Exciting Dali-ance with legendary artist

An exhibit from Castle Galleries' Salvador Dali Of Time & Space exhibition at Newby Hall.
An exhibit from Castle Galleries' Salvador Dali Of Time & Space exhibition at Newby Hall.

A NEW exhibition of limited edition sculptures by Salvador Dalí has opened at Newby Hall near Ripon alongside a collection of photography by Yorkshire photographer Javan Liam.

The first collaboration between Castle Galleries, the UK’s leading high street chain of art galleries, and Newby Hall; the exhibition entitled Of Time and Space represents some of the most iconic art ever created by Dalí.

Although Salvador Dalí died more than 20 years ago, he remains one of the most thought-provoking, famous and eccentric artists of all time.

Included in the nine-piece collection is Dance of Time I, II and III; Horse Saddled with Time; Nobility of Time; and Profile of Time.

The melted watch is the most well-known and beloved of Dalí’s iconoclastic images, inspired by a dream about a runny Camembert cheese on a hot summer’s afternoon, symbolising the image of time devouring itself and everything in its path.

The elephant in pieces Space Elephant and Triumphant Elephant is also one of Dalí’s most famous and favourite images and an iconoclastic symbol of the future.

Finally Space Venus sees Dalí pay homage to the female figure incorporating his iconic egg.

Javan Liam, one of Yorkshire’s most well-respected photographers will be displaying a collection of limited edition photography alongside the exhibition of Dalí sculptures.

Francoise Mosey, gallery manager at Castle Galleries, Harrogate, said: “We are delighted to have been given the opportunity to explore this symbology within the stunning surroundings of Newby Hall and its sculpture trail.”

Stuart Gill from Newby Hall and Gardens, added: “We are proud to host this joint initiative. We have a long association with the arts. We are home to the finest privately owned collection of ancient statuary and have hosted a highly regarded contemporary sculpture trail for the past twelve years.”

The exhibition will run at Newby Hall until April 15 after embarking on a tour of Castle Galleries.

l For more information visit www.newbyhall.com) or www.castlegalleries.com