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ANNUAL ARTIST IN RESIDENCE POSITION  –  APPLICATIONS INVITED FOR 2016
Jan26

ANNUAL ARTIST IN RESIDENCE POSITION – APPLICATIONS INVITED FOR 2016

The Sayle Gallery, with support from the Isle of Man Arts Council, is now able to offer an exciting opportunity for our annual Artist In Residence position, for a period of up to 12 months. At the end of the residency, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to exhibit their work in the Island’s leading contemporary art gallery. We are looking for someone who has relevant qualifications and experience in visual arts and who...

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Joseph Urie
Jul25

Joseph Urie

Archival record: The Sayle Gallery “Phantasmagoria” Joseph Urie 10th of April – 14th June 2015 Urie’s work explores the dark er aspects of the human condition, presenting a subjective response to the world’s objective reality. His distinctive use of bold strokes and highly emotive depictions of figures is present throughout the exhibition. Many of his works contain the symbolic use of animals, representing the parts of humanity not...

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Gary Bennett
Nov20

Gary Bennett

Gary Bennett is a contemporary emotive artist, who takes his inspiration from his life’s journey. “The process of art for me was continuously gathering visual information based on what I was exposed to, pre digital recording media, during the time dubbed the “Troubles” which were etched on my mind it followed that I was inspired to produce this body of work. Art with a powerful narrative that runs through a...

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Jelena Benson
May07

Jelena Benson

My current work is influenced by the post-modern Neo-Baroque aesthetic. It involves an enfolded spatial formation; it is also defined by its resistance to having edges to the frame. The baroque style uses opposing pairs of elements: linear and painterly, plane versus recession, closed versus open, unity versus multiplicity, and absolute versus relative clarity. It is the viewer’s active perception and engagement with the work that...

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Andrea Byrne
May07

Andrea Byrne

History of Art BA & MEd. Illustration at Chelsea. Began painting during prolonged illness & five years in hospital. Family artists, include Joseph-Henri Léveille. Working Method, Pen & ink & pencil. Current work “Commedia dell’arte to Ballet Russe” Portraits of dancers in minutely detailed costumes. Costumes dictated much of what movement was possible, making it as important a feature as the individual. Whilst the...

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Simon Buttimore
May07

Simon Buttimore

Outsider art influences artists. Artists influence the main stream. Art must always be a rebellion.

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Svetlana Cameron
May07

Svetlana Cameron

  Svetlana Cameron is a classically trained artist dedicated to the revival of Old Masters’ drawing and painting techniques. She specializes in traditional portraiture and works by commission out of her studio in Braddan. The outstanding quality of Svetlana’s work has been recognized by the Royal Society of Portrait Painters, the Pastel Society UK and the Isle of Man Parliament, and her portraits can be found in private...

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Simon Capelen
May07

Simon Capelen

I work as a sculptor, preferring to work in wood. It is important to me that each piece has its own unique qualities and energies. My work is often inspired by natural forms, such as a broken shell, found on a beach, or a twisted seed pod seen on holiday. I usually “rough out” the basic shape using chainsaws and power tools, before moving on to hand carving with traditional tools. Almost all of my sculpture is designed to be tactile,...

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Bruno Cavellec
May07

Bruno Cavellec

Bruno was born and grew up in Brittany. From 2000, when he moved to England, he started to dedicate himself exclusively to art, using painting as a medium to express his thoughts and emotions with his own rules. Since then, he has been developing his practice as a painter and printmaker and been showing successfully around the country as well as abroad. Currently represented by galleries in the Lake District, Birmingham and London,...

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Margaret Claydon
May07

Margaret Claydon

Born in Alderwasley, Derbyshire – moved to Branston in Lincolnshire and originally trained to be an architect. This was abandoned due to an inability to count bricks and take plumbing seriously. Then I joined the County Hospital pathology/cytology team to view sliced humans at microscopic level. The IOM produced my time in the wilderness, a confused era being a jobbing artist painting everything asked of me. Antique restoration and...

