed putting together the first appearance in Hull of her wonderfully observed and humorous animal paintings which are featured on her nationally sold range of greetings cards and stationery. Jo is also displaying some of her working studies to show the transition of initial idea to final artwork. The exhibition which runs from 6th-24th June was timed to support the RSPCA’s national animal week (6-12th) when Vicky OGrady, a trustee of the local centre, has ably coordinated a competition of school children’s...

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Ade Bare exhibition now on at the Freedom Centre, Hull. Until 30th July, 2015.

Posted by on Sunday, May 3, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

  Geoff Groome and the team at the Freedom Centre were extremely helpful in working with us to display Ade’s work around the place last week. It’s a great opportunity for local people to get to see Ade’s range of highly original paintings and clay sculptures. You can read more about him here. Together we are looking into the feasibility of a series of workshops to be run over the summer by Ade, to inspire local Adults and Children to feel free to express their own Creative talents. All of Ade’s subjects have a name, a personality and...

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Skyline – Keith Britton Photo Exhibition.

Posted by on Monday, May 19, 2014 in Blog, Events | 0 comments

Our first exhibition of photography, featuring “New views of Hull and the Humber” by Keith Britton will start from 1st-3oth June. The preview will be on 30th May between 5.30 – 8.30pm....

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We’ve had a good chat with Mark Herman!

Posted by on Sunday, March 23, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

A great evening listening to and watching film excerpts from Screenwriter and Director Mark Herman’s career was had by all last Thursday at The 1 Gallery. Many (not to be tweeted) secrets were shared with the attendees about the art and business of filmmaking. Personal moments were also recounted such as listening to Michael Caine on the phone trying to persuade Mark he could do a Rochdale accent for the film Little Voice. Better he remained believable as a retired Cockney talent scout in Scarborough thought Mark, where the film was...

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A Chat with Mark Herman

Posted by on Friday, March 14, 2014 in Blog, Events, Featured | 0 comments

  This will be a rare opportunity to hear from one of the UK’s most accomplished and experienced Screen Writers and Film Directors. Mark Herman will be talking about his life in the Film Industry. With films such as Brassed Off, Little Voice and his most recent film The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (which grossed over £40m at the box office) he has earned an international reputation. Mark was born in Bridlington, trained in London and won an Oscar for his Student Film – “See you at Wembley, Frankie Walsh” which was based in HULL. The...

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Baker Tilly event Prize Draw Winner – John Flanagan!

Posted by on Friday, February 21, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Baker Tilly event Prize Draw Winner – John Flanagan!

On the night of the Baker Tilly event last month The 1 Gallery offered their own prize to opted-in attendees – a framed print of a drawing by me from a Frank Reynolds image. Frank Reynolds (1876 – 1953) is in many peoples opinion one of the finest artist’s engaged in the art of “Cartoon” making ever to appear in Punch, the satirical magazine. His wit and draughtsmanship in capturing the mood of an interlude between Britain’s of the time (1890’s – 1940’s) is in my opinion unrivalled. He was also famous for his illustrations...

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January Creative1 Meetup

Posted by on Monday, January 27, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Want to meet other people interested in making and supporting a creative future in Hull? Then come along and shake some hands and swap some contact numbers on the 29th January. This Months Speakers: [1]  Scott Ashton, CEO of Quintessential, which provides integrated brand & event solutions. Scott has been in project and event management for over 26 years, working with some of the biggest and best companies in the world. Based in Beverley and with offices in East Yorkshire (HO) and Berkshire, Scott will be talking about the role of...

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October Creative1 Meetup.

Posted by on Wednesday, October 23, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

  Just to let you know that the October Creative 1 meetup, organised by The 1 Gallery is on tonight! No speakers this month. Just the opportunity for a 2 Minute Promo of yourself or a Creative Project and a mingle and chat with a diverse group of creative and entrepreneurial people, that might want to work, help or invest in you. Flamenco and Latin American Guitarist Martin Potter will be providing the artistic ambience! Takes place upstairs at McCoys on Princes Dock St. – 6.30 for 7.00pm. Welcome drink and food courtesy of the Wykeland...

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Meg Burkill parks her new collection of bicycle paintings in The 1 Gallery.

Posted by on Sunday, August 11, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

Yorkshire artist Meg Burkill has been painting a lot of bicycles recently. It’s a subject she is finding a lot of satisfaction exploring. “I’ve always been quite fascinated by engineered structures, like electricity pylons and now it seems bikes!” says Meg an ex graphic designer turned full-time professional artist. “It must be something to do with my Father’s influence!” He being Brian Jones, as Chief Engineering Designer for Triumph Motorcycles is famous for the design and development of the classic Triumph Bonneville! “I like the...

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