Halesworth Gallery

Steeple End, Halesworth, Suffolk IP19 8LL
Opposite St. Mary's Church
Weekdays and Saturdays 11am - 5pm
Sundays 2 - 4pm

Admission free. 01986 873064

Preview Parties are from 6.30-8.30pm on the Friday before each show. All welcome.
The gallery is closed for hanging on the Thursday and Friday before each exhibition opens.

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The Halesworth Gallery Celebrates 200 Years of Joseph Dalton Hooker

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12 to 30 August

Simon Turner, Marianne Koby Johnson and Lucy Bell

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Meet the Artists at the Gallery

Lucy Bell Wed 16th August 11am to 1pm

Marianne Koby Johnson Sat 19th August 2 till 4pm

Simon Turner Sat 26th August 2 to 4pm

Lucy Bell

Meet the artist working in the gallery Wed 16th August 11am to 1pm

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Bell

I am an abstract painter in that I reshape what I see, what I am inspired by, which is primarily landscape.

I cut up and rearrange drawings / mixed media work - whether derived from memories of places or abstracted from a photograph or sketch on the spot. The images are then made into paintings, sometimes reproduced exactly, sometimes used as a starting point. The emphasis is on the materials, the textures of paint and interactions of colour, form and edge. I see each work as a crafted object, with parallels to different qualities of textiles in the use of paint.

Find out more at lucybell.artweb.com

Marianne Koby Johnson

Meet the artist on Sat 19th August 2 till 4pm

Koby Johnson

I am a landscape painter and assemblage artist and from time to time create installations.

I make atmospheric paintings of landscapes in oil, using a muted earthy palette, and particularly like painting on found wood. I love working in the field, aiming to catch the essence of a particular moment, the light and landscape. Paintings are inspired by a line of ash trees, lakes on the edge of Halesworth, and Suffolk cornfields.

When out walking I am attracted to the eroded structures that I find, historied fragments dropped or abandoned on beach, roadside or field edge. Reconfigured in an assemblage, the objects gain new life. These can be framed pieces, or may take the form of tiny environments.

I have exhibited widely in East Anglia, frequently in Aldeburgh, including the Peter Pears Gallery, also at The Mall Galleries, London, (Discerning Eye), St Petersburg, Russia,(Manege) and the Forum, Norwich, (Elements). My work is in private collections in the UK, Switzerland and USA, and in Novosibirsk State Art Gallery. I am a member of Asylum Studios, Rendlesham.

Simon Turner

Meet the artist working in the gallery Sat 26th August 2 to 4pm

Turner

Find out more on Simon's blog twelvefurniture

2 to 20 September

Open Show

Handing in day 30 August

Preview Party 1 September

Entry form on the website and in the gallery.

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Any artist, amateur or professional, may bring work for exhibition, in any medium including sculpture, ceramics, textiles and photography. There is no selection. All works are accepted.

There is a limit of two works per artist.

The entry fee is £10 per artist, whether for one or two works.

Cheques payable to Halesworth Gallery.

No commission is charged for sales at this exhibition.

2D work must not exceed 30 inches or 76 centimetres in width.

Clip frames not accepted on graphic works.

All pictures or wall mounted works should have a cord on the back for hanging. Name, address, telephone number and title and price of work should be on the back of the work.

A parcel label with the name, address, telephone number, artwork title and price of work should be attached to the cord so it can fall across the front in the manner illustrated. This greatly aids cataloguing of the show.

23 September to 24 September

Earth and Fire

Anglian Potters

Anglian Potters

Preview Party Friday 22 September

Special selling show of a wide range of ceramics by skilled potters.


Archive of Recent Shows in 2017 so far

Sat 22 and Sun 23 April

Young Artists' Art Exhibition

Wonderful work from our local children in schools and scout and guide groups. Not to be missed.

Open both days 11.00am to 5.00pm

John Lally, Fiona Roberts and Ray Petty

29 April to 17 May

Images from the Preview Party of the first art exhibition
28 April from 6.30 to 8.30pm

Click here to see images from installation of the show on Thursday.