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Anna Clucas
May07

Anna Clucas

I was born in the Isle of Man and graduated from the University of Wolverhampton with a BA Honours degree in Ceramics and Printmaking. Previous to that I attended the Isle of Man College completing an advanced GNVQ in Art and Design, A Levels textiles, Ceramics, Art and Design and studied for one year on the Art and Design Foundation course. When I came back to the Island, I could not afford to set myself up a ceramic studio, and the...

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Julie Collins
May07

Julie Collins

Manx born artist, Julie Collins, works from her studios in the UK and Isle of Man. Her contemporary paintings are created in a series, working with mixed media and handmade papers. In February/March 2011 Julie exhibited two large paintings at the Royal Watercolour Society, Bankside, London and was presented the prestigious Royal Watercolor Society Award. During 2011 her work will also be exhibited at Sarah Wiseman Gallery, Oxford,...

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Colleen Corlett
Sep12

Colleen Corlett

Colleen Corlett is an Isle of Man based Graphic Designer and Artist. QUALIFICATIONS Degree in Graphic Design and Teaching Diploma, University of Brighton Member International Society of Typographical Designers EXHIBITIONS Singer & Freidland The Sayle Gallery (Courtyard Gallery) Liberty of London CLIENTS Isle of Man Post Office Jersey, Guernsey and Alderney Post Offices Gibraltar Post Office Tuvalu and Nauru Post Offices Tynwald...

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Alan Croll
May07

Alan Croll

Since being invited to become a Sayle Gallery Artist in 1998 Alan’s work has been on show in the Gallery in which he has also held a number of shared exhibitions. The structures he sees in Manx towns and villages have strong appeal for him. His preoccupation with their shapes rather than the countryside is reflected in most of his work which is either in pen & wash, watercolours, acrylic or mixed media. In addition he has created...

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Gill Dyer
May07

Gill Dyer

Gill’s work is based on the beautiful and atmospheric Manx scenery, which is a constant source of inspiration. She paints mainly landscapes, coastal views, florals and still life. She paints in a traditional style through to semi-abstracted representations of subjects. Her main media are watercolours and oils. Her approach starts with direct observation, where she can respond to the subject to get a first-hand impression. This...

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Julie Fayle
May07

Julie Fayle

Julie Fayle graduated from the Julia Caprara School of Textile Arts ( Middlesex University ) in 2010. Her work accelerates the ageing process on cloth to create mystery and beauty. It shows the passing of time and stories untold. Fragments of worn cloth hold memories and have emotional presence. Delicate, ethereal surfaces on sculptural form demonstrate connections to garments of the past and the special closeness of hand...

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Myra Gilbert
May07

Myra Gilbert

Experience question and compare our perceptions of the value of an individual’s physical input to the process of making. My work explores implicit visual language of handmade work as a means of self-expression and unconscious communication. Patterns of stitches joining layers of tissue paper are a metaphor for letter forms, text and ultimately the voices of silent makers. Processes of transformation between the 2D and the 3D are...

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Eric Glithero
May07

Eric Glithero

In my first year of training as a conventional painter, the initial and perhaps most significant issues, that I had to learn to understand, have remained central to all my subsequent work. The single most engaging of these matters arises from our perception of the relativity of colour, including its degree of lightness or darkness referred to as value or tonality. To quote Josef Albers “If one is not able to distinguish between a...

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Tracey Harding
May07

Tracey Harding

Born in the Isle of Man and studied an Art Foundation at Isle of Man College under the expert tuition of Norman Sayle RI. Following that I studied for a BA (Hons) in Graphic Design at Kingston Polytechnic, Surrey. After working for many years in London, I returned to the Island to join the design team at The Creative Studio for 10 years until becoming a freelance designer in 1997. I took up painting in 1989 as a hobby when I was given...

