Roundhay Artists Open Studios

St Edmund's Church, Roundhay, LS8
Over 20 artists living in Roundhay invite you in for 2 days this weekend during the annual Roundhay Artists Opens Studios event.

I’m one of three artists who will be showing our work at St Edmund’s Church, Lidgett Park Road, LS8 1JN.

Open: Sunday 30th April 1pm – 5pm
Monday 1st May 11am – 5pm

Wheelchair accessible.

Download the art trail map here.

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And Did Those Feet

Jerusalem, St Edmunds, LeedsThis is the View From Birkrigg Common. It’s hanging in a group show in Leeds called And Did Those Feet, an exhibition exploring William Blake’s poem, Jerusalem.

The inspiration for the picture came in March this year when I visited Birkrigg Common, Ulverston, Cumbria, and was struck by the panorama visible from the triangulation point.

Since then I have painted it several times, usually as a series of 4 interlocking images, that to me represent many of the elements of Blake’s Jerusalem:

View From Birkrigg Common I

1. England’s mountains green are there – the fells of the Lake District.

View From Birkrigg Common II

2. Ancient times have left traces such as the Bronze Age stone circle.

View From Birkrigg Common III

3. The pleasant pastures of Bardsea, with their sheep and lambs, look down on the purple sands of Morecambe Bay at low tide, and the island where monks built a holy chapel in the 14th Century.

View From Birkrigg Common IV

4. Here can be seen more clouded hills, and at the far right of the painting, Heysham nuclear power station – our latest version of a satanic mill.

The exhibition runs until 24th May 2016 at St Edmund’s Church, Lidgett Park Road, Leeds LS8 1JN. I’ll be there on Sunday 22nd May, 11:30am – 1pm, if you’d like to say hello and see my longest painting yet – it’s 10 feet wide.

Chapel Allerton Arts Trail 2015

Chapel Allerton Arts Trail 2015 is underway! A good opportunity to see art work by local artists in your area!

I have 4 paintings at The Mustard Pot on Stainbeck Lane, LS7. You can also see work by James Bywood and Amanda Burton. The Mustard Pot is a friendly venue with a lovely garden, tea and coffee, real ale and award-winning food – not to mention the award winning artists…

The Arts Trail has been organised by Inkwell and is on until 12th September.

Chapel Allerton Arts Trail 2015 at The Mustard Pot

 

25 Paintings – The Old Grammar School Gallery

Current exhibition in Otley by artist Jo Dunn - 25 Paintings - The Old Grammar School, Manor Square, Otley LS21 3AY

Jo Dunn – 25 Paintings at The Old Grammar School Gallery, Otley LS21

This month I’m exhibiting my recent paintings at TOGS Gallery in the market town of Otley, West Yorkshire. The show runs until 29th May 2015 and the official opening is tomorrow night, Friday 15th May, 5-9pm. I’m looking forward to it… All welcome and refreshments will be provided.

The Old Grammar School Gallery, Manor Square, Otley, LS21 3AY – map here
Open Mon-Sat, 10am-5pm.

Links:
Jo Dunn at TOGS
‘Introducing… Jo Dunn’ (Recent interview from Stations of the Cross, St Edmund’s Church, LS8)

Roundhay & Oakwood Festival 2014

Preston at Oakwood
Stew and Oyster, Oakwood
The Roundhay & Oakwood Festival 2014 is on!

Come and see 50 works of art by local artists on display this week at Preston and Stew & Oyster bars in Oakwood, Leeds 8.

No beer purchase necessary, just walk in during opening hours. All are welcome. Feel free to lean over the punters and admire the pictures – they are expecting you.

Official Opening Event –  Saturday 1st November 2014, 6-8pm, in the bars. Meet the artists and have a chat. Map and location.

Roundhay & Oakwood Festival  2014

Seven at Night – Exhibition

Seven Arts

Seven Arts, Harrogate Road, Leeds 7

Seven Arts in Leeds is a social enterprise and famous for putting on exclusive and high calibre gigs – jazz, blues, world, comedy, indy and more. Every month there is a new exhibition of artwork in the space. I’m pleased to be showing here again with a special pick of my recent paintings.

My new exhibition at Seven runs from 1st-31st October 2014. The official opening is on Wednesday 15th October, 6-8pm. Everyone is welcome and refreshments will be provided.

See you there if you can make it!

Chilling with beer and sketchbookBack Garden, ink drawing

A show at Bono Art Gallery

Bono Art Gallery, Otley - Sept 2014

Today is the opening of a new exhibition of my paintings at Bono Art Gallery in Otley. This is my largest show to date – 60 paintings – and I urge everyone who is able to come and see it.

Bono Art Gallery, 7a Courthouse Street, Otley, LS21 3AN
13th-23rd September 2014
Preview Saturday 13th September 2014, 6-9pm
Location and map

Reviews:
Jo Dunn – Biography – by David Veron, 2014

Bono Art Gallery is closing these premises at the end of the month. A new location is hopefully just around the corner. You are invited to come to this last preview – and visit in the next week – to show your support and thanks to Roberto Bono for all the great art that has passed through Otley in the last two years.

The show goes on…

Chapel Allerton Art Trail 2014

The Three Hulats, Harrogate Road, Leeds

The Three Hulats, Harrogate Road, LS7

Being local, I am honoured to have my paintings on show at The Three Hulats for the next two weeks as part of the Chapel Allerton Art Trail 2014, organised by Inkwell and Chapel Allerton Arts Festival. My pictures are in the darts room, so be careful. Lots of local artists are getting exposure during festival week. Download a map here.

The Offical Opening of the event happens on Tuesday 26th August, 6-9pm. Follow the art trail along the 18 locations on Harrogate Road from Inkwell to Further North Bar (about half a mile). Everyone is welcome!

There’s an Art Trail Artists’ Talk on Thursday 28th August, 6-8pm at Inkwell. I’ll be taking part, along with fellow artists Nick Claiden, Helen Dryden and Fred Pepper.

Paintings at Bono Art Gallery

This is Bono Art Gallery, a contemporary fine art gallery in Otley and a new venue for my work. I’m happy to say that since the start of this year, Bono is selling my paintings. Other artists’ work you can browse and buy here include David Veron, German DiezMichael John GriffithsMoff SkellingtonRoberto Bono and Shane Green.

Bono Art Gallery opened in February 2013. It’s a friendly place which has developed into a hub of creative activity on several levels. Artists have set up their easels and paint in the gallery space. Life drawing, art tuition, portraits and commissions are available. Children and adults meet on winter afternoons to play chess. Live art events and talks by international artists also take place – the next one is on Saturday 1st March 2014. I get the feeling Bono’s aim is to bring art to the people – and it’s working… a visit to Bono’s is a life-enhancing experience.

Pictures at an exhibition

To coincide with the current exhibition of my new paintings at Otley Courthouse, here’s a look at where and how some of it happened.

The exhibition has been extended from 6th – 11th January 2014, open Mon-Sat, 10am-4pm. (N.B. closed for the holidays between 21st Dec and 5th Jan). The preview event is Sunday 8th December, 6-8pm, and everybody is welcome. Click here for more information.