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PAST EXHIBITIONS

Janette Kerr PRWA Exhibition 2012

JANETTE KERR PRWA
25 May – 23 June 2012

Also includes
BREON O’CASEY printmaking and painting
PETER HAYES ceramics
CATHERINE HEADLEY painting

including
APPLIED ARTS FROM IRELAND
Roger Bennett 
Mark Hanvey 
Christy Keeney
Marcus O’Mahony
Joe Hogan
Cóilίn Ó’Dubhghaill

JANETTE KERR PRWA
President Royal West of England Academy

‘My paintings represent immediate responses to sound and silences within the landscape around me; they are about movement and the rhythms of sea and wind, swelling and breaking waves, the merging of spray with air, advancing rain and mist, glancing sunlight - elements that seem to be about something intangible. ‘

Janette Kerr is not somebody who makes meticulous studies of landscape. Beyond mere topography, but with a nod towards the Romantic tradition in landscape painting, her practice remains contemporary and experimental. Delighting in sudden and unpredictable changes in the weather, she is very much a painter of the British landscape -a foul-weather painter who enjoys being out in, and
working from the landscape when it’s dark and wet. Charcoal drawings and small paintings made on-site become the basis for larger work on canvas painted in the studio.

Her current preoccupation with the sea has taken her from the coasts of South Wales and Dorset (where she grew up), to the Isle of Skye, Northumbria, and the Ring of Kerry, Ireland. During 2006 and 2008, Kerr was a resident artist at the Cill Rialaig International Art Centre, situated on a small wild and windy peninsula on the edge of the sea in the Ring of Kerry, S Ireland. 2009 found her working on
Shetland as a resident artist. Regular trips to the islands of Skye and Lewis and to Southern Ireland fuel and reinvigorate her work - time spent walking and absorbing - making drawings and paintings which are then worked with in her studio.
The paintings in this exhibition result from her Shetland residency and residences on the west
coast of Ireland.

The Shetland work is her first to use mixed media and figurative representation.

Spring Exhibition 2012

Jessica Cooper RWA Life Without Words - New Paintings
There will be approximately 40 paintings in the exhibition

10 March – 21 April 2012

Jessica Cooper’s paintings have a clarity of observation and mark making that create their own ambiguity. Forming connections, emotions evolving and revolving, the paintings are caught in time, place and circumstance. Her subjects are the familiar that anchor her in her life; isolated on canvas, we reappraise and interpret them through our own daily lives. We feel we know them, as indeed we do; they are part of the shared human experience. A sense of place, a sense of self, and a sense of the pathos of the house, the tree, the cup, flower or fruit, are the communicating elements of Jessica Cooper’s work; that these objects and landscapes cannot know the emotional response they trigger in us; the moment caught and held by the paintbrush and pencil; and underpinning and supporting, the emotional communication, a strongly intuitive but academic understanding of area, colour, form and tone. In many ways visual poetry of the sparest and most affecting kind.
Sarah Stoten

The exhibition will include a collection of ceramics by leading Danish potters:
Courtesy of Anita Besson - Galerie Besson Anne FlØche • Priscilla Mouritzen • Hans VangsØ

Stoneware and Porcelain vessels by three leading Danish potters: Anne Fløche's stoneware is freely expressive, with a bold and broad definition of form, depth and texture of glaze and an economic brush. Her crawling pigments and lyrically abstracted motifs enrich the poetic charge of her pots and reveal a sensitive, gently humorous eye for the shapes and characters of the natural world.
Hans Vangsø studied at the Jutland Academy of Fine Arts in Demark. He makes bold woodfired pots, often square vases and large jars. He has exhibited widely in Denmark and Europe, and in 2002 was one of the artists selected for the major touring exhibition From the Kilns of Denmark which travelled to New York, Berlin & Paris.
Priscilla Mouritzen: South African born; Priscilla had a studio in England before moving to Denmark where she has lived and worked since. She makes delicate pinched porcelain bowls with engobe glazes, patterned, textured and woodfired. She has exhibited widely in Europe and is a board member of the Guldagergaard Ceramic Centre, Skælskør and the World Crafts Council Europe

Retrospective Exhibition 2012

Hazel Johnston - Retrospective Exhibition in association with the Johnston family

18 February – 3 March

A selection of the work will be for sale together with a beautifully illustrated publication ‘Hazel Johnston – Porcelain’

The ceramics will be shown with paintings by Julie Colins
It is the sense of calm, the colour and placement of vessels in the paintings, which led to inviting Julie Collins to exhibit her work with Hazel Johnston’s ceramics. The departure from form to the exploration of pattern, space and colour in her paintings, share so much with Hazel’s work; ceramics and paintings coming together in harmony and contrast.

Work is also available by artists including:
Modern Masters: Peter Blake, Sandra Blow RA, Terry Frost RA, Bruce McLean, Jane O’Malley, Tony O’Malley HRHA, Breon O’Casey, Barbara Rae RA.

