A glowing show from Margaret Johnson

Regular visitors to the gallery will be familiar with Margaret Johnson’s uniquely-decorated glass, finely worked with lacquers, Japanese silk paper and precious metal foils.
In this exhibition, running until September 23, we add more pieces on a larger scale, as well as (for the first time in the gallery) Margaret’s distinctive paintings in mixed media on canvas, the luminescence of which derives partly from her use of gold and silver leaf. Margaret, who studied fine art and sculpture at Goldsmith’s College in London, was a painter before her attention turned to the embellishing of glass, and still devotes some of her time to working on canvas.

Summer Show Time!

The peculiar circumstances of 2020 mean that our usual Summer Exhibition has become a Late Summer Exhibition – packed as never before with pictures from some of our favourite artists, including Colin Willey, John Boyd, Judy Tate, Philip Winstone, Sarah Ross-Thompson and Ben Spurling.
We can’t, of course, hold a Private View because of the restrictions on numbers, but we hope you might be able to get an early look at the show at the weekend! We’re open this Sunday, by the way, 10am to 4pm…

A new show at last!

At last… we’re off again! We have started our first exhibition post-lockdown. On the gallery walls: fascinating new pictures by Philip Winstone and Debra Sweeney. Also on display: superb new ceramics (porcelain as well as stoneware) by Steve Neville.

Current circumstances prevented our arranging a preview evening, so the next best thing, perhaps, is to put the paintings on line – and that is what we have done… Do have a look at them at https://gallerypoundbury.co.uk/current-exhibition/


New gallery artist Allan Green

A highlight of our new mixed exhibition of landscape paintings is a series of superb new pictures by a newcomer to the gallery, Allan Green.

Allan, who graduated from Falmouth School of Art with first class honours, has spent much of his life in south Devon, becoming a regular exhibitor at galleries in Dartmouth, Totnes and the South Hams. More recently he moved to west Dorset, and we are delighted to have been able to welcome him to Gallery On The Square.

If you would like to talk to him about his work, he will be in the gallery on Saturday morning, January 18 from around 11am. We hope you may be able to call in!

Pictured here is the largest of Allan’s new paintings: After The Storm (oil on canvas), 100 x 70cm, £1250.

What a show!

Marvellous start to our Summer Exhibition, Three Printmakers,  with a remarkable number of pictures sold in the first few days.

It’s a big show, though, and there is a whole lot of fascinating work still here from Paul Cleden, Robin Mackenzie and Sarah Ross-Thompson.

In the picture: artists Paul Cleden (left) and Robin Mackenzie with Frank and Val Godman, before the evening private view which launched the exhibition.

Paul Cleden will be in the gallery this Saturday, by the way, from 11am to 3pm; do call in if you would like to talk to him about his work, or would just like to find out about fine art printmaking processes in general.

PS: If you would like us to add your name to our e-mail list for news about the gallery and invitations to our exhibition previews, just e-mail us at art@gallerypoundbury.co.uk

Simon is back! For one weekend…

Seascape specialist Simon Read was one of our first regular exhibitors when we opened seven and a half years ago, responsible for some of our earliest sales of pictures in the gallery. Then he moved to live in Pembrokeshire…

We will shortly be welcoming him back – for one weekend – and we are looking forward to catching up with him. If you would like to look at his recent paintings and talk to Simon about his work (and perhaps even take home one of his pictures) he will be in the gallery on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, June 8, 9 and 10. We are looking forward to it…

Open For Art: who’s in the gallery

Open For Art 2019 starts soon, providing a widespread showcase for the work of artists across the whole of South Dorset, from Weymouth and Portland to Dorchester, Abbotsbury and all around.

At Gallery On The Square we are delighted to be be showing the paintings and prints of Angela Goodman and Rebecca Guyett. Angela’s work may be familiar to regulars at the gallery: she is one of the artists whose work we have exhibited regularly since we opened the gallery more than seven years ago. Rebecca is a newcomer to Gallery On The Square whose paintings and prints we are looking forward to hanging for the first time.

Open For Art starts on the 18th of May and runs to the 2nd of June. Our exhibition actually starts on Saturday May the 11th. We are open seven days a week (a shorter day on Sunday, from 10am to 4pm)…

What a result! £726.27 for cancer care

Two charity coffee mornings which we held at Poundbury and at Brewery Square raised even more than we had hoped for on behalf of the Fortuneswell Cancer Trust, which supports cancer care at Dorset County Hospital.

A huge thank-you to everyone who contributed to that very gratifying figure. The picture shows Paul Ryan, chairman of the Fortuneswell Cancer Trust, drawing our raffle on behalf of the charity. The prize, a £120 bag by Owen Barry, went to  Gina Orgel from Dorchester.

And everyone seemed to thoroughly enjoy the occasion! Perhaps we should do it again some time…

Join us for coffee!

at Gallery On The Square, Poundbury
Thursday March 14

or Gallery On The Square, Brewery Square
Saturday March 16

10am to 1pm

Please join us for tea or coffee and scrumptious cake – and and a chance to look at our lovely new spring ranges.

Brighten up your spring wardrobe with a few carefully-chosen new pieces or a new bag and you will be ready whatever the weather brings.
There will be special discounts, goodie bags and, of course, delicious cake!

There is no charge, but we will have a collecting tin for the charity which supports the Fortuneswell Cancer Unit and Ward, along with the Robert White Unit, at Dorset County Hospital. The Fortuneswell Cancer Trust aims to improve services to cancer patients in Dorset, mainly through DCH.

We hope we may see you!