Past Exhibitions 2017

10 February - 15 March 2017
Paola Ciarska
Coming Along Nicely


Paola Ciarska revels, excites and rejoices in the unrestrained potential of imagination. Each miniature painting stars a solitary figure, often wielding a selfie-stick, living out a virtual fantasy from the comfort of her living room (or sometimes the kitchen bench). 


10 February - 15 March 2017
Shunga
Japanese Woodblock Prints


Alongside Paola Ciarska’s exhibition, ‘Coming Along Nicely’, Gallagher & Turner will be showing a selection of Japanese woodblock prints. Produced in books, scrolls or as loose sheets, woodblock prints were made and circulated widely throughout Japanese society from the early 1600s right through until the 20th century.


17 March - 22 April 2017
Dale Atkinson
Beeswinged


Dale Atkinson is by most definitions of the term a 'narrative artist', but not a particularly obvious one and certainly not a ‘start to finish’ one. Drawn primarily to the human figure as both subject and vehicle, his paintings and drawings rely upon the dynamo of suggestion to move them forward. 


28 April - 31 May 2017
Peter Quinn RWS
Here and There


Bright colour, a sense of place, and an enjoyment of paint are all hallmarks of Peter Quinn’s work. The scenes he depicts have a life, a vitality about them. They demonstrate a confident draughtsmanship and an eye for details that capture the spirit of a place so completely. 


3 June - 8 July 2017
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
The Circus Suite
and Other Lithographs


Lautrec was a regular attendee of the numerous professional circuses staging shows around Paris. He had a personal attraction to the whirling dancers, flamboyant harlequins, and graceful jockeys atop muscular horses. 


3 June - 8 July 2017
Sonia Delaunay
Haute Couture


Sonia Delaunay took inspiration from childhood memories of bright costumes at Ukrainian peasant weddings, and the comparative luxuries of a middle-class upbringing with her uncle in St Petersburg. The resulting pictures hummed with movement, light and music.


14 July - 9 September 2017
In Bloom
Elizabeth Blackadder, Effie Burns, Nerys Johnson and David Pearson


The works in this exhibition goes far beyond looking at plants as a source of beauty. They continue to develop our ancient fascination with the world around us, and offer new interpretations on what we see.


14 July - 9 September 2017
Charlotte Powell
The Lore of Curious Things


Charlotte Powell’s work focuses on objects and creatures which, although they may initially seem to be of modest importance are, to the artist, touchstones with a richness of associations, narratives and significance.