Joy For Ever
29 March – 9 June 2019
The whitworth art gallery

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TODAY WE VISITED HARRY OUSEY’S PIECE HANGING IN THE WHITWORTH ART GALLERY AS PART OF THE John Ruskin EXHIBITION.

‘Art is not a competitive sport. Comparing the merits of one work or artist to another is only for the brave. I would, however, venture this - seeing Harry’s work, painted in 1972, at Birdlip in the Costwolds, sit so, so easily amongst such luminous company was thrilling. Sir Edward John Poynter, JMW Turner, Paul Nash - great works spanning centuries with Harry Ousey amongst them. Harry’s work has been recognised as substantial by many and, whilst his profile is much less well known, his inclusion in this exhibition is testament to the continuing relevance and worth of his body of work.’ - Simon Bridges

tHE EXHIBITION

‘Joy For Ever: How to use art to change the world and its price in the market’ 

This exhibition responds to the 200th birthday of artist, art critic and social reformer John Ruskin with a joyful look at how to use art for social change.

Read more here…

www.whitworth.manchester.ac.uk

29 March – 9 June 2019

A word from harry’s niece

‘In a diary, Harry Ousey writes of seeing two paintings when he was a child which “really captured my imagination”, by Constable and J. M.W. Turner giving him much inspiration.

What would Harry have to say now having a watercolour next to a Turner at the Whitworth?!’

- Sue Astles

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OUSEY AT ELEPHANTSTONES

Harry lived at Hill farm in Hayfield from 1947 to 1950 where he began his love affair with landscape..

We have a collection of Harry's work at the gallery. Call in and see the original works, chat about Harry and view the artworks, which are also for sale!

www.harryousey.co.uk

 

ABSTRACTED LANDCAPES, EXHIBITION VIDEO

Elephantstones Gallery has been working closely with Sue and Harry’s work for a few years now.

Last year we curated an exhibition at the Stockport War Memorial Art Gallery with 120+ images of Harry’s work. It was a fantastic event!

Watch the video below!

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