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03 July 2020

Carriage House Art Exhibition 2020 Jul-Aug

Gail Hurst is a Visual Artist and Mixed Media Sculptor, who studied fine art at the Hull School of Art and Design.

After choosing to leave her career of 22 years in education she now works as a freelance artist in the East Riding of Yorkshire. Both her sculpture and paintings have been exhibited in the Feren’s Open, the Hull Minster, Burton Constable Hall Orangery and many venues in Hull.

Her current work, a life size sculpture of Michelangelo won first prize in the Hull Minster Art Competition. Her first Solo Exhibition of her paintings  is to be held at Burton Constable Hall In the Carriage House from 4th July - 23rd August 2020.

Two sculptures ‘Lil’ and the trawler-man ‘Eighteen and Six’ are now showing in the Fishing Heritage Centre, Hull. Gail is also a socially engaged arts practitioner delivering art workshops in the local community.
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