Jed’s review of Haworth art gallery

Review of the open exhibition in October at Haworth art gallery 

Jed’s review of Haworth art gallery

What was the title of the exhibition/show?
Haworth Art Gallery - Open Art Exhibition

Why did you choose to attend this exhibition/show?
It was a competition to see which amateur artist would win from a big collection. Our home education group arranged it so we could see how good amateur artists in the area were and it was quite close by.

What did you see?
I saw paintings drawn by amateur artists. The museum was holding a competition where you enter three pieces of art. The art gallery chose which ones got to display theirs. The winner got to have a whole room just to display their art.

Who were the artists and what do they create?
The artist’s were a number of people from the local area who had been painting for a while but not professionally.

What were your first impressions?
Some of the art was good but some of it was bad. It inspired me to try out new things as some of the art I hadn’t seen before. It was a very calm place and quiet. It looked a bit old fashioned inside but very nice.

Did you find anything particularly interesting to your personally?  
I liked the pieces by Craig Jones as it looked very simple but probably hard if you tried it yourself.
I also liked the work by Gill Fox - the art looked very realistic and very cool plus I liked the leopard.
There was some stuff I wasn’t so keen on, mostly the weird shapes that looks more like maths stuff.

What did you learn? Did it make you think about any art form differently?
I learnt about what an art gallery is. Before I went I thought it would be more fancy! I thought the pictures wouldn’t be that good but they were. It made me think that there was a lot of art that I had never seen before. Some of it I want to try myself. I learnt that some were really good but that not all of them are. My friends all like different things too which shows how it can be down to what each person likes. It made me think I could try it myself. Whilst we were there we were able to try the watercolours with Catherine Lansdale. That was good. I drew a cartoon person with a painted background. I learnt that it was harder than I thought. It was hard but I managed it.
We also met Steve Crowther the artist who worked at the gallery’s studio. He taught us that you have to work at your art. He said he does two paintings a day but practising his art has made him much better. When people say he’s lucky to be drawing all day he says it isn’t luck, he works hard to be good at the skills. I would like to get better.

Did you enjoy the experience overall? Why?
Yes it was good fun. We didn’t leave till 3pm and had arrived at 11am! We were tied up with our work

Header Image Credit: Jed at haworth

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  • Susanna Kinloch

    On 7 November 2018, 10:39 Susanna Kinloch commented:

    Great review! Really interesting.

  • Bee Snellen

    On 7 November 2018, 15:42 Bee Snellen Voice Team commented:

    It sounds like you had fun! You mention that you tried watercolours. Were there other art forms you were able to experience with? Did you learn anything new?

  • Mia M

    On 8 November 2018, 16:18 Mia M commented:

    It sounds very interesting!

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