The Art of Eric Gaskell  



The National Waterways Museum at Ellesmere Port is playing host to an atmospheric exhibition of linocut art by celebrated canal artist Eric Gaskell.

The show – running until July 31 – features works looking at canal-based images; some created more than once using different colour sets and print techniques. There are also some moody black and white prints.

Eric Gaskell says: “The eddying waters, the still water, the rain-peppered surfaces. The multi-storey, the warehouse, the cottage and the boatyard. The barge, the boat, the lock-gate, the keel and the ropework. All these things and more keep me returning to the canal as a continuing source of inspiration to create figurative and abstract image.”

The official CRT poet laureate, Jo Bell, will be showing a number of her poems alongside Eric Gaskell’s prints.

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