Mark Hearld's Menagerie

Mark Hearld

28 Nov 2020 - 23 Dec 2020

The Gallery is delighted to present Mark Hearld’s Menagerie this December. Mark lives and works in York, but as a graduate of Glasgow School of Art, he is very much at home in The Scottish Gallery, holding his first solo exhibition with us in 2009. Taking inspiration from the natural world, Mark has a particular interest in British flo­ra and fauna, with recurring motifs of the fox and chicken, hedgerow, and songbirds. His paintings, collage, linocuts and designs are drawn from a lifetime of looking at pattern books, popular prints, primitive art, and the poetry of Blake. In this new body of work, created during lockdown, the animal kingdom parades across his artworks transporting us to a story­book countryside where we find the sly fox, strutting cockerel, the moorhen at the water’s edge, the geese on the green at Carnyorth, and fields of Jersey cows in rich Cornish pastures. Accompanying the exhibition will be a publication that contains a special menagerie treasure hunt. There is an original Mark Hearld work to be won, with several runner up prizes for those who work out the letter puzzle!

Please click here to purchase the accompanying catalogue. We have a number of online events taking place in December and you can click here for more information and details on how to book.

Mark Hearld has designed a beautiful linocut invitation to accompany his exhibition. Mark is going to sign and edition 250 copies of this A5 lino cut print and it is available to purchase online here.


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