Featuring the work of Malcolm Martin & Gaynor Dowling, James Hake, Kerry Harding and Jane Ansell.
This exhibition explores the relationship we have to our natural world and how, through nature’s part within the creative process, we can immortalise what it yields to us, be it wood, clay, ash or its very own scenic beauty. Debuting in this show is the sublime sculptural work of Malcom Martin and Gaynor Dowling who have elevated sculpture in wood to the highest level of artistic success. Their work is held in several museum collections worldwide including The Boston and Philadelphia Museums of Fine Art and the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, and has been exhibited internationally. Kerry Harding makes a return to the gallery for her first large collection of paintings after a successful debut in early summer. She will be providing a large collection of new works which seek to deconstruct and re-construe landscapes with arresting depth and subtlety. James Hake also returns to the gallery with a major collection of brand new work. James has been a gallery favourite with our clients since 2016 and we are delighted that “Breathe” sees a large scale return of his work here. James is a master in glaze formulation and manipulation, his vessels adorned with fluid fusions of ancient Chinese glaze types including Nuka ash glazes, iron rich Tenmoku and cloud like Chun. The exhibition is also joined by the return of Jane Ansell’s moving takes on British landscape and out relationship to it. Her paintings have always been fabulously received and for ‘Breathe’ she is providing us with new works that showcase her ability to make paintings that transport us to a twilight world and perception of natural beauty.
October 5 – 26, 2019
The Sake Vessel - Contemporary Interpretations
International Sake Vessel Exhibition curated by Lucien M. Koonce
Over 35 international makers from Japan, USA, Australasia and Europe
November 16 – December 4, 2019
Mixed exhibition for Christmas and the New Year
The Stratford Gallery celebrates its 1st Birthday with a stunning mixed exhibition of gallery artists
December 2, 2017 – January 31, 2018
Exhibition of new oil paintings by Penny German ARBSA
Sensitively observed still life scenes in oils
November 4 – 30, 2017
'on reverie' To be pleasantly lost in one's own thoughts.
New paintings by John Lendis with new ceramics by Doug Fitch & Hannah McAndrew
October 7 – November 2, 2017
Natasha Kumar - Essence of India
Unique, architecturally inspired works on paper
September 9 – October 4, 2017
Zoe Taylor & Rachel Higgins
Major exhibition of new works
August 5 – September 6, 2017
Embracing summer in all of its contexts
New paintings by Jo Oakley, David J Porter and Susan Laughton. New ceramics by James & Tilla Waters and Lara Scobie
July 10 – August 4, 2017
Eddie Curtis - Modern Master
Solo show documenting Eddie Curtis' development of The Blast Series
All works will be available to view and purchase on this website from 5pm on Friday 16th June.
June 17 – July 8, 2017
Our Mind's Eye
Interpretation and imagination. A curious, joyous collison.
May 13 – June 14, 2017
By Shore and Field
Ceramics, prints and paintings inspired by Britain's coastline and inland flora
Hannah Tounsend and Melanie Goemans
April 8 – May 7, 2017
A Time For Reflection
Works of stillness and contemplation
New paintings by Emma Franks and Susan Laughton. New ceramics by Sasha Wardell.
March 4 – April 7, 2017
Of form and colour
An expression of vitality in the everyday things we use and see
February 3 – 28, 2017
Beyond the real
An exploration of place, time and reality
Works by John Clark, Gina Parr, Jilly Bird, Plum Neathsmith, Hilary Mayo, Olivia Walker and Richard Miller
January 3 – 31, 2017