16 GALLERIES NOVEMBER 2017 Contemporary Scottish painters, unlike their English counterparts, would never seem to have any hang ups about whether they are abstract or figurative painters or whether they are comfortable around colour. They have, of course, a powerful painterly tradition behind them, one that goes back into the late 19th century, Fergusson, Peploe et al, not to mention the cultural ramifications of the ‘auld alliance’ with France, and it seems to give them a huge freedom of manoeuvre. All this is illustrated by the gorgeous landscapes, still lifes and abstracts by John Kingsley currently on show at Doubtfire Gallery . Kingsley may be a Glasgow boy – born, trained at the art school, living and working there, but he paints with a remarkable sense of cosmopolitan exuberance and intense visual enjoyment. N U THUMB nail John Kingsley ‘Strong Shadows, Collioure’ CUMBRIA a ABBOT HALL ART GALLERY Kendal, Cumbria LA9 5AL t 01539 722464 LEEDS b BONHAMS The West Wing, Bowcliffe Hall, Bramham, Leeds, Yorks LS23 6LP Auctioneers. Enquiries: Alison Hayes. t 0113 234 5755 NORTH YORKSHIRE c NUMBER 1 HARROGATE 1 Cambridge Terrace, Harrogate, Yorks HG1 1PN The Joy of Landscape – Anthony Bamber. The translucent qualities of watercolour and the artist’s evident enjoyment of the Yorkshire Dales might account for the great sense of freedom and joie de vivre in these works. by appt t 07932 621261 MAP 6 ENGLAND NORTH M 5 3 M 6 M 6 M 6 5 M 1 M 6 2 M 6 2 A 6 3 1 A 4 6 A 6 6 A 1 7 0 A 1 9 A 6 4 CHESTER WREXHAM LLANGOLLEN LINCO GAINSBOROUGH WHITBY THIRSK SCARBOROUGH DARLINGTON BARNARD CASTLE PENRITH KESWICK LANCASTER HUDDERSFIELD HALIFAX BLACKBURN PRESTON BOLTON YORK KENDAL SADDLEWORTH MACCLESFIELD HARTLEPOOL RIPON WAKEFIELD BRIDLINGTON STAITHES OLDHAM CHORLEY TODMORDEN SEDBERGH ESS-ON-WINDERMERE HARROGATE STOKESLEY DANBY BEVERLEY BUXTON STOKE-ON-TRENT DERBY NOTTINGHAM BRADFORD LEEDS MANCHESTER HULL SHEFFIELD MIDDLESBROUGH DONCASTER IVERPOOL a b c f g d e SETTLE BARTON UPON HUMBER GRIMSBY AD LANCASHIRE d WATER STREET GALLERY 25 Water Street, Todmorden, Lancs OL14 5AB Winter Exhibition: Small Works Open. Nov 2–Jan 31. Affordable art in mixed media by established gallery artists and many new artists. Postcard Art: Open Exhibition. Nov 2–Jan 31. Reworked vintage, new and original works postcard scale. Makers and Crafts – ceramics, glass, jewellery, fibre art, cards, gifts and more. Mon–Sun 9.30–5.30 & by appt, clo Tue t 01706 839714 NORTH LINCOLNSHIRE e THE ROPEWALK Maltkiln Road, Barton upon Humber, N Lincs DN18 5JT OLDHAM – SADDLEWORTH f MILLYARD GALLERY 97 The Square, Uppermill, Saddleworth, Oldham OL3 6BD Autumn Exhibition. Through Nov. New work from contemporary artists including Peter Stanaway and Anthony Ratcliffe (woodcut prints) plus etchings by Angela Whitworth. *own art Tue–Sat 10–5 t 01457 870410 SHEFFIELD g CUPOLA CONTEMPORARY ART 174–178a Middlewood Road, Sheffield, S Yorks S6 1TD Shaeron Caton-Rose: Amid. Until Nov 18. ‘Amid’ is the culmination of work made in response to the artist’s residencies in two different faith communities. “The works in this exhibition demonstrate a marriage of my practice as a printmaker and an installation artist” SCR. Unique Beauty. Nov 25–Jan 6. A selected mixed group exhibition across media. Over 50 artists are represented. Mon–Sat 10–6 t 0114 285 2665 t @cupolagallery f cupolacontemporaryart