ON ILKLEY MOOR BART’AT
Beyond reports on the arrival of Clarendon Fine Art to Ilkley this autumn and how the famous spa town will soon be home to work from the likes of Damien Hirst, Lowry, Andy Warhol and The Connor Brothers.
Here in Yorkshire we’ve never been short of exciting artistic talent with a wealth of famous names coming from the region.
From David Hockney to Barbara Hepworth and Henry Moore to Joash Woodrow we’ve always been blessed with incredible artists inspired by Yorkshire’s rolling hills, vibrant cities and countless array of breathtaking views.
Now, work from some of these famous names and many more from across the world will be arriving in Ilkley with the opening of a stunning new gallery this October.
Clarendon Fine Art who specialise in modern and contemporary art, will be an exciting arrival to the town and provide a vibrant destination art space which will showcase originals, limited editions and sculptures from an international portfolio of big name artists and emerging talents.
Since they opened their flagship gallery in the heart of Mayfair in 2010, Clarendon has built a reputation as the nation’s most dynamic gallery group offering a rich and multi-disciplinary portfolio of art to seasoned and emerging art collectors.
With more than 80 art galleries across the UK and the official gallery partner of Sky Arts and The Dali Universe, Ilkley will become the latest addition to Clarendon’s growing portfolio and open the door to an exciting new world of art.
With a particular expertise in 20th century works from artists including Picasso, Miro, Warhol and Hockney, and in cutting edge pop, street and experimental art from Europe and the US, the new showroom will be brimming with unique original works.
Highlights of the current portfolio include originals and investment pieces from Mr. Brainwash, Christian Hook and Danielle O’Connor Akiyama, signed limited editions from The Connor Brothers and a broad collection of sculptures for both interior and exterior display.
Located on The Grove in the heart of the town, the new gallery is perfectly situated to bring its unique brand of vibrant and accessible artwork to the local community and CEO Helen Swaby is delighted to be bringing the work of such renowned artists to Ilkley.
She said: “Ilkley is such an iconic Yorkshire town and we are thrilled to be able to bring such an exciting and diverse range of original art to the region and showcase some incredible work.”
Clarendon has forged a unique position amongst the nation’s art galleries over the last 12 years. Offering a more personal and bespoke experience of buying art in a gallery setting where both emotional response and informed dialogue play an important part, Helen says their goal is to bring art to a wider audience and introduce people to new as well as established artists.
While many successful galleries are primarily focused on investment, Clarendon views investment potential as just one of the elements that makes art a valuable asset and they believe it should be bought for enjoyment as much as financial gain.
Helen said: “Since we opened our flagship gallery in Mayfair in 2010, we have been creating inspirational bespoke experiences for every individual, from first time purchaser to established collector.
“By forging strong relationships with our customers based on understanding their personality, lifestyle, passions and tastes, we look forward to exploring the art that speaks to you and discovering those pieces together that will bring you joy now and for years to come.”
It is an ethos that will ensure buying art at Clarendon becomes accessible to all and whether it is for pleasure, investment, or both, the helpful team will be on hand to offer consultations both within the gallery setting and in the homes or workplaces of clients.
The new gallery’s programme of shows and events will begin in October with a mixed exhibition to demonstrate the breadth of the portfolio that Clarendon is bringing to Ilkley. This will include new works from global street art star Mr. Brainwash, alongside some of the 20th century pop art classics that have inspired his eye-catching work.
The new gallery in Ilkley will be located at 26 The Grove.
For more information please visit clarendonfineart.com