Exhibition Success

Spring Cottage Pop-Up Gallery would like to congratulate Josh Harrison on the success of his Photography Exhibition, A Snapshot of Yorkshire held on the 14th & 15th October. We have been overwhelmed by the response to the images from the many people who attended at the Weekend. We would like to thank, Pixel to Print Hull, Alma Printers Driffield, Paul Bishop and all our friends and neighbours who helped make the Exhibition such a huge success. In particular a big thanks to Samantha Ullyott of Ullyott Chartered Accountants for her kind and generous sponsorship. We raised £220 for the Rohingya Crisis Appeal. A big thanks to all who kindly donated.

We would be happy to hear from Artists, Photographers and Sculptors who would like our expertise to arrange, hang and promote their work. Contact us at: r


Snapshot Of Yorkshire Exhibition

Spring Cottage pop-up Gallery is delighted to host Josh Harrison's latest exhibition of stunning photographs. We try to provide an economical platform for emerging young Artists and Photographers. We have a few slots left for 2018 and would be happy to entertain requests for talented Artists and Photographers or Sculptors. Please email with some images and details to r.small@talktalk.net


Latest Artists

William Gibbons are proud to introduce three more artists. Bill Barden. His work captures the lifestyle of the coal miners of West Yorkshire. Northern Ireland Artist Brian Stewart who paints landscapes and coastal scenes in a contemporary style, and the well known Yorkshire Artist David Allen. We are delighted to showcase his work. David is an elected member of the Royal Society of Marine Artists. He is also a President and member of the noted Fylingdales Group of Artists.

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Picture Sells At Auction

A Clients picture put through Adams Auctioneers in Dublin by William Gibbons Fine Art made $1100 Euros on the 30th of April..The signed Chalk and Pencil Portrait of Sir Roger Casement the Irish Patriot executed for Treason in London's Pentonville Prison in 1916 was by the much sought after Yorkshire Artist Sir William Rothenstein who was famous for his drawings of famous people and who became President of the Royal Academy. William Gibbons Director Victoria Small expressed delight at the result and said that the private Client was very happy and glad that they had asked William Gibbons to handle the valuation and sale.


Ben Clarke Exhibition

William Gibbons have great pleasure in announcing a new private viewing of new work by one of the UK’s most talented young artists, Ben Clarke. Ben is studying at the Slade school of art. Ben has exhibited in Barcelona, London & New York and this is a rare opportunity to view work by this original and very collectable young artist. His work bridges gaps between notions of high culture and low culture and explores ideas about folk or vernacular art as well as ideas relating to traditional, professionalised painting practice.


Portrait Up For Auction

A rare chalk and Pencil portrait belonging to a William Gibbons client will go for Auction at the famous Irish Auction House Adams in Dublin on April the 30th. The rare portrait is of Sir Roger Casement by Yorkshire Artist Sir William Rothenstein (born in Bradford) who became president of the Royal Academy. Rothenstein was notable for his sketches of famous people.

Sir Roger Casement was hanged for treason in Pentonville Prison in 1916 for landing arms for the Irish Rebellion from a German Submarine. The portrait will be of particular interest to Irish Patriots and fans of Rothensteins work. Please contact Kieran O'Boyle at Adams for further details.


Arctic Photography Private Viewing

William Gibbons Fine Art Ltd hosted "Under Northern Skies"-The first major collection of Arctic Landscape & Wildlife images by Nafferton based Photographer Josh Harrison. The private viewing attended by family, friends and private clients featured work from Josh's trips to Spitsbergen and Iceland.

William Gibbons Director Victoria Small said, "We are delighted with the response to Josh's work and the viewing was highly successful. This kind of event offers aspiring young artists an opportunity to promote and talk about their work". The public can see these photos and new work from another trip this summer at York Theatre Royal from the 14th October to November 25th-Admission free.

"Josh & William Gibbons would like to thank all those who gave to our charity collection at the Arctic Photography Private Viewing. £100 was raised for Women's Aids Charity in Malawi which will enable them to buy their Peanut milling machine and £100 for the World Wildlife Fund".


Arctic Photography Exhibition

Arctic Photography Private Viewing

William Gibbons Announce their next Private View of, Arctic Photography on 23rd Feb 10;30am-4;.00pm, and 24th Feb 11;00am-3;30pm in East Yorkshire, featuring works by local Photographer Josh Harrison & Photographer John Small. Josh Harrison's photography features Polar Bears and other Arctic wildlife and birds as well as Arctic and Scandinavian landscapes. John Small's work features the landscapes and culture of Greenland.


Picture Sell's For £2200

A picture discovered in a Client's Attic made £2200 at Bonhams Knightsbridge sale of Modern British & East Anglian Pictures on the 13th of November. The signed oil painting on canvas was of The Farne Islands from Bamborough Beach painted in 1876 by the much sought after East Anglian Artist John Moore of Ipswich 1820-1902.

William Gibbons Director Victoria Small expressed delight at the result and said that the private Client was very happy and glad that they had asked William Gibbons to handle the valuation and sale.


New Modern Artist Added

New Modern Artist Added

Ben Clarke (b. Ipswich, 1990) is painter and artist based in London. Ben grew up in Ipswich and moved to London in 2009, studying at the Byam Shaw School of Art (2009-10) and at the Slade School of Art (2010-present). Although primarily a painter whose works derive from drawings, Ben is interested in writing, music and community based projects. Earlier this year, Ben completed a series of paintings based on traditional English pub signs as well as a series of peasant-figures in rural landscapes. Ben is currently a student at the New York Studio School of Art in the United States. Ben paints in part of Phillip Guston's old studio. The Directors of William Gibbons Fine Art Ltd have identified Ben Clarke as a rising talent in the Art World and definitely one to follow.