Discover fascinating works by local artists in the environments that inspired them. Gallery 127, housed in the restored historic railway station, now houses multiple gallery spaces.
This month, the gallery is exhibiting an exhibition by Winston Barnett, titled “Eden to Outback“.
The work of Winston Barnett has been exhibited at the Royal Academy London and is held in private collections in the United Kingdom, Spain, Italy, Germany, New Zealand and Australia.
He was born in County Durham in the United Kingdom in the then steel town of Consett in 1935. He has drawn and painted for most of his life, his love of drawing led him to read Architecture at Durham
University graduating in 1959. He went on to establish his award – winning architectural practice in Newcastle -upon-Tyne, specialising in residence architecture. In 1988 he relocated to Sydney Australia to pursuit an
academic career at the University of Technology Sydney as the Head of the School of Architecture until his retirement in 2004.
The work in this exhibition is a collection of drawings, collages, mixed media, oil and water paintings dating from 1974 to the present.
The Eden Men Series: So named after the colliery located in Consett, the coal produced serviced the Consett Iron works, the figured works pay honour to the men and during the Second World War, the women who worked in the mines and Iron Works.
Northumberland Landscapes Series: These landscapes, oil and pen on paper are an interpretation illustrating wild beauty and big skies seen in Northumberland, the most northerly county in England.