DER­WENT GALLERY

Derbyshire Life - - Arts -

Its sit­u­a­tion on Grindle­ford’s Main Road, within easy reach of Der­byshire’s fa­mous ‘edge’ and rock scenery, makes this au­tumn ex­hi­bi­tion a per­fect fit for Der­went Gallery.

En­ti­tled ‘From the Edge’ it high­lights this iconic area of the Dark Peak – around a 12-mile line of al­most con­tin­u­ous grit­stone es­carp­ments that in­cludes Burbage Rocks, Frog­gatt Edge, Cur­bar Edge, Baslow Edge, Birchen Edge and the north­ern­most edge of Stan­age.

The weath­ered land­scape and sea­sonal changes in colour – rang­ing from white cot­ton grass in May through to pur­ple heather – are the in­spi­ra­tion be­hind the paint­ings. Mixed me­dia, acrylics and oils will all form part of the ex­hi­bi­tion and among the notable artists with work in­cluded are Kris­tan Bag­ga­ley, Tim Hul­ley and Gareth Bux­ton. All are renowned for their dra­matic and in­spir­ing paint­ings. Kris­tan Bag­ga­ley, fea­tured be­low, stud­ied Fine Art in Not­ting­ham and Birm­ing­ham be­fore mov­ing back to Sh­effield. His tex­tured paint­ings of the moors and grit­stone edges ex­plore the play of light and shadow over vast dis­tances and his in­ti­mate knowl­edge of the land­scape gives his work an al­most spir­i­tual di­men­sion.

The ex­hi­bi­tion is on show from 29th Septem­ber to 25th Novem­ber and the gallery open­ing hours are Thurs­day to Satur­day, 11am-4pm, Sun­day 1-4pm www.der­went­gallery.com.

‘Sum­mer Af­ter­noon, Stan­age Edge’, part view, by Kris­tan Bag­ga­ley

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