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Bryony Harrison
May07

Bryony Harrison

Bryony was born in Norfolk and moved to the Isle of Man when she was fifteen years old after her father retired from the Royal Air Force. She developed her love her love of painting with acrylics whilst at university where she produced large-scale abstract paintings, becoming a fundamental part of her style. Nowadays her usual subject matter is landscapes and seascapes, using bright colours and bold lines to bring joy and vibrancy to...

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Peter Hearsey
May07

Peter Hearsey

I went to Hull College of Art from 1960 -1964 gaining a National Diploma in Design in Illustration and Etching. I worked as a visualiser in London but have now lived in the Isle of Man for over 30 years. I am a member of the Automotive Fine Arts Society in America, specialising in historic automotive subjects, and have been exhibiting in America since 1989. Through this and other exhibitions in Europe my work is now collected...

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Sarah Hendy
May07

Sarah Hendy

Sarah Hendy was the 2012/13 Artist in Residence at the Sayle Gallery.   Visit this artists website – Sarah Hendy Wearable Art  

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Charlotte Jane Henry
May07

Charlotte Jane Henry

Born in Douglas, 1961, the Island continues to be a source for my inspiration, illustrated in my books: ‘Portrait of Mann’ and ‘ACTION MANN!’ Having studied Fine Art, in England, I returned to my native home as a freelance artist. In 1993, my painting was honoured with Best Manx Subject prize, in the Singer and Friedlander Competition. I am married to Shane Lucas, a sculptor. We have two boys, Quentin and Cedric, both artistic! My...

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Jill Hinds
May07

Jill Hinds

Jill Hinds M.A. Sculpture. Royal College of Art. B.A.Hons. (2-1) Painting. Chelsea School of Art. A well qualified practising artist & recent University lecturer, currently tutor on the Open College of Arts B.A.Course. Exhibited in venues in London & Spain. Currently I work as a painter. My inspiration comes from stories in the Bible and from the landscape of the Isle of Man. My drawings & paintings are semi abstract, the...

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Catherine James
May07

Catherine James

Trained:- Kensington Road School of Art, Douglas. Illustrated:- ‘Diary of an Island Glen’ for the earl of Northesk. Illustrated:- ‘Betsy Lee’ for Dolin Kelly. Illustrated and wrote:- ‘Tom’s Magic Blanket’ for Tynwald Mills. London Exhibition:-’Wildflowers of the Isle of Man’, at the Museum of Garden History, St. Mary at Lambeth. Designed:-’Song Bird’ stamps for the Isle of Man Post Office. Exhibition of paintings:-The Erin Art Centre,...

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Andrea Jeavons
May07

Andrea Jeavons

Following graduation from Goldsmith’s, London, Andrea taught Art and Textiles at Douglas High School. In recent years she has had greater opportunity to develop her work as the demands of family have allowed. Her work is diverse and uses mixed media. After drawing and researching from life the theme is developed in watercolour, oil or acrylic. This often leads eventually to a sequence of work on a single theme. The inspiration usually...

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Waveney Jenkins
May07

Waveney Jenkins

I have always been a little schizophrenic – on one hand loving to accurately depict every facet and angle of a person – or animal or bird’s, face and personality – but at the same time being even more interested in creating a flow of movement drawn from the life within the subject. Movement within the body, as in dancers, martial arts or swimming otters,.. flying birds; movement through use of techniques and surface detailing;...

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Manos Kalamenios
May07

Manos Kalamenios

I have always wanted to use objects and materials to their maximum potential and I never want to waste anything. I recycle as much as I can but without compromising the quality finish. I will always try to use unconventional materials in an unusual way or try to push the boundaries of each material, and stretch its potential to the next level. By doing this I always find something new which make me want to try more and more. I try to...

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Tony Kennan
Oct25

Tony Kennan

Metaphysical refers to that which is beyond the physical facade. It is the oneness, the interconnectedness, The Universe we don’t see ……but feel.

