Still Life Exhibited as part of the 2019 Open
The Grundy’s 2019 Open Art Exhibition opened recently and I was delighted to see my Sir Stanley Matthews Still Life painting exhibited alongside so many other brilliant artworks from artists across the Fylde Coast.
This year’s exhibition is described by the gallery as follows:
“Grundy Art Gallery’s Open 2019 celebrates the wealth of creative energy across Blackpool and the Fylde Coast… With a year on year increase in the number of submissions, this year’s Open 2019 looks set to be Grundy Art Gallery’s most popular yet.”
Another Blackpool Artwork
The still life painting was created from life during my residency at the National Football Museum in October last year. Featured in the piece are some incredible Sir Stanley Matthews objects:
- Match worn shirt from the 1953 FA Cup Final
- Match worn boots from the 1953 FA Cup Final
- 1956 Ballon d’Or
My submission continues the local angle as last year’s entry featured a portrait of a Blackpool FC supporter.
I managed to chat with a number of Blackpool fans in Manchester whilst on the Football Museum residency and I’m delighted that the painting is now on display locally for those who wish to see it.
Grundy Art Gallery Opening Times
For those who would like to visit, the Open exhibition runs until the 2nd of March 2019 and the gallery’s opening times are as follows:
Tuesday – Saturday 10am – 5pm (closed to the public on Sundays and Mondays)
If you’re planning a visit then it’s always worth checking the gallery website beforehand.