John Lally

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John will be showing colourful landscapes of the Middle East. "All of these images correspond to 'experiences' and relate to my travels in the Middle East, particularly Syria, Egypt and Israel. It is my intention that each image suggests a sense of place and mystery..."

Find out more on John's website.

See images of the John's work at the gallery here.

Fiona Roberts

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Fiona will show dramatic paintings of East Anglia."I love the Norfolk landscape, particularly the coast line. Painting the Norfolk landscape is like trying to fit a billboard onto a postcard, the sea and sky escape from the edges of the canvas. This landscape moves me to try and create some sense and understanding of the experience of standing on the marshes surrounded by elemental infinity."

Find out more on Fiona's website.

See images of the show here.

Ray Petty

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Diamonds, Dancers and other Distractions represents three discrete and contrasting routes through Ray's art making or three slices of the cake.

Ray was the County Art Adviser for Suffolk prior to becoming the founding Director of Suffolk Anglia Ruskin University based at Belstead House in Ipswich. He has made art works all his life and has been an art educationist throughout his career.

Summer University was a popular part of the work of Suffolk Anglia Ruskin University and featured many practical art modules. Anthony Frost, the son of Sir Terry Frost, joined Ray as a tutor throughout this period and they collaborated on degree delivery and practical art-making each year. The blue diamond painting comes from this period. Ray developed the diamond totems based on this enjoyable experience and has kept the theme running alongside his other projects.

The Three Dancers has emerged as a dominant theme over the last twenty years and the examples here demonstrate the reworking of an image initially realised as a mixed media collage.

Other Distractions includes a variety of works that emerged in the period post 1993. This was the year Ray recovered from a stroke and celebrated by having an exhibition at Belstead House calledAt a stroke the colour back in my life!

See images of the show here.

Images from the preview party on 28th April

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Images from installation day on 27th April

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20 May to 7 June

Preview Party 19 May

InsideOut

Ron Fuller, Moss Fuller, Mel Pike, Elaine Nason, Deb Lay, Brian Seabon, Anne Paton

Elaine Nason

A show celebrating the varied work of a group of artists based around Laxfield. An interest in the practice of drawing unites them.

Find out more about the show here.

10 June to 28 June

Darren McMorran

Darren McMorran

Darren shows exciting new abstract paintings.

Darren McMorran Art

Adrienne Smiley

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Ideas from subjects seen, felt or imagined - near or when travelling. Sometimes taken from a photo or a drawing. I love printing - etching and aquatint especially - as it lends itself to line work and the process leaves a lot to chance. Please support Amnesty International and buy a print.

Corrin Tulk

Corrin Tulk

Corrin will show seascape inspired works from travels in East Anglia, Cornwall and West Australia.

Corrin Tulk Art

Images from Installation Day for Darren, Adrienne and Corrin

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1 to 19 July

See the show in the Financial Times and on Botanical Art and Artists.

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JOSEPH DALTON HOOKER: A LEGACY OF BEAUTY

From Halesworth to the Himalayas

Paintings by AMICUS BOTANICUS with CHELSEA SCHOOL of BOTANICAL ART

Halesworth is the birthplace of Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker and we will be celebrating the bicentenary of his birth with exhibitions, trails, talks and events. The Halesworth Gallery has invited CSBA Students and members of Amicus Botanicus (Alumni of CSBA) to exhibit botanical paintings of plant species relating to and named after Hooker.

The process of creating a botanical painting will be shown through the work of CSBA students. Students of the CSBA will be in the gallery, demonstrating the art of botanical painting, on the opening weekend and then on every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday throughout the exhibition.

More images of the show and more details here.

Find out more about the CSBA on their website at chelseaschoolofbotanicalart.co.uk

Find out more about Amicus Botanicus on their website.

