Drawn In exhibition


Drawn In is an exhibition celebrating 50 years of the Turnpike Gallery, presenting a wide range of drawings and works on paper by artists who have been here before, and pointing towards many years to come of art and culture being made, shared and celebrated with our communities.

This exhibition of 50 art works shares with visitors many examples of drawing’s function. From honing visual motifs for completed artworks, to 'thinking out loud'. There is an intimacy, a directness to the works on show, as well as a variety of media, scale and size. Some pieces embody an unfinished, exploratory process, while others display a refined presentation of ideas.

The exhibition will run from 2nd April to 11th June 2022.

A diverse history

The first exhibition in the Turnpike Gallery showcased sculptures, drawings and prints by Henry Moore. This was closely followed by an exhibition of paintings by L S Lowry in spring 1972. Since then, the gallery has hosted a diverse mix of artists in solo and group exhibitions of painting, sculpture and printmaking, along with textiles, ceramics, photography, video, installation, interactive light shows, concrete poetry, carnival, digital craft, sound works, kinetic toys and more. The gallery has presented international artists through partnerships with high profile galleries and organisations. It has also initiated projects with a local focus, nurturing young creatives to make and present new work and engage with a wide range of people.

Who are the artists?

Artists in the exhibition include:

Drawn In artists
Name of artistName of artistName of artist

Norman Ackroyd

Helen Bendon

Tony Bevan

Andrew Bick

Alan Birch

Halima Cassell

Suki Chan

Louise Clennell

Andee Collard

Vikki Crompton

Layla Curtis

Kate Davies

Norman Dilworth

Amanda Faulkner

Paula Fenwick

Leo Fitzmaurice

Elaine Fox

Jo Gorner

Richard Hamilton

Josef Herman

David Hockney

Richard Hughes

Glenys Johnson

Steffan Jones-Hughes

John Keane

Stewart Kelly

Naomi Kendrick

Richard Kidd

Masakatsu Kondo

Tania Kovats

Amanda Lavery

Hannah Leighton-Boyce

L S Lowry

Susie MacMurray

Theodore Major

Kenneth Martin

Ruth Moilliet

Henry Moore

Jeanette Orrell

Eduardo Paolozzi

Aaron Pearce

Tom Phillips

Jill Randall

Michael Rothenstein

Rebecca Sitar

Ian Stephenson

Claire Weetman

A thank you

We're grateful to the many artists who have responded so positively to being included in this exhibition, and to Flowers Gallery, London; Kirklees Collection: Huddersfield Art Gallery; Collect Art, Lymm; Hales Gallery, London; Parafin, London; The Lowry Collection, Salford and Wigan Council for their generosity in lending artworks.