Gosney must be one of the finest living artists in Britain but, as a modest man who has never sought celebrity, he must also be one of the most unsung.
Gosney’s themes are often inspired by Classical and Renaissance Art and the two subjects which dominate his work are the human form and the horse.
The sculpture exhibition covers almost sixty years of work, from 1959 to the present day, and is supported by what he describes as “working drawings” but which are clearly works of art in themselves. Also on permanent display in the Cathedral are three Gosney sculptures which, it is said, have moved visitors to tears by their poignancy.
The Trustees and Committee are very grateful to Gosney for lending this collection of works for the duration of the Great North Art Show.