Friday, March 24, 2017
You are here: Isle of Man > Isle of Man News
Isle of Man News
General News
Racing Through Time exhibition at Erin Arts Centre 12 October 2011

The successful exhibition of paintings by Michael Starkey documenting the TT mountain course over one hundred years is now available to view at the Erin Arts Centre.

And today the artist will be in attendance at the Erin Arts Centre from 12.30pm to talk to people about the art work on display.

‘Racing Through Time’ is an exhibition of 20 paintings by Manx artist Michael Starkey commissioned by the Isle of Man Arts Council to commemorate the centenary of the Mountain Course in 2011.

The complete collection of paintings was on display in Ramsey Town Hall from Manx Grand Prix fortnight and has now moved to the Erin Arts Centre until Friday 31 October. The Erin Arts Centre Arts Gallery is open Wednesday to Friday 10am until 4.30pm and admission is free.

The paintings depict various points of the TT course throughout the decades since the TT began, showing how some of the course has changed considerably, while other sections of it remain the same as it always has done. Michael has undertaken extensive archive research to ensure the paintings are historically accurate.

Local TT competitor Conor Cummins, who currently holds the record for being the fastest Manxman round the TT course, and Quintin Gill, Chairman of the Arts Council, opened the exhibition in Ramsey, which has been popular with residents and visitors. Now residents in the south of the island will have the chance to view this exhibition at the Erin Arts Centre.

Books detailing the work behind the collection and postcards of the paintings are available at various outlets on the Isle of Man or from the arts office of the Department of Community, Culture and Leisure Tel: (01624) 694598 or Email: iomartscouncil@gov.im . Books are priced at £7.99 and postcard sets are priced at £4.99. A £1.00 fee will be added for postage and packing when ordered from the arts office.

For more information about the exhibition or the books and postcards please contact the arts office or visit the Arts Council’s website www.iomarts.com

More stories >>>  

Related News Articles
Michael Starkey - Racing Through Time 18 August 2011
An exhibition showing the work of a year-long artist residency funded by the Isle of Man Arts Council will be opened by Connor Cummins at Ramsey Town Hall on 19th August. [More]
‘Mountain Milestones’ Exhibition 2011 23 February 2011
1911 Humber motorcycle, winner of the first ever race run over the mountainPrepare yourself for the ride of the century with the launch of the new, temporary exhibition entitled ‘Mountain Milestones’ at the House of Manannan. [More]
Manx Grand Prix Visitor Notches Up 53 Years to the Isle of Man 24 September 2009
Mr Peter Davis from Blackburn received a warm welcome from Hon Martyn Quayle, MHK, Minister for Tourism and Leisure during his visit to the Isle of Man for the Manx Grand Prix Races. [More]
Classic Car Racing 25 April 2013 23 April 2013
On Friday 25 April, there is Classic Car Racing, and Glencrutchery Road and a section of Bemahague Road is closed from 1200 to 1500 and from 1800 to 2130. [More]
TT Races global audience set to increase with new television contracts negotiated for 2012 31 May 2012
The Department of Economic Development has confirmed that new television deals negotiated by North One TV are likely to double the 16,000,000 viewers that watched the 2011 event worldwide. [More]

Other Guides by Maxima Systems Ltd: Disney World