Phil Entwistle 'A Return to the Coast' June 07 2013

Phil Entwistle is a local artist painting the geology of our beautiful coastline.

 'A Return to the Coast' which ran through the Summer and Autumn of 2011, exhibited paintings of the rocks of the Yorkshire coast both as a touring exhibition and as posters on railway stations on the Hull to Scarborough line.

The Yorkshire coast is known worldwide to geologists for it's superb Jurassic rocks, which were formed by, and are still undergoing immensely powerful processes. Phil wanted to draw attention to the remarkable visual richness of this 'Jurassic coast', as well as to exhibit art in a public space.

The exhibition explored the visual background of paint and ink in in relation to the structural language of the rock.

Between about 1900 and 1950, British railway companies made great use of the poster as a marketing tool.

Well known artists were commissioned to produce paintings, many of which were strikingly innovative.

These posters captured the public's imagination and are an important part of Britain's visual heritage.

'A Return to the Coast' had a particular resonance here in the North-East of England, where both the railway and the railway poster were pioneered.

The project was supported by First Transpennine Express, Fisk Printers, Hull Truck Theatre and Northern Rail,

and by the National Lottery through the Arts Council England.


Six of the posters are available in A2 size (594x420mm) at £10 each through our store.

You can see more of Phil's work at