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Castle Park Arts Centre: Past Times

From: Trebor
Category: Exhibitions
Date: 16 March 2004


Past Times by Spencer J. Derry an art show in Gallery Three which starts Sunday 21st March (afternoon)-1st May 2004

Cheshire artist, Spencer J. Derry, has his ninth solo art show at Castle Park Arts Centre, Frodsham called Past Times which starts Sunday afternoon 21st March. The Show is a collection 12 paintings culled from previous solo exhibitions since 2001. Six of the twelve paintings come from his 2003 art show Escape that was held at The Black Sheep Gallery, Hawarden last February. The six other paintings have been seen in various art shows like Liverpool Academy of Arts since 2001.

Past Times has 12 imaginative landscapes and seascapes inspired by visits to the Welsh mountains and beaches. Spencer has also painted local historic attractions such as Beeston Castle, Peckforton Castle and Hawarden Castle. He works mainly in acrylics on canvas and half of this exhibition is large - the average size being 4ft x 3ft.

Spencer John Derry studied art at West Cheshire College 1990 - he was nominated for the Randolph Caldecott Society Award in 1991. He went on to study Film/Graphic Design at the Hull School of Art 1993 - Hull Short Film Festival screened his film ‘The Asylum’ in 1996.

Spencer has exhibited eight solo art shows since 1998, his most successful at The Liverpool Academy of Arts (see He has also taken part in thirteen group shows including the Annual Open Exhibition at The Black Sheep Gallery in 2000 where he was highly commended for his traditional painting which also won overall public vote.

Spencer is now exhibiting his work on the web and you can see his last solo art show The Blood of the Artist which was held at Chester Gateway Theatre back in October on London’s largest contemporary art website:

Past Times can be viewed until Saturday 1st May.

Tuesday - Saturday and Sunday Afternoon 10am-12.30pm and 2pm-4.30pm

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