Exhibition that's out of this world

THE latest exhibition at Batley Library and Art Gallery is literally out of this world.
Dewsburybased artist Joel Breeze is showing his exhibition of scifi works until the end of August.
From Star Trek to Dan Dare, Robocop to the War of the Worlds, there is something for science fiction fans of all ages.
Mr Breeze, who studied life drawing, graphic art, illustration and display at Batley School of Art and Design, has put 11 of his pieces into the exhibition.
Exhibition coordinator Mark Milnes said the exhibition was well worth a visit.
He added: “Mr Breeze has clearly done a lot of illustrative work with quite a variety of subjects and styles used.
“We asked for a science fiction show to tie in with this summer’s ‘Space Hop’ reading challenge, and Mr Breeze has supplied some spectacular pictures.
“The artwork is really confidently done, and I’m sure that visitors will appreciate the meticulous attention to detail and obvious skill that these images display.”
Included in the show are pictures of space hero Dan Dare and Star Trek captains James T. Kirk and JeanLuc Picard, alongside visualisations of scenes from popular films such as Forbidden Planet, War of the Worlds, The Thing and Robocop.
Mr Breeze has worked in many varied jobs throughout his life, including operating as a freelance artist – doing commercial art, logo design, illustrative work and cartoons.
He has also designed a number of covers for Speedway programmes and painted a series of book jacket designs and page illustrations.
His most recent work with books was in designing the cover for ‘Out of the Blue’, the debut novel by Pauline Slater Etheridge, a friend and neighbour.
The artist has written his own book for children, which he also illustrated, called ‘The Adventures of the Environauts’.
Having retired from commercial artwork, Mr Breeze now undertakes private commissions.

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