Blog Week 24

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Our Lowry Drawing in the News

Did you see the BBC North West news at 6.30pm last night?  Those who were lucky enough to catch it will have seen a great four minute feature on some lost recordings of the late L S Lowry made by Angela Bogg after 1967.  The recordings made by Mrs Bogg at Lowry’s home in Mottram have remained unheard and untouched in her loft in Chorlton since they were made in the hope of using them as the basis of a book on the artist.   The book was never produced and Angela’s son has only now released the fascinating insight into the artist in his own words.

In an amazing twist, the BBC feature also includes a short video of Lowry stood sketching at the bottom of some steps in 1957, keenly observed by two children and is a wonderful window into his method of working first hand.  Almost unbelievably, only hours before the footage was aired and in a totally unconnected event, we posted on our website our very latest original Lowry drawing for sale – you guessed it, the very same 1957 original sketch of the Steps!  What an incredible stroke of luck and a tremendous piece of provenance to go with the this exquisite drawing.

The drawing is on show in our Wilmslow Gallery at present so do call in and take a look in person.

l s lowry original sketch


Wilmslow Official Opening Event

Wilmslow AshcroftsThis Thursday evening, 13th June, we will be hosting our official opening for the new Wilmslow Gallery and we would love to share the celebration with both new and existing collectors.  A host of our gallery artists will be joining us including Geoffrey Key, Michael Ashcroft, Carla Raads, Anthony Hunter and Jamie Ashcroft, so we would be thrilled to see you too.

Amazing new works will be on show from many of the artists including a brand new #WHENTOSTOP collection from Michael Ashcroft in a new dynamic style, so it will be an evening not to miss.  If you can make it between 6-8pm on 13th June, please RSVP to



2024 Heskin Exhibitions

We also have some exciting exhibitions and artist appearances booked in at Heskin this year which will kick off at the end of this month on 29th / 30th June with our Contemporary Art weekend.  We will be giving over the gallery for the weekend to our contemporary art stars including The Connor Brothers, Jamie Ashcroft, Craig Alan and Mr Brainwash to name but a few.  Do come along for a glass of Champagne and some contemporary indulgence.

Our artist appearances will come thick and fast after the summer when we will welcome back Todd White in September, the Frogman in October and Barry Hilton in November.  Hopefully the quoted dates will stay the same but if our international artist’s travel plans change, there is a slim chance of some slight movement on days – we will keep you posted.

The Frogman exhibition will also feature a very exclusive owl sculpture release for Hepplestone collectors only.  Those who were lucky to get their hands on our previous exclusive owl releases will know how sought after they now are around the world so don’t hang around upon release.  Full details to follow in the coming weeks.

New in the Galleries…..

Green Tail limited edition Chris chapmanGreen Tail by Pranksy Chris Chapman, Edition of 35, £575
Available to view in Heskin now or Wilmslow by appointment

A Hillside by L S Lowry, Signed Original Lithograph of 75 Copies
Available to view in Wilmslow now or Heskin by appointment

Available to view in Heskin now or Wilmslow by appointment

We hope you have all of these exciting dates in your diary and look forward to seeing you in the gallery soon.