Archive | Exhibitions

A Chesil Year with Jenny Hunt

Excellent time in the gallery last night, with a packed room to hear Jenny Hunt talk about her book A Year on Chesil Beach: A Sketchbook.

Hugely enjoyed, it was agreed, by everyone who came along. We currently have Jenny’s book on sale in the gallery (£20) as well as some of her originals in pen and watercolour, framed (£395) and unframed prints (£45). Do call in and have a look!

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Something special! New paintings by Colin WIlley

Colin Willey’s annual exhibition at Gallery On The Square is always a highlight of the year, and this year’s show seems to be better than ever!

Now under way, the exhibition continues until September 30. Among the pictures sold in the first couple of days, one has left for Australia and another is heading for Utrecht.

Around 25 paintings on the walls, including four stunning large-scale oils, one of which is this one: Evening Sky, Charmouth, approx 140 x 130cm, £2150.

Please do call in if you have the chance…

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Saved from the flames: John Boyd’s pictures for the Summer Show

   Saved: new pictures by John Boyd

The blaze which ripped through St Michael’s Studios at Bridport last week came two days before painter John Boyd was due to deliver his pictures for our 2018 summer show.

John, who lives at Bridport, was one of a number of artists with a workplace at St Michael’s. The fire devastated the old building, and some studios were completely destroyed.

To his relief he was able to retrieve the majority of his most recent paintings and deliver them on time.

He said: “I actually saw the fire as it caught hold. On Saturday, the afternoon of the fire, I was walking in the fields beyond the building. I glanced back and saw plumes of smoke rising.

“I thought, I do hope that’s not St Michael’s… I walked back to where I could see better and my heart sank. After that the fire just got worse.

“So I was amazed to find that in the end I was able to retrieve most of my work. It turned out that the part of the building my studio was in was not as badly affected as some others.

“Obviously it’s bad enough having lost my studio as well as some of my equipment and a few of my paintings, but at least I have been able to save most of the new pictures I have been working on for the last six months or so.

“I have been lucky in a way, because other artists have come out of it worse, losing all their work as well as their working base. It’s terrible.

“In terms of setting up a studio it’s start-again time for me; I’m just hoping for the best at the moment.”

In the Summer Exhibition at Gallery On The Square, which runs until August 29, John Boyd is joined by Colin Willey, Jan Walker, Rob Adams, Judy Tate and Philip Winstone.

PS: Like most of the artists who were based at the St Michael’s Studios, John is now urgently looking for a new space in which to work, or at least a temporary storage facility. If anyone is able to help, he can be contacted on 07784 942979.

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Artists in the Gallery, Saturday

Dorset Art Weeks starts tomorrow (Saturday), and Jan and David Walker will be in the Gallery here from around 10am. Don’t miss the chance to talk to them about Jan’s terrific new pictures and David’s extraordinary pots…

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What a show!

Great start on Friday evening to our exhibition which runs during Dorset Art Weeks: new paintings by one of our favourite artists, Jan Walker, and brilliant ceramics by her husband David.

Three pictures and several pots sold on the night, but plenty of marvellous ones still here, of course!  The exhibition runs until June 29.

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New dimensions

Bridport-based sculptor Brendon Murless joins Charmouth painter Philip Winstone in our excellent current show in the gallery, running until April 25. Plus beautiful new glass from our favourite glass blower, Bob Crooks. If you’re anywhere nearby, please call in! If you aren’t nearby, well, it’s worth going out of your way! In our opinion, anyway…

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Poundbury: one man’s perspective

Rowan Barnes-Murphy is an artist whose name you might not recognise, but you may well be familiar with his work.

During a successful career as an illustrator he has produced iconic work for (among others) the Royal Shakespeare Company, the BBC, The Savoy Hotel and Moet & Chandon. His drawings can regularly be found in leading newspapers and magazines all over the world, and he has created characters for books published by major publishing houses.

Now he has turned his attention to Poundbury, in a series of pictures which can be seen for the first time in our exhibition at the gallery from November 11, which will also include Rowan’s distinctive limited-edition prints of birds and animals.

PS: Rowan has also made quite a name for his house portraits, which he undertakes by commission. If the idea of an artist’s impression of your home (or holiday home) appeals to you, ask us for contact details…

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Summer Exhibition 2017

 

It’s Summer Show time in the Gallery!

New paintings by Colin Willey, Sarah Jack, John Boyd, Philip Winstone and Angela Goodman; beautiful fresh ceramics from Richard Wilson, Elm House Studio and Rob Whelpton; magnificent glass from our very favourite glass blower, Bob Crooks.

The show goes an until the end of August, and things will change from time to time; as things sell, we introduce new elements and reshuffle…

 

 

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New show: Colin Willey 2017

We’re starting 2017 on a high note with a new exhibition by our favourite Dorset landscape painter, Colin Willey.

A fresh series of pictures from Colin is always a highlight of our calendar, and this year it comes early: the exhibition starts on January 28.

Recently Colin has been ranging slightly further afield, and this time the lively Dorset landscapes and seascapes for which he has won such a following are complimented by a series from West Cornwall.

The show goes on for four weeks, before Colin’s pictures move on to this year’s Affordable Art Fair in Battersea; then some will go on to New York.

But our show comes first! If you would like an early look at the new exhibition, join us for a glass of wine on the first day, Saturday January 28, from 12 midday. Colin will be in the gallery from 12 until about 2pm.

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From city to country: new paintings by Rob Adams

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Landscape painter Rob Adams, who lives in north Dorset, is back in the gallery with a superb new exhibition in September.

Rob made his name as a member of London’s prestigious Wapping Group of Artists. Said to be the oldest outdoor painting society in the UK, the group includes some of the most respected British landscape and marine painters.

The new show will feature a new series of Rob’s Dorset landscapes, as well as some of the atmospheric London scenes for which he has built such a reputation.

The exhibition starts on Saturday September 10. If you would like to join us for the private view on the evening before (6.30p, Friday September 9) just e-mail us ( art@gallerypoundbury.co.uk ) or ring us on 01305 213322.

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