Art in the News

Lovely to see lots of northern artists in the news. I think this is a great photo by York Press​ Photographer of artist Harriet McKenzie, one of the artists taking part in York Open Studios​ this year. I’m looking forward to exploring some of the studios this weekend…http://www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/15231182.Artists_line_up_for_York_Open_Studio_weekends_2017/?ref=rl&lp=5

The overlooked art of Isabel Alexander…

The first major exhibition of work by this overlooked artist, who adopted Yorkshire as her home, opens Mercer Art Gallery this weekend (14 Jan 2017).

The Culture supplement in today’s Yorkshire Post has a great feature on Isabel Alexander (1910-1996), artist and illustrator, who has been described by admirers as ‘the English Georgia O’Keeffe.’ The first major exhibition of work by this overlooked artist, who adopted Yorkshire as her home, opens Mercer Art Gallery this weekend (14 Jan 2017). Alexander trained at the Slade School of Art, London. She travelled widely in Europe and lived for the last 20 years of her life in Yorkshire, where her work attracted a strong following. http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/…/isabel-alexander-creative-…  For a PR / press pack please email pr@janeredfern.co.uk

Vintage gardening techniques are outstanding

Gardener’s delight!

Pleased to see that the industrious folks caring for Ripon’s Workhouse Garden have been given a very special award from the RHS. A lovely photograph in the Northern Echo captures their delight!

http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/local/northyorkshire/14772638.19th_century_workhouse_garden_rated____outstanding___/

photo credit: Richard Doughty / Northern Echo