Forthcoming artist's exhibitions are listed below. (Please notify us of your next exhibition).
The Promenade -
Kingsbridge - Devon- TQ7 1JD
tel: 01548 854708
Our gallery is available for hire, and applications are now invited for exhibitions in 2018.
25 March – 17 April 2017
(open Monday – Saturday, 10 am – 5 pm)
Open art exhibition featuring a wide range of original works in response to the theme.
An opportunity for artists: beginning with subject matter from the natural world, artists are invited to work through a process of abstraction and to submit up to four works of art in response.
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Deadline for applications: Monday 13 March, 12 noon
Handing in of work: Tuesday 14 March, 10 am – 12 noon
Val Jones, Australia 1 (monotype with gold leaf)
Jane Ellis, Spring Hedgerow
Jane Gabbatiss, Sculpture
21 – 26 April 2017
An exhibition of paintings by Maryanne Hawes
“I am forever captivated by the influence of what we can’t see –the unseen energies and vibrations of people, spaces and places and how they affect the way we perceive our world, and how these vibrations contribute to a complex and changing emotional topography.
In trying to represent energy in a visual form, this body of work was conceived. On the way I’ve discovered how making and exploring art can be a way of mapping and navigating these ‘interior landscapes.’ As I explore this psychological territory through colour, shape and line I find enigmatic, half-imagined forms, echoes of a dream or a childhood memory; abstract images moulded by thoughts, values, beliefs and experiences. Sometimes the work reflects the seen, or felt, environment; often, other senses prevail.
I work intuitively and mindfully, witnessing on the canvas an unfolding of thought in shape and colour. At last, a resolution of a piece feels like a homecoming, yet to a place I’ve never been before; at once colourful and comforting, yet challenging and capricious.”
Maryanne Hawes – 'To the Lighthouse', acrylic and mixed media on canvas, 76 x 102cm
Maryanne Hawes at her easel
28 April – 7 May
An exhibition by ten members of the Defining Practice Newlyn 2016 group of artists
10 am - 5 pm daily (except Sunday 7 May, 10 am - 4 pm)
Opening View: Friday 28 April, 5 - 9 pm
Showcasing the work of ten diverse artists who participated in the one year Defining Practice Course 2016 at the acclaimed Newlyn School of Art, the exhibition presents a wide range of approaches, media and techniques and offers an insight into the development of practising artists.
While subject matter and media vary, the collection is united by a deeply-felt personal commitment to art practice and the desire to create an original and interesting exhibition reflecting the artists' individual preoccupations.
Visitors can expect to find much of the artwork rooted in the land and seascapes of the West Country, where the majority of the artists live and work. The exhibition includes original work in a range of media as well as limited edition prints and photographs.
“Surrounded as I am by the visceral expansiveness of Dartmoor and the dramatic coastline of the Southwest Peninsula, the exploration of land and sea is a constant element in my artwork.” - Shirley Kirkcaldy
Emma Yorke works with paint, photography, collage, slide projection, installation and lightboxes with subject matter ranging from the personal to the universally shared themes of love, family loss, childhood and memory.
Maureen Hedges considers her art an extension of the experience of walking in the landscape, with history, geography and chance encounter demanding her attention as much as colour and form.
Martine McPherson aims to capture light and atmosphere in her paintings and mixed media works. A keen sailor, she is particularly drawn to the sea in her life and in her painting.
“My overall aim is that the final painting depicts the elements and emotions of being in the landscape at the moment.” - Sophie Carter
Denise Stracey draws on her established career at The Design Workshop in Helston, which she has established and where she concentrates on bespoke occasion wear and millinery created from hand-painted and dyed silks and wools, and a feel for texture and colour is evident in her more recent paintings.
Jill Eisele’s semi-abstract landscape paintings focus on texture, colour and composition. For 30 years she has exhibited consistently in the USA, in Berkshire and in London. In 2015 she was a finalist in the Artists & Illustrators Artists of the Year awards.
Having focused on printmaking in her foundation degree, Judith Whitehouse has developed her skills in pastel paintings of animals.
After retiring from teaching Jane Davies has attended a number of short courses at the Newlyn Art School in recent years. She has exhibited her work in Gloucestershire and Cornwall.
Jonathan Foster has attended a series of short courses in the west of Cornwall and has been involved with a number of community projects and exhibitions in Essex honouring the photographic history, which led to him being awarded Freeman of Waltham Abbey.
Jane Davies – Orange Field (acrylic, 40 x 40cm)
Jill Eisele – Last Light, Beyond the Common
Jonathan Foster – Morning Light at Pendine (acrylic on canvas, 80 x 60cm)
Maureen Hedges – Summer on Pilsdon Pen
9 – 14 May
An exhibition of drawing, painting and printmaking by Double Vision.
The representation of the human body has always been a central preoccupation for artists, a theme which continues here with the discipline of observation in the life class, which is Sue Steele’s primary focus, and the figure incorporated in the lived world, which is Steve Kenna’s point of departure.
The exhibition represents an opportunity for the artists to review and reflect on their recent work and to identify further avenues of exploration.
Sue Steele’s work is involved with the dynamism of the human form interacting within the confines of the frame or picture edge. Strong diagonals are apparent in nearly all of the work with canvases produced either directly in the life class or later developed from drawings in the studio. The quality of line is a major consideration for Sue as she combines ink, wax, graphite and acrylic in an immediate and expressive response to the figure. Colour is restrained so that the form can be revealed through mark making.
Steve Kenna shares Sue’s preoccupation with the human form as the central focus or motif in his work, whether in single-figure studies, grouped figure settings or incidental character compositions as part of a larger scale narrative.
The quality of line is a vital component. Steve works with a predominantly layering technique with transparent oil and acrylic glazes over original charcoal or pencil compositions which are lost, discarded then powerfully redefined to create the restless, powerful dynamic system of mark-making which has been a trademark of his work to date.
Both Sue and Steve have recently exhibited at Harbour House and the Loft Studio in Salcombe.
Steve Kenna – The Fishermen (detail), acrylic on canvas, 1000 x 700mm
Sue Steele – Figure 3, acrylic on board and wax and ink on paper, 20 x 30”
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Clare Strand / Sara VanDerBeek / United Visual Artists /
Sookoon Ang / Anouk Kruithof / Sergei Sviatchenko / Patternity
Curated by Faye Dowling
Private View: Friday 24th March - 7-10pm Exhibition continues until 22nd April 2017
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Ongoing Exhibition of 'THREE HARES TRAIL'.
A collection of oil paintings of the 17 churches with their 29 carved roof bosses of this mystical symbol.
Location: Ludgate Fine Art, 20 The Square, Chagford, Devon, TQ13 8AB
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Telephone: 01647 433287
Open daily - between 10am to 4.30pm (Except Sundays) running throughout the summer and into the autumn.
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