Opening to the public on 24th July 2021, the gallery is headlining two prominent Scottish artists, Jackie Henderson and Rosanne Barr. The exhibition will showcase the contrast in styles of the two artists and will centre around the common theme of sea. Ending on the 18th of September, the show will run for eight weeks.
Jackie Henderson is known for her signature depictions of enchanting characters and animals in tranquil landscapes. A graduate of Contemporary Art Practice, Henderson finds much of her inspiration from her immediate environment. Having recently relocated to Dunbar, she has found this has affected her creative direction and these developments in her work will prominently feature in the new collection that she has cultivated for this exhibition.
Rosanne Barr, enamoured by the works of Joan Eardley from an early age, developed a strong love for Eardley’s landscapes. Originally adopting an abstract approach to her creation, Barr has introduced more realism into her works over the last decade. This leads us to the overall intent of her paintings, transporting the viewer to the scenes that she holds dearly whilst also allowing space to interpret their locations.
Coast Gallery is an intimate gallery situated in the picturesque seaside town of Dunbar. The gallery showcases contemporary artists from across Scotland who specialise in a wide range of styles and subjects. ‘Daughters of The Sea’ will be the second of four exhibitions in 2021.