25 Years on Motcomb St
This Exhibition celebrates 25 years of the Osborne Studio Gallery in Motcomb St. It has been a fascinating period in our 37 year history. I won’t deny that it has been something of a rollercoaster, but the point of this show is not to emphasise the ups and downs of gallery life, but to celebrate the fabulous, fantastic and unbelievably talented artists that we have had the privilege to work with.
It is easy to forget that, whilst we gallery people are often swanning around, artists work day, and in many cases night, in what can be a very solitary existence and without them, we are quite obviously nothing! I consider every one of our esteemed artists to be a friend and I hope that they feel the same. Whilst this is a serious business, life is short; laughter and fun are therefore essential prerequisites, which I think we have had in spades!
I would also like to take this opportunity to thank the remarkably impressive Gallery Managers who have been with us over the past twenty-five years. I cannot believe any other Gallery Director could possibly have been as lucky as I. I hope you will all enjoy the wonderful paintings and sculptures in this celebratory exhibition that showcases, not just the area of Sporting Art in which we specialise, but also the wider field of artistic endeavour that fits perfectly to make up the jigsaw that is the Osborne Studio Gallery.
Geoffrey Hughes, 2023
Nijinsky and Lester Piggot Ride Into the Winners Enclosure, Derby 1970, Jack Lawrence Miller
oil on canvas
82 x 40 cm