Upcoming Exhibitions

Ian Burke

Objects, Family and a Few Raptors

2 – 23 November 2019

Ian Burke was born in Saltburn and was educated in Redcar, Teeside in the North East of England. After studying Fine Art at Newcastle University, he followed his father’s footsteps and worked as a labourer on the North Sea oil rigs for two years before continuing his Fine art studies at Goldsmith’s College, London.

 He now lives on the North York Moors when he is not resident and teaching at Eton College. Many of his images depict the North East coastline and the fishing and agricultural industry which remains at the heart of his northern community.

“Ian has also had the wisdom to keep his subject matter close to home, things known, seen and remembered. The tractors, boats and fishing nets of the seashore and the harvest of the sea itself. The fish, lobsters and crabs. They are transformed into rhythmic images not unlike the pictograms and hieroglyphs of ancient Egyptian and Sumerian art. The prints also often have exuberant colour and humour like the man himself.” Hughie O’Donoghue RA 2017

 Ian is a dedicated and committed teacher of art who takes great pride in nurturing new talent. He has taught in various comprehensive schools throughout the country, as well as at Rugby School and Eton College where he is now Head of Art. He has been a full-time art teacher from 1983 onwards.

Norman Ackroyd CBE RA

Reading the Landscape, 2019 suite of etchings

30 November 2019 – 4 January 2020

Winter Exhibition

Painting, prints & ceramics

30 November 2019 – 4 January 2020

The Winter Exhibition 2019 will be an eclectic mix of paintings, prints and ceramics; serving as a platform to introduce new gallery artists and as a retrospective of past exhibitors.

There are currently no exhibitions programmed, but please get in touch if you'd like to know more about any of our artists, or are interested in attending any of our upcoming exhibitions, at info@zillahbellgallery.co.uk.