Painters: Angela A’Court PS, Jo Ashby ARBA, Lynda Ruth Brown, James Campbell, Jessica Cooper RWA, John Emanuel, Anthony Frost, Diana Green, Michèle Griffiths, James Kerr, Janette Kerr RWA, John Pickering,
Simon Pooley, Simon Quadrat RWA, Mark Raggett ARWS, Geoffrey Robinson, Maggie Shaw, John Maxwell Steele, Terry Whybrow, Penwith and Newlyn Societies.

With an extensive collection of ceramics, sculpture and jewellery.
 

Winter Exhibition 2012

Our Winter Exhibition of Gallery Artists is cool and sophisticated. We hope that we have achieved a balance for both collectors and gift buyers. Work may be purchased on receipt of an invitation. Work may be taken at time of purchase. The Exhibition continues into The New Year

GALLERY ARTISTS INCLUDE:
Painters: Angela A’Court PS, Jo Ashby ARBA, Lynda Ruth Brown, James Campbell, Neil Canning, Jessica Cooper RWA, Patrick Conyngham, John Emanuel, Antony Frost, Debbie George, Jane Gibbs, Diana Green, Michèle Griffiths, Janette Kerr RWA, Margaret McLellan, Jane O’Malley, David Penhale, Simon Pooley, Simon Quadrat RWA, Mark Raggett ARWS, Geoffrey Robinson, Laura Sednaoui, Maggie Shaw, John Maxwell Steele, Terry Whybrow, Penwith and Newlyn Societies.

Modern Masters: Sir Peter Blake, Sandra Blow RA, Maurice Cockrill RA,
Alan Davie RA, Donald Hamilton Fraser RA, Terry Frost RA, John Hoyland RA,
Bruce McLean, John Piper, Barbara Rae RA CBE, Ceri Richards.

Ceramicists: Peter Beard, James Campbell, Chris Carter,Clare Conrad, Emmanuel Cooper, Louise Darby, Susan Disley, Jack Doherty, Sara Flynn, James Hake, Anne James, Jude Jelfs, Christy Keeney, Rodney Lawrence, Karen Morgan, Emily Myers, Jane Perryman, Elizabeth Raeburn, Mary Rich, Craig Underhill, Jane Wheeler, Peter Wills

Sculptors: Chris Buck, Eleanor Clutton-Brock, Caroline Couchman, Peter Hayes, Rachel Higgins, John Maltby, Jo Naden, Martin Smith

Jewellers: Karen Christie, Jo Crozier, Jan Fryer, Penny Gildea, Hazel Rank-Broadley, Tessa Tyldesley.
 

Autumn 2011 Exhibition

Autumn Exhibition
We open our Autumn Exhibition on Friday 23 September at 6.30pm and look forward to seeing you there.
 
The Exhibition features collections of work from two established painters, 
Maggie Shaw and Geoffrey Robinson
Together with two acclaimed ceramicists Jane Perryman and John Ward. All four artists show nationally and internationally, as well as exhibiting in The Stour Gallery.

Summer Exhibition 2011

22nd July 2011
Featuring a collection of work from new and past exhibitors. Amongst the artists exhibiting were:-
Sandra Blow RA, Maurice Cockrill RA, Elisabeth Frink RA, Terry Frost RA, Donald Hamilton Fraser RA, John Hoyland RA, Brendan Neiland RA, Patrick Procktor RA, Barbara Rae RA. Sir Peter Blake, Neil Canning, Anthony Frost, Ray Howard-Jones, Bruce McLean, Breon O’Casey, Tony O’Malley HRHA, Jane O’Malley, John Piper, Ceri Richards and Julian Trevelyan RA
Introducing Painter:- Laura Sednaoui


Spring Exhibition 2011

Simon Pooley, Tim Andrews, Emmanuel Cooper, Ashley Howard

10th May - 11th June

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Mark Raggett ARWS

Welsh-born Mark Raggett RWS started to paint natural surroundings whilst at school, where he was encouraged by his art teacher, Ron Lowe. Another strong influence and help at the time was the painter Graham Sutherland who was still visiting Pembrokeshire to paint during the 1970’s. He studied Fine Art at Reading University between 1972 and 1976 and went on to teach at Wellington College for a year. He moved to London and started working in theatre and opera as a scenic artist and then onto Thames Television as a designer where he stayed for five years before going freelance.

Since then he has continued to paint, draw and experiment with different media whilst also turning his creative talents to film and television as an art director. Collections of architectural Limited Edition lithographs of urban landscapes featuring London landmarks the London Eye, the Millennium Bridge the Tate Modern and art prints of St. Pauls Cathedral; and landscapes.

More work available.

 

Winter Exhibition Celtic Winter

27 November 2010
Featuring members from the Crafts Council of Ireland 'Irish Craft Portfolio 2010': James Campbell, Breon O'Casey, John Ward, Jo Ashby, Marcus O'Mahoney, Inga Read, Denis Brown, Deirdre McCrory, Joe Hogan, Mark Hanvey, Berina Kelly, Sara Flynn, Mandy Parslow, Cormac Boydell, Karen Morgan

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Royal Academicians Modern Masters

10 July - 11 September 10
Anthony Frost, Jane Wheeler
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