Richard Thornton: From the Wolds to the Sea
A review of the latest exhibition at the Abbey Walk Art Gallery in Grimsby, Lincolnshire with a great new twist . . .
An hour ago I was in Abbey Walk Gallery and once again it was the place to be!
The latest exhibition is something a little different, sculpture, primarily in stainless steel but there’s an added touch which really appeals to me . . .
The exhibition is not confined to the gallery
You can also see some of Richard Thornton’s really impressive sculptures in Freshney Place Shopping Centre - that’s a touch of genius.
The value of bringing art into such a space means people who would not normally venture into a gallery get a taste of art.
I saw the sculptures there yesterday and it was great to see people stopping, looking and reading the boards, it’s a wonderful idea and it just shows once again how Gill and Elaine at Abbey Walk are really working and pushing the art scene here in Grimsby and bringing real quality and innovation to the town and introducing it to a new audience.
If you see the sculptures in town then why not go to the gallery!?
It’s free, you don’t need to buy anything, it’s far from ’stuffy’ and you’re guaranteed a warm and friendly reception - do give it a go!
The exhibition is certainly impressive, some beautifully crafted sculptures and it was great to see some potential sales going through, it shows you how well the artist’s work was received and also the fact that the gallery is now in a position to sell art right here in Grimsby, often for considerable sums.
We don’t get chance to see sculpture very often so this is certainly an exhibition you should go to if you can. The work is very elegant, extremely impressive and beautifully crafted, once again a serious quality exhibition.
If you do feel stimulated by the sculptures in Freshney Place then why not visit the gallery, you could also check out the other sculptures in and around the town centre and go on the Sculpture Walk I put together a while ago
My thanks to Richard Thornton for a superb exhibition and everybody at Abbey Walk who make it all possible
All the best,