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Meriel Lloyd
May07

Meriel Lloyd

“Animals have for as long as I can remember been the central theme to my paintings. Domestic animals, those that share our lives and homes, are my particular passion. Familiar they may be, mundane they are not. Anyone who has truly shared their lives with an animal knows this. To try to bring to life and capture the spirit of an animal through the medium of paint, and then to see in the face of the owner that I have achieved this in...

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David Maddrell
May07

David Maddrell

David is predominately known for his painting and prints which are frequently inspired by the dramatic land and seascapes of the Island. He has always enjoyed working in a wide variety of media including pastels, oils, acrylics, digital painting, etching, screen-printing and monotyping. David has combined his printing and collage skills to produce highly decorative hand bound Artist’s books. He has also produced sculptural work using...

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Jeremy Paul
May07

Jeremy Paul

The accurate portrayal of wildlife in its environment is the essence of the art of Jeremy Paul, an artist whose work is shown in leading galleries. His wildlife paintings are increasingly sought after and are now in collections in the UK, Middle East and North America where he has also exhibited four times in the prestigious ‘Birds in Art’. He has travelled extensively in India, Africa, North America and most recently, Antarctica and...

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Cas Powles
May07

Cas Powles

My work has become a multimedia exploration of the imagination, a cycle of work with one piece feeding on the previous. Start with drawing, from this ideas emerge and fresh drawings of the imagination related to things found and experienced begin. I create bird bone figures clad in fabric and placed in glass boxes, these now become the starting point. Draw them as costumes for fantasy ballet and opera and then place in larger drawings...

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Chris Powles
May07

Chris Powles

At present I aim to convey the Manx landscape’s underlying mystical and haunting qualities, the enduring elements within the landscape through the passing of time, rather than a fleeting impression. The landscape is the starting point for my mind to interpret, realism is not the end in itself. In some there is implied imagery within the landscape that might morph into other forms depending on the viewer’s interpretation. Composition,...

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Rosi Robinson
May07

Rosi Robinson

Body and Soul; the human condition comprising of mortality and spirituality – all a part of life’s journey. This is what holds a fascination for me as an artist. How can the concepts of decay, fragility, strength and brokenness be explored in meaningful ways? …….. and through it all, a search for beauty, often found in the most unexpected of places. The world in which we live shares a similar vulnerability and both are often...

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Liana Rosa
May07

Liana Rosa

Liana was born in 1985, and is based in Laxey. A self-taught artist, Liana started painting in 2009, after moving to the Isle of Man. Focussed primarily on individual & group portraiture, she aims at a classical and realistic representation, seeking to capture the living, breathing essence of the individual. Liana believes that her perception of character was greatly sharpened by her experiences growing up during the civil wars in...

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Eileen Schaer
May07

Eileen Schaer

Eileen Schaer is an artist with an original poetic vision. Her work reveals the art of a lucid imagination which has been crafted over many years of practice. She regards the characters that appear in her paintings as being from an ongoing story that imaginatively unwinds mysterious dramas. Her paintings are inspired by everyday life with a love of nature particularly of the Isle of Man and its Celtic mystique being her main source of...

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Brigid Stowell
May07

Brigid Stowell

I am a self taught Manx painter. My subject is the visual world around us, the towns and landscape in which we live. I aim to translate what I see into exciting paintings full of colour and distinctive marks which hopefully will instil in the viewer a feeling of the place. I am driven by a love of paint and a passion for colour, especially finding colour and teasing it out from unexpected places. Painting for me is a way of looking...

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Hazel Walsh
May07

Hazel Walsh

Hazel Walsh was the 2011/12 Sayle Gallery Artist in Residence during which time she completed the project ‘Mann, Abandoned’. The project focused on photographing derelict and abandoned sites around the Isle of Man and resulted in an exhibition, book and website, www.mannabandoned.co.uk. Visit this artists website – www.hazelwalsh.co.uk...

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