18 GALLERIES OCTOBER 2017 When Edinburgh Festival director Frank Dunlop invited me to curate two shows in 1986 and ‘87, I didn't expect to be reprising the act 30 years on. But a decision to celebrate the iconic 1987 ‘Vigorous Imagination’ exhibition jointly at Glasgow's Roger Billcliffe Gallery and Edinburgh's Fine Art Society, required it. The first ever lead show of contemporary Scottish art at the Edinburgh Festival, it filled the National Gallery ofModern Art, was loved by the public, hated by some critics and became a phenomenal success. The 17 young artists, like Braham, Campbell, Colvin, Currie, Howson, Mach, Redfern, Wiszniewski, most from Glasgow, were suddenly in the history books. This time both shows include major new work while Edinburgh also features historic 1987 pictures. Another landmark. C lare Henry THUMB nail Sam Ainsley ‘Lady M’s Cloak’ 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 Fine Art 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 Mike Holcroft: The Road. Until Oct 22. Graphite and oil pastel observational and imaginative drawings. Malcolm Taylor: Beyond The Lines. Until Oct 22. Landscape inspired mixed media paintings. 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 Here and Now. Through Oct. Featuring a vibrant range of work by Contemporary British Artists. *own art Tue–Sat 10–5 t 01457 870410 SHEFFIELD g CUPOLA CONTEMPORARY ART 174–178a Middlewood Road, Sheffield, S Yorks S6 1TD Original 200. Until Oct 14. Every piece is £200 with works available from across all mediums – painting, ceramics, photography, printmaking etc. Mon–Sat 10–6 t 0114 285 2665 t @cupolagallery f cupolacontemporaryart