Featured Exhibition

Journeys Near and Far Part 1

While the gallery at the Town Hall is currently closed to visitors, we have put together an online exhibition of the work of four artists: ...

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Brian Hindmarch

Brian Hindmarch. Winter - Weston Hall. Drypoint 28 x 38 cm

Brian Hindmarch is a printmaker, designer and teacher. He works from a studio in Ilkley and was a lecturer in Graphic Design at Bradford College, School of Art, for over 20 years, from 1992-2013.

Brian started his professional life as an apprentice commercial artist. He studied full-time at North East London Polytechnic and at St Martin’s School of Art London (Advanced Post Graduate Printmaking).
He has worked as a free-lance graphic designer, print technician and lecturer at a number of universities and colleges in the UK and Ireland. His most recent teaching has been at the Leeds College of Art.
Brian has exhibited his work widely, including with the Royal Academy, the Birmingham Artists Group, and at Cartwright Hall, Bradford. His work regularly features in the Ilkley Art Trail. In recent years exhibitions of his work have been held in the South of France. He applies a wide range of graphic design techniques and processes, including photography, etching, letterpress, lithography, screenprint and relief print. The prints here are based on three specific locations, Scotland, Yorkshire and the South of France.


Weston Park Otley, Yorkshire. Recent projects have included a series of drypoint prints based on the landscape around Weston Park, a country house near Otley North Yorkshire. The site is mainly Elizabethan in date, with 18th and 19th century remodelling. Features include woodland, pasture and a small lake.

Beaulieu-Sur-Mer on the French Riviera.
In conection with Nereus Arts, an organisation based in Beaulieu-Sur-Mer on the French Riviera, Brian produced drawings, paintings and prints to raise awareness of the constant threat to the environment in this part of the coast.

Scotland has provided a rich source of inspiration for a number of years for drypoints and etchings and photography.
In 2003 Colonsay - Elements of an Island: Written by Brian Hindmarch, was published by the publisher: House of Lochar.


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