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‘Burning Belief’ By Anthony Clark A.R.C.A

27 February - 1 May
‘Burning Belief’ featured over 50 paintings, drawings and etchings by the renowned artist Anthony Clark. He has been holding both one-man shows and mixed exhibitions for the last forty years and his work is represented in numerous public and private collections including those of President Carter, Cardinal Hume and L.S. Lowry.

Anthony Clark works primarily in watercolour, integrating gouache and acrylic to achieve brilliant effects. The exhibition focused on work inspired by cathedrals in France and Italy. Every year he spends time in St Remy, in the ‘footsteps of Van Gogh’. 

In his travels he has produced work inspired by Spain, Malta, Crete, Morocco, Sri Lanka and Turkey.

Clark focuses on atmosphere, capturing ‘belief’ whilst juxtaposing this with a strong sense of space to create astonishing paintings. He says ‘the free washes of colour and the tighter forms of the drawing produce tension that creates denser, more icon-like imagery’.

Related Events

Etching Demonstration
Every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday throughout March & April, 
Join renowned artist Anthony Clark for an etching demonstration.

Gallery Talk 
3, 31 March & 21 April, 2.15 

Join renowned artist Anthony Clark to learn more about this exhibition.

The Bowes Museum grounds are open!

Due to the government announcement on Thursday 17 December, that County Durham is to remain in COVID tier 3 restrictions, The Bowes Museum unfortunately will remain closed to all visitors. However, the grounds remain open to visitors from 10.00 - 4.00 daily, and we are currently hosting a woodland fairy trail, two spring trails and outdoor guided tours are available from 29 March 2021.

As we have already been shut for a number of weeks and there is much uncertainty around possible further restrictions, we have decided to use this period to undertake some work in Café Bowes, alongside performing some much-needed structural repairs to the building, notably to the windows. January and February are usually quieter times for the Museum, often due to severe weather, so we believe that this is the best time to carry out such works with the least amount of disruption to our visitors.

We have therefore decided to remain closed for a period of four weeks following any near-future tier 2 announcement from the government, as this will allow us time to deep clean the Museum prior to reopening our doors once again. We will, of course, keep you updated as the guidelines change.

Your ongoing support during these unprecedented times is hugely appreciated and we very much look forward to welcoming you back into the building as early as possible in 2021.

We hope to be able to offer a few COVID-safe outdoor events over the coming months, about which we shall make further announcements as soon as possible.