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Life On The Run. Leeds artist Trever Whetstone showcases a series of poetry and landscapes in mixed media. Trever's landscapes are the culmination of a now itinerant lifestyle. His canvasses, an act of self-served manumission papers, a declaration of freedom in the face of the establishment,  in the face of a world trying to constrict individuality and steamroller into conformity. Themes of light and dark are strong within his work, seen in the black canvasses, shadows of tombstones, the dancing light in the trees, all autobiographical, reflecting his questioning stance, of the system, of life's meaning, of death.. 
Now in retirement and on the road, refusing the routine cushion of home comforts,  these images and poems stand testament to a life lived less customary and a refusal to toe the line. Trever invites you to an evening where culture and human ineptitude collide. Meet the artist 6:30pm - 9:00pm on Friday, 26th October 2018
 
 

Trever Whetstone: Life On The Run

 
Join us on Friday, 26th October 2018, 6:30pm - 9:00pm
to meet the artist Trever Whetstone for an evening of art and poetry
with music from Martha Phillips
and some homemade pies and peas
 
Leeds artist Trever Whetstone showcases a series of poetry and landscapes in mixed media.
Trever's landscapes are the culmination of a now itinerant lifestyle. His canvasses, an act of self-served manumission papers, stand as a declaration of freedom in the face of the establishment, in a world trying to constrict individuality and steamroller into conformity. Themes of light and dark are strong within his work, seen in the black canvasses, shadows of tombstones, the dancing light in the trees, all autobiographical, mirroring his questioning stance, of the system, of life's meaning, of death.. Now in retirement and on the road, refusing the routine cushion of home comforts, these images and poems stand testament to a life lived less customary and a refusal to toe the line.
Trever invites you to an evening where culture and human ineptitude collide.
 
 
Life On The Run landscape series is exhibited for the first time in the gallery space at Besbrode Pianos in Holbeck, Leeds
Original works are available for sale throughout exhibition
 
Event Schedule:
 
6:30pm - Doors open
7:15pm - Trever Whetstone will perform a series of self-penned poems
8:15pm - Martha Phillips will play an acoustic set
 
All Welcome
Free Event
Free Parking in yard off Braithwaite Street
Refreshments and Homemade Pies and Peas Provided
 
No ticket is required for entry, although for catering purposes it would be appreciated if you would let us know you are coming on Eventbrite or on Facebook
 
Trever Whetstone Martha Phillips
 
 
About Trever Whetstone
Trever Whetstone is a Leeds-based artist. He began painting in the early 70ís after serving in The Royal Engineers as a Tank Driver and attended Leeds College of Art in 1979 specialising as a mural painter. In 1975, Trever opened The Breadline Modern Art Gallery in Rodley which provided a platform for Painters, Sculptures and Performance Artists, at a very low cost. Trever's early morning Milk Round helped finance this scheme. Trever played in a Rock Band "The Sunbeams" which toured around the Leeds area in the early 80's. His gift for songwriting is reflected in this exhibition through his poetry. After a diversion into piano restoration and religion, Trever is now retired and tours the country in a camper van with his wife , Pat. Trever's current landscape work in pastel and pen and ink is a record of this life on the road.
 
Previous exhibitions:
1978 Tees-side College of Art
1979 Breadline Gallery, Leeds
1980 Leeds Polytechnic Gallery
1980 Leeds College of Architecture
1980 Lancaster University Gallery
 
 

 
After Opening Night Exhibition is Open Daily:
October 26th - December 31st 2018, Monday to Saturday, 10:00am - 4:00pm
 
Venue: Besbrode Pianos, 39 Holbeck Lane, Leeds, LS11 9UL
Email: info@besbrodepianos.com
Tel: 0113 2448344