William BlackRediscovered Works on Paper by William Black 16 Sep - 14 Oct 2021 William Black was an architect in London but in the 1950s he inherited some money and moved to St Ives. The small Cornish harbour town of St Ives has always attracted artists because of the light and surrounding countryside, but in the mid- 20th century, it became a centre in Britain for modern art. Barbara Hepworth and Ben Nicholson moved at the outbreak of the Second World War and were later joined by others including William Scott, Patrick Heron, Wilhelmina Barns-Graham, Terry Frost and Dennis Mitchell. Although not as well-known William Black was friendly with the artistic community and their influence can clearly be seen in his work. He was self-taught and as far as we know never exhibited in his lifetime being somewhat a recluse. These art pieces have been collected over years and as appreciation for his work begins to grow, they can now add to the mystery that is William Black.
Poppy Ellis "Contemporary Portraits of Yesteryear"37 charcoal drawings 15 Mar - 30 Apr 2021 This exhibition consists of a group of 37 charcoal portraits by gallery artist Poppy Ellis. Ellis's style is as strong as ever in this exhibition of drawings, which were originally created as preparatory sketches for paintings. These monochrome delights contrast from Ellis's usual bold use of colour, offering glimpses into the workings of the artist. A rare opportunity to own unique works on paper by Poppy. An introduction to 37 friends and characters all of whom we would like to live with, and we are sure you will too.
Patricia Volk - New Sculpture Now -Celebrating 50 Women Sculptors 23 Nov - 23 Dec 2020 To Celebrate Patricia Volk being chosen for the publication "50 Women Sculptors" we have a selection of her works in the gallery.
'50 Women Sculptors' is the first book to give an overview of women sculptors. Volk is in very illustrious company alongside Elizabeth Frink, Rachel Whiteread, Sophie Ryder, Barbara Hepworth, Louise Bourgeois and many more.
'An overview of women making sculpture from the 1880s to today, this book explores the work of 50 extraordinary women artists who have forged a name for themselves in a male arena, as well as breaking rules, pushing boundaries and inspiring us with their visionary creations.'
San Francisco Fall Show 2020Virtual show for San Francisco actually available to see in London 16 Oct - 30 Nov 2020 C16th C17th C18th Antiques and Sculpture, Post war and Modern British painting and sculpture by Kate Whiteford, Douglas Earl and Denis Mitchell. Contemporary Painting, Sculpture and Ceramics by Poppy Ellis, Tom Leaper Ruth Elizabeth Jones, George Yassef, Douglas Earl, Edith Lawrence and Tom Kemp.
William Johnstone (1897-1981) "70 Years of Looking"a collection of ink brush drawings from the 1970s now available to see by appointment at the gallery 3 Jul - 31 Aug 2020 A rare chance to see a collection of works on paper from the 1970s by William Johnstone.