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
An exhibition of small paintings and new ceramics
Small in scale but big in stature, this exhibition celebrates small works of art.
September 7 – 28, 2019
New paintings by Zoe Taylor and James Fotheringhame. New sculpture by Rachel Higgins and Ian Turnock. New Ceramics from Kirsty Macrae
August 3 – 24, 2019
A Sense Of The Abstract
New paintings by John Taylor. New ceramics by Lara Scobie.
An exciting debut of modernist painter John Taylor with accompanying ceramics from Internationally acclaimed Lara Scobie.
July 6 – 27, 2019
Hannah Tounsend - Gathering Calm
The gallery is delighted to announce that we will be staging a major exhibition of new ceramics, prints and works on canvas by leading international artist Hannah Tounsend.
In this second exhibition of Hannah's work, visitors will have the very first opportunity to engage with new work in new mediums from this rising star of the ceramics world.
June 8 – 29, 2019
Still Life : Surface and Form
Paintings by Anna Hymas, Paintings and Ceramics by Craig Underhill.
May 4 – 25, 2019
'The Stories We Can tell'
An exhibition of new work from seven major artists all telling stories with their creations
'The Stories We Can Tell' brings together two painters and five ceramic artists that weave a fascinating narrative through their inspiration and final works. New paintings from Gareth Edwards RWA NSA and Melanie Goemans. New ceramics from Internationally renowned potter Jack Doherty, U.S, potter Mitch Iburg, Ceramic sculpture by Alison Coaten and widely collected ceramic story teller Victoria Eden.
March 30 – April 20, 2019
India: People and Place
Joyous and uplifting works by international artist Natasha Kumar returns to The Stratford Gallery
Natasha will be attending the Private View from 3pm on Saturday 2nd March 2019.
March 2 – 23, 2019
Harriet Coleridge - Splendour in Shino
An exhibition of new ceramics
March 2 – 23, 2019