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Gallery 455

Art Classes at Gallery 455.

Gallery 455 is now offering a variety of art classes and sewing classes to keep the creative juices flowing in our community.

Exhibition #11.

July 15 - Aug 27

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ELLY FRASER-WATTS

I’m a 20 year old artist, photographer, and singer currently studying photography at University of Leeds. My photography is mainly documentary based; I try to maintain an emotional connection with my work, getting to know my subject and relating to it in some way. Read More.

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GRAHAM SMILLIE

I have been photographing my life since the early eighties – mostly around the music and political life of Liverpool; it’s exciting and turbulent times. Read More.

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JAZAMIN

I am a multidisciplinary artist whose practice is made up of photography, illustration, film-making, painting, drawing, music, design, organising exhibitions and workshops. I graduated with a degree in Fine Art from Cardiff in 2002 where I also received The Welsh Assembly Award for Fine Art. Read More.

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JOANNE ROBERTS

Joanne Roberts is a portrait and documentary photographer from Liverpool. She is also a musician working in the industry, accompanied by a camera to document her musical journey. Read More.

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KEVIN POWER

I started working life at a camera store in Liverpool developing photographs and went on to work as a freelance photographer in the music industry. Read More.

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NATALIE CURTIS

Natalie Curtis is an emerging artist whose works embody freedom and integrity. Her photographic practice captures magical instances, and her subjects include her friends, landscapes, and notable musical figures. Read More.

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VALERIE WATTS

Liverpool born, art and music have always been in my life.

After studying at Southport College of Art, music took over. My career has been that of a professional classical singer and teacher, singing leading opera roles, alongside private teaching, including the tenor Russell Watson. I have also held roles as a vocal tutor at Edgehill University and for the Southport BTECH Performers Course. Read More.

Exhibition #10.

May 27 - July 2

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JOSEPH ANKRAH

Joseph Neeobeng Ankrah was born in Liverpool in 1942. Joe has been passionate about art since he can remember. At 13 years old he won a school art competition and his photograph and winning piece of art was published in the Liverpool Echo. Read More.

Click the image above to read about Joseph Ankrah’s portrait of Pastor George Daniels Ekarte (founder of the African Churches Mission – 1931-1945)

Click the image above to watch an interview with Joseph Ankrah

Click the image above to see Joseph Ankrah’s portrait of Pastor George Daniels Ekarte (founder of the African Churches Mission – 1931-1945)

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SAVITRI CHIB

I am a British born Indian Artist born in 1968 in Liverpool. My parents came to the U.K in the 1950’s. I love my name and its meaning and this has influenced my paintings of Gods and Goddesses. Read More.

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KEITH POWELL

I have been painting and working with art since I was 8 and always had a pencil or drawing implement in my hand. I attended Stafford CFE where I completed a 2 year foundation and a 3 year drawing and sculpture diploma consecutively. I completed college in 1981 and went into print work as an artist. Read More.

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CHARLIE FRAIS

I am a Liverpool artist, born and bred. My work represents the way I view surroundings and people. I reconstruct and distort my subject matters trying to find beauty, particularly beauty in ugliness. My work is influenced by 20th century movements in terms of colour and composition. Read More.

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VINCENT KELLY

The work I produce is greatly inspired by the History of Art,Travel and Cultural identities. Starting points for this process also take into consideration the aesthetic qualities of Landscape and Figurative traditions in Art and Design. Read More.

Exhibition #9.

April 29th - May 21st 2022

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ALEX REZENDE

In this exhibition, I want to show different phases of my artistry using collage. I am moving from more traditional methods using paper, and mixing these traditional techniques with painting and digital art to explore different textures on canvas and papers. This mixture of techniques expresses my point of view of the reality of the world and my personal feelings and imagination. Read More.

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IAN LAWSON

During the times that I have had an interest in creating artwork, there have been many influences that have lent inspiration. Amongst such are a love of travel, and from previous work environments; these informing some of the ‘surreal’ paintings I have created. . Read More.

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SUZANNE GRACE

I am a visual artist based in South Liverpool and I work mostly from my home studio/gallery. Since studying at Liverpool Art College and UCLAN back in 2012 and volunteering at Liver Sketch Club, I have been creating art and more recently started my own art business Read More.

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WILLIAM DUNCAN

I started my artistic career working as a stage technician/carpenter at various theatres in London. After completing a Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) course, I had the opportunity to teach and travel abroad. I travelled to various countries, and finally settled in São Paulo, Brazil where I taught English for 15 years. Read More.

Exhibition #8.

April 1st - 23rd 2022

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BILLY VITCH

Billy Vitch is a British photographer who lives in Liverpool. He is of mixed heritage, and identifies as Black Caribbean British. Growing up between Southport and Liverpool Billy has been heavily involved in Liverpool’s music scene for more that two decades, throughout his 20s mostly as a musician to becoming a photojournalist in his 30s and continuing into his early 40s. Read More.

