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A Warm Yorkshire Welcome - The Tour de Yorkshire arrives

Posted by Claudia Jackson-Berettoni on April 27, 2017 (0 Comments)

If you are visiting Yorkshire this weekend for the Tour de Yorkshire you can be assured of a special warm welcome if you train journey's end is #Kirkgatestation  Grand Central Rail, Wakefield.

Infact the whole of Yorkshire along the Tour route is waiting to greet you and the cyclists with land art, bunting and colourful bicycles.We hope you enjoy Yorkshire as much as we do #shareourpassion

The Gallery will be open Saturday and Bank Holiday Monday, closed Sunday 

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May Day Bank Holiday weekend - opening hours

Posted by Claudia Jackson-Berettoni on April 26, 2017 (0 Comments)

This weekend the Tour de Yorkshire will have cyclists sprinting along the roads of Yorkshire through many of our Cities,Towns and Villages over the two day spectacular.

Should you find that you would like to take a vision of  the Yorkshire landscape home with you , then please do call in to the gallery on the Saturday or Bank Holiday Monday.

Unfortunately we shall be closed on the Sunday, although please remember the website is open 24 hours a day and contains all of the prints and limited editions held within the gallery, plus a few exclusives available only on line.   

We look forward to welcoming you

 

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Kirkgate Calling - New Artwork on a train

Posted by Claudia Jackson-Berettoni on April 18, 2017 (0 Comments)

How many times have you looked at a train name plate? The tradition of train naming is as old as the railway and I used to keep a note book of train names and numbers as a young boy , it was exciting and a form of escapism to use your imagination to envisage where the trains were going. It was therefore a great honour when Grand Central Rail asked me to produce artwork for their newest named train 'Kirkgate Calling.'

 From sketching the newly renovated Kirkgate station, Wakefield  I was privy to follow the creative process visiting Procast Foundry , Cleckheaton with the pencil sketch and working with the father and son team in their specialist production from  traditional sand casting to fabrication , a fascinating skilled production.

 Now as the name plate is placed on the Grand Central train and prepares to be formally launched you can see that it is a thoroughly  Yorkshire process with great detail and significance placed on the name, the route and the manufacturing .... so next time you see a name plate on a train be assured that there is a story to match.

 Why Kirkgate Calling?

 If you have visited Kirkgate Station, Wakefield recently, you will see that a lot has changed, not only externally but also within the station. Passengers utilising the underpass between platforms are in for a warm Yorkshire welcome with the sound of a Brass Band playing 'Jerusalem' whilst the white walls have become a contemporary Art Gallery. Paintings by distinguished Yorkshire watercolour artist Ashley Jackson fill the walls from ceiling to floor, bringing the Yorkshire landscape to Wakefield.    

 As Ashley explains “ I have always said that Yorkshire is my mistress, painting the landscape as if they were her contours on the most inhospitable days, through these paintings I hope that others will to share my passion and consider Kirkgate station, Wakefield as a 'Gateway to the Pennines'

 The train naming is the final celebration of Kirkgate station renovation providing not just the people of Wakefield and Yorkshire with a station they can be proud of but also conveying a warm Yorkshire welcome to all those that dismount the train.

 Grand Central Kirkgate Calling

Take a look at the video of the Underpass and station with the link below,

https://youtu.be/WUEGQHtt7Ng

 

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Gallery Opening over Easter Weekend

Posted by Claudia Jackson-Berettoni on April 12, 2017 (0 Comments)

Here's hoping for a pleasant Easter for everyone

Posted by Claudia Jackson-Berettoni on April 04, 2017 (0 Comments)

The gallery will be open over Easter, Good Friday, Saturday, closed Easter Sunday and open Easter Monday, thus if you wish to join me in celebrating the landscapes of Yorkshire do call in.

I shall be here throughout the weekend and look forward to welcoming you. Our closing times might be a little different to the normal 5.00pm so please do call ahead 01484 686460 if you are travelling far so that we know to expect you, thank you.

Should you wish to know more about what is happening at the gallery, myself or be the first to hear about new releases, videos on books please do sign up for our newsletter, we try to keep it current and infrequent to bring you only news we think you might wish to read rather than harrassing you with emails every other day ...so we hope you will enjoy

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What a fantastic celebration of the railway re-opening after a landslide last year.

Steaming a head on the Flying Scotsman.

What a fantastic day for the Settle Carlisle Railway with steam celebrating and heralding its re- opening after a year of hardwork following a landslide.

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Following in Turner's Footsteps - celebrating the Yorkshire landscape

Posted by Claudia Jackson-Berettoni on March 23, 2017 (0 Comments)
Here I am five years ago ...filming with Calendar ITV whilst following in the footsteps of JMW Turner at Kilnsey Crag.

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Mother's Day Magic and Easter Gift Idea

Posted by Claudia Jackson-Berettoni on March 14, 2017 (0 Comments)
Yorkshire tea gift set

A great gift for anyone who is passionate about Yorkshire and the Yorkshire landscape.

Plus its the gift that keeps giving, all items are useable, practical and exclusive to Ashley Jackson Gallery.

Even better is that the gift set combined is a saving of nearly £5.00 on the individually purchased items.

Combined items: Limited edition beaker 'Low Row Swaledale', presentation box set of 6 coasters and an exclusive canvas shopping bag.

Please click on the image to visit the webpage and find out more

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To celebrate World Book day - a gift set

Posted by Claudia Jackson-Berettoni on March 02, 2017 (0 Comments)

We have a Yorkshire Gift, yep hold on to your seat... we have put together 'My Yorkshire Sketchbook' - Ashley's personal intimate sketches and words, with a boxed set of 6 iconic landscapes reproduced on to exclusively produced coasters and finally the newly launched canvas shopping bag.

And no, this is not all, if ordered through the special page on the website these come at a discounted price compared to buying them individually.

Hurry though we only have 25 sets available so do take a look if you think this might be the perfect gift for someone ... or yourself! 

https://www.ashley-jackson.co.uk/collections/coasters/products/gift-set-of-all-things-yorkshire

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Art tuition available for all ages and abilities - free to view

Posted by Claudia Jackson-Berettoni on February 23, 2017 (0 Comments)
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