David Grimbleby


About David Grimbleby
David Grimbleby
I attended Grimsby College of Technology,
studying graphic design for 3 years and started exhibiting in 1971.

I moved to the south west and continued exhibiting including the Exe Gallery with Chris Welch - famous underground comix artist, John Hurford - psychedelic artist (see International Times, OZ and Gandalf’s Garden) and Felipe Ehrenberg - international Fluxus conceptual artist (see Joseph Beuys and Yoko Ono).

On moving to London in 1976 I had a gallery contract with the Sandford Gallery in Long Acre and also at the Piazza, Covent Garden, with solo and mixed exhibitions. Both were run by Betty Middleton Sandford an alumni of the Royal College of Art. Also in London I exhibited twice at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, the Hayward Gallery Open, 3 Mall Galleries exhibitions and at Battersea Arts Centre.

With a move to Southport in 1982, I was invited to join Merseyside Contemporary Artists (MCA) based in the Acorn Gallery, Liverpool and had many solo and mixed exhibitions there. MCA group shows included the Walker Art Gallery Liverpool, the Williamson Art Gallery Birkenhead, the Grosvenor Gallery Chester, the Atkinson Art Gallery Southport and the Albert Dock Liverpool. Also in this period I had a large one man show “Magic And Imagination” at the Atkinson Art Gallery.

I have exhibited with Peter Corbett - a noted Liverpool painter, at the Hanover Gallery, Liverpool Academy of Arts and the School of Architecture at the university of Liverpool.

I was involved with Visionfest 3 times which later became the Liverpool Biennale and I have also been included in a Bluecoat Gallery invitational.

City art gallery solo exhibitions include Bolton, Stockport (twice), Leigh and Blackburn. I’ve taken part in many other Open Exhibitions and competitions gaining prizes and awards along the way and have had many articles and illustrations published in various magazines some of which have become very collectable.

Recently I’ve been involved with Southport Contemporary Arts exhibiting at the Art House gallery in several solo and many mixed exhibitions.

In the past I have had positive critiques from Adrian Henri - Liverpool poet and artist and Oswald Blakeston - London critic and writer.

To date I have exhibited in over 200 exhibitions more than 60 of them one man shows. I have two pieces of work in the national database - ArtUK and also in many private and public collections both national and international.
Public Catalogue Foundation, Art UK

Art UK
is a website which aims to show the entire UK national collection of art work, the stories behind each one, and where to see them for real. It is made up of thousands of artworks from museums and other public institutions around our countries.

David's piece “Chaos Ground” was selected as part of Stockport Heritage Services and another piece called “Drifting Ground” for Blackburn Museum and Art Gallery.

For forthcoming exhibition information go to David's Facebook Page.

Prices are negotiable and range from £40 to £1500. Please contact the artist.

Call Of The Curlew. Mixed media on canvas. 76x101cms Words From The Wise. Assemblage. 35 x30cms Pollen Magnification x 570. Mixed media on canvas. 25X25cms
Call Of The Curlew. Mixed media on canvas. 76x101cms Words From The Wise. Assemblage. 35 x30cms Pollen Magnification x 570. Mixed media on canvas. 25X25cms
Call Of The Curlew. Mixed media on canvas. 76x101cms
Call Of The Curlew. Mixed media on canvas. 76x101cms
Words From The Wise. Assemblage. 35 x30cms
Words From The Wise. Assemblage. 35 x30cms
Pollen Magnification x 570. Mixed media on canvas. 25X25cms
Pollen Magnification x 570. Mixed media on canvas. 25X25cms