Alan Cotton Retrospective Exhibition: 'Contours in Colour'
Artist Alan Cotton, who features in Masterclass in the summer issue of The Artist, has a retrospective exhibition opening at the University of Bath on June 30.
The University of Bath has just completed the building of a new Centre for the Arts, which will have a whole range of new arts facilities. The Centre has two theatres, music rooms, dance and drama studios, a restaurant and one large and two smaller galleries for contemporary art. In order to celebrate the opening of this new venture the university has invited Alan Cotton to have the first Summer Exhibition, which will show paintings from collections, spanning the decades since his days as an art student.
John Struthers, the Director of ICIA, (Institute for Contemporary and Interdisciplinary Arts), who has been overseeing the project, said "Alan has been a huge support to the University of Bath in moving our ambitious arts project forward. He is an Honorary Professor of the University and has been involved in fundraising and advocacy for several years. It is fitting therefore that our first annual Summer Exhibition should be the first retrospective of his work."
Contours in Colour will be shown at the University of Bath to be opened on the 30th June by the Earl of Wessex, Chancellor of Bath University and running until the 12th of September 2015. The exhibition will then have a second showing in Exeter at the Royal Albert Memorial Museum opening on the 17th September and running until the 1st November.
There will be a commemorative catalogue, with a Foreword by Dame Professor Glynis Breakwell (Vice Chancellor), and the exhibitions will be supported by lectures and talks. For more detail please visit the website.
Below is Donegal - Above Treloar Bay, 2006, oil on canvas, (91x71cm)