Christopher Hall, winner of the Swinton Foundation Prize at the opening of New Lights 2013, has a new exhibition of paintings on show at Swinton Park, Masham.
Entitled Endlichkeit meaning Finiteness – the exhibition can be seen in the newly created exhibition space at the Swinton Park Hotel until June 2014. The paintings explore the way in which the past seems to solidify around us and how things change over a particular period of time. They are concerned with memory, place and power relationships – informed by recollections of travel across Germany, Austria and Slovakia.
The exhibition, installed in what was once the Chapel, is now open to view until June 2014. All works are for sale with sales kindly handled directly by Swinton Park. More details including directions can be found here.
The Swinton Estate
Originally the seat of the Danby family, Swinton is an 18th century country estate set in 200 acres of parkland, lakes and gardens. It was acquired by the Cunliffe-Lister family in 1882 and was the family residence right up until 1980 with Molly, Countess of Swinton, the last member of the family to live there. Unusually the Cunliffe-Lister family bucked the trend when they bought back their ancestral home in May 2000. After extensive refurbishment by Mark (Molly’s great grand-son) and his wife Felicity Cunliffe-Lister (the current Lord and Lady Masham) it was officially opened in 2001 as an internationally-acclaimed and award-winning luxury hotel. Nestled on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales, guests have access to rivers, reservoirs, moorland, dales, and the most beautiful countryside.
For more information on the exhibition see the Swinton Park Hotel website or contact (01765) 680 969.