Demonstrations of Botanical Painting in the Gallery

Sally Pond Friday 14 July

Sally was awarded her diploma in Botanical Art & Illustration in 2011 with a Distinction. Since then she has regularly exhibited and runs workshops at Sarum College, Salisbury Cathederal and the Artsmartschool in Beaconsfield. Awards for her work include 3 RHS Silver-Gilt Medals and Certificates of Botanical Merit from the Society of Botanical Artists′ annual exhibitions in Westminster.

Sally Pond Botanical Painting

Michele Riseley Saturday 15th July

Standing in for Christine Battle who is unwell.

Michele originally trained as a Fine Artist but got hooked on Botanical Art after a visit to an exhibition at the Shirley Sherwood gallery, Kew Gardens. After a short course with Kew's botanical illustrator Lucy T Smith, she applied to study on the diploma course at Chelsea School of Botanical Art. She is now a second year student currently working on her final project for her diploma and will be demonstrating her incredibly fine drawing skills in the gallery.


1 & 2 July: Elaine Searle and Michele Riseley

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Elaine is Course Director at CSBA. She exhibits internationally with work in the Highgrove Florilegium, the permanent collection of the Hunt Institute (USA), the Garden Museum London and private collections around the world. Awards include RHS Silver Gilt medal in 2008, the Talas award at the American Society of Botanical Artists′ Annual International Exhbition 2013 and People′s Choice Award at the ASBA Annual Meeting 2015.

Elaine Searle′s website Botanical‒The Slow and Mindful Art

Penny Price Wednesday 5 July

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Penny graduated from the school with a Distinction in 2013. She exhibits in the UK, is a member of three Florilegium Societies: Hampton Court, Chelsea Physic Garden and Sydney Botanic Garden. Her work was awarded an RHS Silver Gilt medal in 2014. Penny teaches part-time at CSBA and the Cambridge University Botanic Gardens.

Penny's work can be seen on her website.

Michelle Riseley

Michele Riseley

Friday 7 July and Saturday 8 July

Michele originally trained as a Fine Artist but got hooked on Botanical Art after a visit to an exhibition at the Shirley Sherwood gallery, Kew Gardens. After a short course with Kew's botanical illustrator Lucy T Smith, she applied to study on the diploma course at Chelsea School of Botanical Art. She is now a second year student currently working on her final project for her diploma and will be demonstrating her incredibly fine drawing skills in the gallery.

Graduating from the school with a Merit, Pearl went on to be the founder member and chairman of the ‒ regarded as having the world′s most complete collection of temperate conifers. As well as her work for Bedgebury, Pearl has also exhibited in Buenos Aires and the UK.

Pearl is a member of Amicus Botanicus.

Pearl Bostock Wednesday 12th July

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Preview Party 29th June

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22 July to 9 August

Last Day

Gerald Nason, Martin Coe and Rebecca Greathead

Images from the Preview Party

Gerald Nason

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Graduated from the Royal College of Art (Stained Glass Department) in 1962 then spent a year editing ARK, the RCA magazine, succeeded in having it banned.

Whilst in London, apart from painting, worked at a variety of creative projects, including making wooden dolls, writing exhibition scripts, magazine illustration and, for the longest period of paid employment, as a production editor at the Architectural Review.

After moving to Suffolk carried on painting, drawing, illustrating, collage-ing, exhibiting and, until recently, running Art classes.

The present show is the result of a couple of years work. Maybe there’s more to come, maybe ... it depends on time available after the garden, allotments, chickens and poetry (which takes up far less physical space).

Hope you enjoy the mix.

Martin Coe

Coe

Education.

Harrow College Of Higher Education. Art and Design Foundation Course.

Plymouth University Exeter Campus. Fine Art degree course.

This body of work reflects what I have achieved in the last two years from the point I started to produce work again. It ranges from large drawings that link back to the way I worked as a student, to using oil paint for the first time in 30 years. What links all work is an interest in mark making based on the environment around me, as I do not aim for verisimilitude but to capture essence of the location.

I have taken part in a number of exhibitions in the last two years including ones with the Halesworth Gallery and Ipswich Arts Society, as well as at the Quay Gallery at Snape.

Rebecca Greathead

Greathead

Preview Party 21st July

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