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Graham Ibbeson

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Graham Ibbeson was born 1951 in Barnsley, UK and studied at Barnsley School of Art (1967 -1969) Chesterfield College of Art (1971-1972), Leicester Polytechnic (1972-1973), Trent Polytechnic, Nottingham (1973-1975), Royal College of Art, London (1975-1978).  Graham has been represented by the Treadwell Gallery since he left the Royal College in 1978, and he has exhibited consistently in the gallery`s busy national and international  Art Fair and Exhibition programme since that time. His work is in very many private collections and Public Collections owning his work include The British Museum, Leeds City Art Gallery, Tokyo Toy Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum, Canadian Arts Council and The London Toy Museum.  Graham is well known for his City Centre Public Sculpture, including Eric Morecambe for Morcambe, Cary Grant for Bristol, Laurel and Hardy for the Lake District, Dicky Bird, the most famous cricketing umpire, for Barnsley and a Seven metre high miner for Nottingham (Graham`s father was a miner and his mother was from a mining family).  The gallery plans a major 60th Birthday one man show of Grahams work in 2011, by which time Nick and Graham will have been working together for 33 years (Wow! or is it Pheeew!)


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"In the Little Nick of Time" by Graham Ibbeson 1997 life-size Fibreglass/Acrylics


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The Current Treadwell Gallery is situated in the former Courthouse and Prison in the Upper Austrian village of Aigen, close to the Czeck Republic(5 kms) and Germany(15 kms), and a forty five minute drive north of Linz.

The nine rooms of  the former courthouse display ever changing current works for sale, as well as works in the Collection, and Nick Treadwell organises occasional temporary exhibitions. The gallery has always been known for its sculpture, and the 700 square metre exhibition space features an impressive range of three dimensional work by long term gallery sculptors, Graham Ibbeson, the late Robert Knight, Mandy Havers, Malcolm Poynter, Saskia de Boer, Kevin Harrison, Michele Howarth, Dean Barrett and Matt Ensor, as well as paintings and drawings by Liz Atkin, Alun Jury, Bob Robinson, Jeramy Turner, Sara Rossberg, Mike Gorman and many others.   The five former prison cells are guest rooms and a guest bathroom,  as well as being art environments.  Nicholas lives in what was formerly the warder`s appartement.    Entrance is five Euros, including an entertaining and down to earth guided tour (normally by Nicholas himself) which takes forty five minutes to an hour.    School Groups are welcomed, for which the entrance is three Euros per pupil, and an adult group price can be arranged for more than 15 people.

Both the Prison and Courthouse are included in a visit, which can be at any time.   It is advisable to make an appointment to visit by telephoning the following local numbers :  Mob. – o664 3449543 or Land. –  07281 20000.

All the excellent photos of the current gallery interior are by the Aigen photographer, Christoph Stantejsky. Thank you, Christoph!


1991 Treadwells Art Show Basel

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This was the first and most sensational of a series of six Exhibitions and Live Art performances over a four year period at the 900 square metre Goetz Gallery and Exhibition centre in Basel, Switzerland to coincide with the Basel`s June Art fair. Dieter Goetz and his team produced a twelve page newspaper as invitation and to tell the story of Nick Treadwell`s long and happy relationship with Basel and the Baselers. The Basel Zeitung gave over half a page to the show, headlining it with a question about the “eccentric” British Gallerist`s taste of  “Kunst oder Kitsch”. The opening show featured a Robert Knight one man show and as well as some great works by Graham Ibbeson( a special favorite with the Swiss) featured a series of works by the then Gallery resident artists, Tim Noble and Sue Webster.  During the course of the three years, there were One Man Shows of Malcolm Poynter,  Kevin Harrison and Swiss painter, Robert Indermaur. There were theme shows on the subject of Money(“Money, Money, Money!”) and Kissing (“The Kiss Show”). Performances included The Tiger Lillies, The Lorraine Bowen Experience,  Nigel Burch and the Rubber Chickens.

Court House and Prison – Aigen, Austria.

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2005 –   Aigen`s Courthouse and Prison, located behind the church in the centre of the village, is a perfect size and lay-out as a visitor attraction and for the housing of the  Treadwell Collection and Gallery.  The building`s pretty courtyard is an atmospheric venue for events, and the four converted cells of the former prison, as well as being art environments,  make ideal guest rooms for visitors. Nick himself lives in what was previously the warder`s flat.  The two adjoining buildings, once society`s symbols of justice – of right and wrong,  are a perfect setting for the Treadwell Gallery and Collection with their many works on the subject of human weakness and strength.  The Treadwell Gallery has always been known for its sculpture and the exhibition in the 7oo sq metre space particularly  features the work of long term Gallery sculptors, Graham Ibbeson, the late Robert Knight, Malcolm Poynter, Michele Howarth, Kevin Harrison, Dean Barrett, Saskia de Boer, Matt Ensor and Mandy Havers.  The courtyard frontage of the prison and it`s interior  are painted vividly pink, and it is now known as the pink prison to indicate it`s more sensitive new life.

Aigen is next door to Schlägl, with it`s Monastry and famous Beer. It is 15 kms from Hochficht, Upper Austria`s excellent Ski Slope, 7 kms from the Jazz Village of Ulrichsberg and only an hour from the historic cities of Passau (Germany), Krumau (Czech Republic) and Linz(Austria). Aigen is served extremely well with a wide variety of Hotels and Pensions and is an excellent base to explore some of Europe`s most fascinating cities. Prague, Munich and Vienna are only2 – 3 hours away, and Budapest 4 hours.

Entrance is €5.00 including an hour long guided tour.  School Parties are welcomed.