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Chaiya Art Award 2023 Shortlist 

News & Reviews

Thrilled to announce that Lethe has been selected for the prestigious Chaiya Art Awards 2023 Shortlist, and will be exhibited with other shortlisted works in their London prize exhibition in April 2023. ( 7th April - 16th April Southbank) 

Paris Salon des Beaux Arts 2022 (celebrating 160 years) 


For me, the Paris Salon is the big one, so after the disappointment of being unable to exhibit since 2020 , I'm absolutely thrilled to be back for my third Salon on their special 160th anniversary exhibition. See you at the vernissage!   

BBC Look North Feature 20.01. 2022 

The BBC filmed Martin during the installation of Regeneration and asked how he went from the council estates of East Lancashire to the Paris Salon, Downing St and The Bowes Museum to bring his message about transformative change to life.  

Press and Digital Reviews

Martin Kinnear’s uplifting depiction of the North caught Boris Johnson’s eye and is now the subject of Regeneration, the eagerly awaited exhibition at the Bowes Museum. The artist spoke to David Whetstone about its various moods and themes.

With deft brushstrokes and exuberant swathes of colour, he elevates grittiness to something rich and magisterial.

No wonder he is “lionised in Paris”.'

David Whetstone. Cultured North East Jan 10. 2022

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Living North East Article March 2022 

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Living North East Article. March 2022 

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