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FREIDA MCKITRICK

Freida is an illustrator currently working from Hub Studios, Liverpool. She is inspired by the architecture in and around the City. Read More.

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MICHELLE BURROWS

I was born and raised in Hampshire, England. In 1989 I came to Liverpool and have lived here ever since ( I only came for a bowl of scouse). It is a city rich in history and culture and is full of diverse, open hearted, humorous people. Indeed many of my photographs reflect my love for the city and its people. Read More.

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PAUL GATENBY

It all starts with drawing. It always did for me; it’s the earliest art experience I can remember and it underpins everything I do now which is mostly figure drawing or plein air drawing. Read More.

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STEVE BAYLEY

Steve works from Hub Studios in Cains Brewery Village, Liverpool. He particularly likes to work with inks and acrylics, although he does produce work in pastel, charcoal and watercolour. Most of his paintings are loosely based on places he has visited and his drawings are generally illustrative and fantasy. Steve lives in South Liverpool, is a member of Wirral Society of Arts, and has exhibited in the North West of England. Read More.

Exhibition #7.

March 4th - 26th 2022

Artist Interviews
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A.J ROSE

A.J. Rose came to Liverpool in 1971 when he took up the position of Chief Landscape Architect for the City of Liverpool. He still gets great pleasure from driving around Liverpool seeing the mature trees, green open spaces, and playgrounds created during his time in office. Read More.

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VIVIAN TOZER

Painting, dance, and theatre have been my passions in life and I have been lucky enough to combine all three in my career. I studied fine art at Nottingham Trent University and enjoyed the opportunity to paint for many years in Pembrokeshire. Read More.

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JOSEPH ANKRAH

Joseph Neeobeng Ankrah was born in Liverpool in 1942. Joe has been passionate about art since he can remember. At 13 years old he won a school art competition and his photograph and winning piece of art was published in the Liverpool Echo. Read More.

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VINCENT KELLY

The work I produce is greatly inspired by the History of Art,Travel and Cultural identities. Starting points for this process also take into consideration the aesthetic qualities of Landscape and Figurative traditions in Art and Design. Read More.

Exhibition #6.

With John Minnion

Feb 11th - 26th 2022

Click on the poster on the right for more details.

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JOHN MINNION

John Minnion has been running Dudlow Drawing Board, a local weekly drawing class, since 2013. He has been involved in running Liverpool Life Drawing classes for much longer. John came to life drawing very late, when he was already a well-established illustrator. He thinks would have been a better illustrator if he had come to life drawing sooner. Read More.

Exhibition #5.

With Dudlow Drawing Board

Jan 7th-Feb 5th 2022

This exhibition shows work developed from drawing sessions at Dudlow Drawing Board, a class which has met weekly for nine years providing tuition, with models, in life drawing, figure drawing, portraiture, still life and landscape, for people who can draw but would like to improve. The tutor is retired professional illustrator John Minnion.

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STEVE BAYLEY

Steve works from Hub Studios in Cains Brewery Village, Liverpool. He particularly likes to work with inks and acrylics, although he does produce work in pastel, charcoal and watercolour. Most of his paintings are loosely based on places he has visited and his drawings are generally illustrative and fantasy. Steve lives in South Liverpool, is a member of Wirral Society of Arts, and has exhibited in the North West of England. Read More.

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PETER LEECE

“Having the small community of artists and the expert advice of John has given me the support, motivation and guidance to develop my art. Read More

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NNEKA NUGENT

Nneka is figurative artist and illustrator local to Liverpool. She works on paper using watercolour, gouache, and inks. Read More

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KATHY ARNOLD

I picked up my first paint brush in Sri Lanka in 2016 while trapped in my hotel room due to a very early monsoon. I returned inspired! Read More

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MARIA SHUTTLEWORTH

As a child, I loved drawing and colouring, and art was my favourite subject at primary school. My grammar school managed to crush my creativity, telling me I was ‘not allowed to do art’. Read More

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JANE STOTHARD

I gained a degree in fine art at Hope University in 1996, and I have been attending Dudlow Drawing for eight years now. Read More

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GEORGE JONES

Working in a variety of media including watercolour, pastel, oil, and more recently, digital, I am nominally a self taught artist. Read More

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GAV ROACH

Gav Roach is an artist. Read More

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EVE HOWLETT

Eve has been one of the most regular life models for the Dudlow group since its beginning, and got inspired to switch sides of the paper seven years ago. Read More

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ESTHER COSSLETT

Esther has been attending classes at Dudlow on and off since 2016. She enjoys working in different media, but has especially appreciated the focus on drawing at the classes. Read More

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DAVID GALVANI

David retired from the NHS in 2018. With little previous background in Art, he began attending DDB each Tuesday. Under the careful guidance of John Minnion and his peers, David began to progress his skills. Read More