• Language

To build your own Itinerary, click Add to Excursion to add an item to your Itinerary basket.

Already saved an Itinerary?

Scott Tetlow: Emerging Figures Exhibiton


The Whitaker, Haslingden Road, Rawtenstall, Lancashire, BB4 6RE

Tel: 01706 260785

Add Scott Tetlow: Emerging Figures Exhibiton to your Itinerary

Scott Tetlow: Emerging Figures Exhibiton

Rochdale born Artist, Scott Tetlow, will be exhibiting his latest collection of work at the Whitaker Museum and Art Gallery launching with a private viewing on Friday 18th January at 7pm.

In this amazing exhibition Scott explores a new approach to his work, drawing on his studies of the great masters he previously focused on the figure before tending to the background. Here, following his passion, Scott has experimented on manipulating the background until something happens, letting the results unfold and the abstract dictating a figure within.  When asked about this collection, 'Emerging Figures', Scott says, "My goal is for the two, the abstract and the figure, to sit comfortably together, each part of the other. I invite the viewer to get up close, to spend time looking at the detail, to experience the interplay of abstraction and legibility for yourself".

When starting out as a painter Scott was obsessed with the works of Goya and Rembrandt, and the painters of the London School: Auerbach, Freud, Uglow and Bacon. Spending hours in galleries, observing their paintings from different viewpoints. He would stand very close to a picture, studying the ways in which the artist had physically applied the paint, working out which tools or implements had been used, assessing the viscosity of the paints and the speed and weight with which the marks had been applied. In being up close he could see the abstraction; viewing the painting on a minute and detailed level. He would then stand back, watching the transition as abstract marks transformed and cohered into readable figures.
Jackie Williams, Director at The Whitaker, says, "It is a tremendous honour to be able to exhibit Scott's work here at the Whitaker, we have been a fan of his work for many years and it is a great exhibition to commence our exciting new 2019 programme with."

Scott's journey as an artist has not been without its challenges, when in 2006 his much-loved studio burnt down, destroying a decade of his work. Taking a leave of absence from painting it was only in 2011 when Scott moved his family to Verona that he eventually picked up his brushes once again to paint the stunning architecture that eventually rekindled his passion. He returned to England, built a studio in his garden and hasn't stopped painting since.

Opening Times

Sorry, this event has passed


FREE ENTRY. Gallery open Wednesday to Friday.



Follow Us

What's Nearby

What's Nearby

What's Nearby

  1. The Whitaker

    The Whitaker (previously Rossendale Museum & Art Gallery) is set in a beautiful park in...

    0 miles away
  2. Whitaker Park

    Whitaker Park is a large park on the outskirts of Rawtenstall. The facilities available...

    0.07 miles away
  3. Ski Rossendale

    The Northwest's biggest and best outdoor ski slope. Ski Rossendale has 3 slopes that vary...

    0.38 miles away
  1. Rawtenstall Market

    Rawtenstall Market is stress free, smoke free family shopping. Open to serve you and your...

    0.65 miles away
  2. Halo - Panopticon

    Rossendale's Panopticon, 'Halo', is an 18m-diameter steel lattice structure supported on...

    1.04 miles away
  3. Rossendale Golf Club

    Recently renovated meadowland course, offering a real test and plenty of variety; from...

    1.11 miles away
  4. Haslingden Market

    Visit Haslingden Market for a friendly, unique shopping experience you will want to come...

    1.29 miles away
  5. Grip and Go

    The Adrenaline Centre, Rossendale, is exactly that, a centre packed full of adrenaline...

    1.34 miles away
  6. The Boo

    A wonderfully quirky, creative and buzzing family-friendly venue in Waterfoot, Rossendale...

    1.74 miles away
  7. Helmshore Mills Textile Museum

    Nestling side by side in the quiet village of Helmshore in the stunning Rossendale Valley...

    1.77 miles away
  8. Holden Wood Antiques and Decorative Arts Centre

    In the old St Stephens Church, surrounded by beautiful countryside, are over 30 antique...

    1.92 miles away
  9. Cronkshaw Fold Farm

    A traditional West Pennine working hill farm with 16 hectares of land above Helmshore....

    2.32 miles away
  10. Clough Head Visitor Centre

    Take a visit to Clough Head Visitor Centre to find out more about the local landscape,...

    3.3 miles away
  11. Haworth Art Gallery (Tiffany Glass)

    The Haworth Art Gallery is an Edwardian house set in a park with internationally renowned...

    3.74 miles away
  12. Stubbylee Park Off Road Bike Track

    The ‘pump tack’ has been built at Bacup’s Stubbylee Park for mountain bike and BMX riders...

    3.87 miles away
  13. Royal Court Theatre Bacup

    BAODS owns and runs the Royal Court Theatre on Rochdale Road Bacup. The society to put on...

    4.02 miles away
Previous Next

Sign up for e-newsletter

Don't Miss

Don't Miss

Don't Miss

Don't Miss

Don't Miss