Bend In The River exhibits

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TWO EXCELLENT exhibitions are set to run throughout April at Gainsborough’s Bend in the River Art Gallery.

The first is from ambitious young painter Frank Kent from Nottingham, who will show his work at Bend In The River’s two sites – 54 Bridge Street and x-church Ashcroft Road. He is the first Arts Council funded Bend InTheRiver Project.

Over the next year Bend In TheRiver will be staging a total of three Projects from its base in Gainsborough. Each of the artists selected either lives or works within a 40-mile radius of the town (including the cities of Nottingham, Sheffield and Hull), and each is required to fabricate new work in and for the town.

Frank has been working on his new paintings in situ at the two sites for the past month, and on some Thursday evenings he has been joined by members of the Slumgothic Teenage Arts Project – the arts project for 11-18 year olds run by Marcus Hammond at the gallery.

The show is called Visual Delusions and is said to be pushing the practice of painting in 2D to its very limits. The exhibition runs from Saturday 2nd - Saturday 23rd April.

The other exhibition is the concluding phase of the first AS level art project at Queen Elizabeth’s High School, Gainsborough, and a sequel to The Journey is More Important than the Destination Itself - an exhibition that they held to great critical acclaim at the Bend In The River Art Gallery last year.

The Bend In The River Art Gallery is based at 54 Bridge Street, Gainsborough and is open on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 11-4pm.

For more information you can call 01427 628518 or visit www.bendintheriver.co.uk