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Ceri Allen returns to stage major exhibition at Castlegate House Gallery

On the wall, Ceri Allen

Renowned and celebrated Cumbrian artist, Ceri Allen, is to be the subject of a major solo exhibition at Castlegate House Gallery, Cockermouth, this April.

The exhibition continues Ceri’s journey, exploring the everyday, including people’s obsession with mobile communication, often isolated in places ostensibly crowded, such as cafes, stations, offices.

Gallery co-director Steve Swallow commented: “Ceri’s work is a fascinating insight into how we all live our lives today; more connected yet arguably more isolated than ever before.”

Ceri Allen was tutored at the prestigious City & Guilds School of Art in London by two greats of the last century, namely Carel Weight and Peter Cocker, the former being David Hockney’s tutor in painting. Having had much success over the years, Ceri has never lost sight of her strong Cumbrian roots, remaining in Carlisle and being an elected and exhibiting member of the Lakes Artists Society. Additionally, Ceri has had several prominent residences including Corpus Christi College, Oxford and the prestigious NCCA Residency at Kronstadt, St Petersburg, Russia.

Ceri’s exhibition will run from April 12th until May 4th 2019.

Castlegate House Gallery is a commercial Gallery specialising in the best of British 20th century and contemporary art. Located in the unspoilt Georgian gem town of Cockermouth, the gallery features internationally renowned artists such as Sheila Fell, Leon Kossoff, Frank Auerbach, Grayson Perry and Norman Cornish amongst many others. The Gallery also aims to demonstrate new and exciting, up and coming young talented artists such as Alex Hain, Jess Pigott, Alice Campbell and Louis Appleby.

With a passion for British ceramics, as well as early Leach and Winchcombe examples, the Gallery exhibits and sells some of the best Studio Pottery in the UK, including the likes of William Plumptre, Jim Malone and Edward Hughes.

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