Peter Yates: Painting 1939-1980

Peter Yates Alphabetical Chicken
Hatton Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne

10 Jan - 09 May 15
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Outgate Inn, Elver Nets : New Peter Yates Prints

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Outgate Inn, Peter Yates (1959)

'India ink; gouache and watercolour on paper, 1959. This is a study of a Lake District barn - the colours, textures and the materials used in its construction. We have the white of the limestone finish; the black of the local granite and the green of Honister Slate. Anybody who knows the area, its beauty and the buildings which are formed from its materials, will applaud the sympathy with which Yates captures this representative Lake District barn'

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Bookroom Art Press announces Peter Yates Prints

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Cod and Lobster Pots, Peter Yates (1955)

The Bookroom Art Press announces the immediate availability of limited edition, numbered Peter Yates Giclée Art Prints.

‘This boy can see things’ Le Corbusier said of Peter Yates. ‘To see’ is an artist’s starting point; to translate that vision into both three dimensional space and two dimensional representation, into both buildings and paintings, was Yates’ life-long concern, both as architect and as painter.
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Come and See - Michael Chaplin

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Come and See - The Beguiling Story of the Tyneside Cinema by Michael Chaplin is launched to celebrate 75 years of the Tyneside Cinema. It unearths some Peter Yates stories of old, both from his time painting the ‘Light and Shadows’ Mural in the Tyneside Cinema’s Electra Theatre in 1976 and from his post war Paris experiences meeting Georges Braque and Le Corbusier among others.
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Peter Yates 2011 Calendar for Open-City Charity

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Following this year’s Peter Yates British Landscapes Exhibition, Margaret Howell has produced a Peter Yates 2011 Calendar, the proceeds of which go to the Open-City Charity.
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Peter Yates Exhibition at Margaret Howell - April 15

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'Processions of Shells' Mural by Peter Yates

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On popping into Beacon House in Whitley Bay, I was surprised and delighted to see the Peter Yates “Processions of Shells” mural still intact and in great condition after almost 50 years !

They have clearly been cherished and decorated around with great care ever since they were painted in 1959.

4.3.2009 : UPDATE ... I am sad to report that after 50 years, the "Shells" Mural has sadly been lost to the evils of Magnolia emulsion.
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Lost Peter Yates Murals Uncovered

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Just as Beacon House boxes in their
Peter Yates ‘Shells’ mural, two Peter Yates murals are rediscovered in a Ryder and Yates house in Cumbria. The new owners of Harlequin House, as it was known when built have restored the murals to their 1960’s condition.
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Peter Yates Murals

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A collection of images of Peter Yates murals that I’ve amassed through the years
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Peter Yates' Bevin Court Mural

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Peter Yates' Tyneside Cinema Mural: Photographs

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Light and Shadows on the Wall; Improving Amusements by Peter Yates
Photographs detailing the recently conserved Peter Yates mural at the Tyneside Cinema
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'Cinema's Classic Pictures see the Light'

Article, David Whetstone, Newcastle Journal, December 15th, 2006
‘Cinema's Classic Pictures see the Light’

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Restored Peter Yates Mural Unveiled at the Tyneside Cinema

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WC Fields features in this distorted image of the mural.

Also on the night of April the 23rd,
Peter Yates’ freshly renovated 1976 mural entitled “Shadows and Light” was unveiled at the newly reopened Tyneside Cinema in Newcastle. “It portrays a potted history of moving pictures, starting with a Victorian zoetrope machine and ending with an Andy Warhol-inspired portrait of Marilyn Monroe”.
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