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MARGARET UTTLEY


MARGARET UTTLEY The ancient British Peat Moorlands are environments of imperative importance to the well being of sensitive ecosystems and human existence. By the hand of the Human species these unique spaces are now at risk, mainly due to climate change and farming practices. In the last four years Margaret’s work has become more involved with communicating these issues. She has recently been awarded Arts Council Funding to help with her forthcoming exhibition ‘Mor’. The mixed media pieces to be shown at Walker Galleries, Harrogate have been worked in conjunction with this collection. Working with the mixed media enables her to freely experiment and further broaden the mark making process, offering a range of expressive marks with natural fluidity; a telling history of marks grow together, creating a seductive tonal range and textured surface. Their physical execution generates gesture, atmosphere and drama, drawn not only from a familiar, observed and visually sensual experience to a particular landscape, but also truly affected by her own emotive state. Time spent walking in the landscape feeds both her work and mind. 1965 Born: Todmorden, West Yorkshire EDUCATION 1982-84 Art Foundation Course - Percival Whitley College, Halifax 1984-87 Fine Art Degree, Bristol University AWARDS 2015 Grants For Arts, Arts Council England 2015 ‘Mor’ exhibition at Dean Clough & Gallery Oldham FUTURE EXHIBITIONS 2015 Solo Show, ‘Mor’, Crossley Gallery, Dean Clough, Halifax, West Yorkshire Walker Galleries Contemporary Art, Harrogate. June. 2016 Solo Show, ‘Mor’, Gallery Oldham, Oldham Lancashire. SELECTED EXHIBITIONS TO DATE 2014 Linton Court, Settle, North Yorkshire 2013 The Lime Gallery.The Courtyard, Settle, North Yorkshire 2012 The Stewards Gallery, Clitheroe Castle, Lancashire The Lime Gallery, The Courtyard, Settle, North Yorkshire Linton Court, Settle, North Yorkshire 2011 Discerning Eye, The Mall Galleries, London Linton Court Gallery, Settle, North Yorkshire 2010 Art at Hellifield Peel North Yorkshire. Margaret exhibited in and curated a ‘pop up’ exhibition once a year at Hellifield Peel Castle. The Peel was featured on Chanel 4’s Grand Designs and won their Grand Designs Magazine award for Nations Favourite TV Home, 2007. Her drawing of the Peel is shown in the graphics at the start of the programme. 2011 The Lund Gallery, Easingwold, North Yorkshire 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003 The Spiral Gallery, Settle, North Yorkshire.


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Malham Fen

MARGARET UTTLEY

charcoal and graphite 6 x 6 in £300

Shadows on the Fen

MARGARET UTTLEY

charcoal and graphite 6 x 6 in £300

Parrock Stones, Lower Winskill

MARGARET UTTLEY

charcoal and graphite 19 x 19 in £960

Erosion of an Industry

MARGARET UTTLEY

mixed media 13 x 13.5 in £860

Blea, Spring Rainfall

MARGARET UTTLEY

mixed media 13.5 x 12.75 in £860

Blea Winter

MARGARET UTTLEY

12.5 x 12.75 in mixed media £860

In Memory of the Grouse

MARGARET UTTLEY

mixed media 12.5 x 12.75 in £860