Learning to see, the act of drawing
The work in this exhibition followed Colette Lilley’s journey and exploration of learning to see, through the act of drawing.
Date of show: September- October, 2017
In her show Portal Siobhan O’Hehir presented a series of paintings relating to the wild and managed landscapes of the Scottish Borders and Northumberland.
Date of show: June - July, 2017
Colour, Form and Dialogue
In Colour, Form and Dialogue Carolynne Moonie presented a selection of works on paper based on memorable poignant emotions and events including a trip to Provence, France, where I became mesmerised by the colour and scenery around the Gorge Du Verdon.
Date of show: April - May, 2017
Becoming was an exhibition of works on canvas exploring compression, division and overlay, a language of constraint and resolve. The works presented were abstract, although hints of our direct visual experiences may be evident.
They evolved from a desire to make something which is complex, confused, and dense, perhaps an alternative space to our lived spaces. The use of colour and form is intuitive but based on many years developing and exploring forms. Piacentini wanted the works to have a hard to negotiate space, confused, juddering and wayward.
Date of show: March-April, 2017
In Breathing Blue, Philip Hearsey presented sculptures domestic in scale and intended for the interiors of a home, an office or a hotel. They are visual events to be enjoyed by the senses – simple objects or events inspired by the natural world.
Date of show: November-December, 2016
Bold and Colourful
With Bold and Colourful Niamh Collins showed her particular engagement with the landscape through the use of vivid colours and abstract forms. Niamh’s interest in colour in relation to the landscape can be traced to her particular interest in the Caribbean island of Grenada, to which she often travels, and the sea that surrounds it.
Date of show: October-November, 2016
For ‘Enigmas’ Andrea Trotta presented her recent works based on a “silent colour”, away from formal shapes and conventions, aiming to express her individuality in a monochromatic dialogue.
Date of show: July-August, 2016
Enough Evidence to Construct an Hypothesis
For this show Martin Heron presented a selection of work as part of an ongoing exploration of material, form and colour.
Date of show: July-August, 2016
Here & There
In Here & There Jill Wilkinson exhibited works which represented her simple, sensitive abstractions of features of a ‘place’.
Date of show: June-July, 2016
Shades showed some fundamental elements of Galya Popova’s work: they call for feelings through colours and images, the poetic transport of the viewer into a story that makes them dream on and reflect on an intriguing or delightfully mysterious plot.
Date of show: May-July, 2016
Repetition as Obsession
A recurring feature of this exhibition was the repetitive nature of the work presented. The artwork begins with a mark or lines done on paper. It is the obsessive repetition of the same kind of marks, the limited amount of colours, and also working around very rigid timings, all in the pursuit of continuity of the creative process.
Date of show: April-May, 2016
Abandoned Places of Memory
At the centre of Marilina Marchica’s work are urban architecture and landscape – segmentations, individual parts, landscapes and places that when decontextualized become “another”. However, the paintings are free of recognisable forms and space becomes a receptacle for sensations where the painting material itself is the protagonist.
Date of show: April, 2016
The Lightness of All
In this show Helen Shulkin presented a series of paintings reflecting a search for new methods to interpret industrial and urban spaces.
Date of show: March-April, 2016
‘Tejidos’ was a magnificent show of 15 stunning paintings by Argentinian artist Lidia Prause. Lidia uses oil paint and sgraffito to achieve compositions of seducing complexity.
Date of show: February-March, 2016
‘Scarlet’ was a stunning show by Slovenian artist Barbara Boršič. Barbara showed her latest paintings – a powerful collection of colourful, poetic and emotionally charged pieces.
Date of show: January-February, 2016
In Changing Skies Keith showed a selection of paintings where light itself drives the creative process: its quality and purity, its strength, its colour, the things it makes happen when it drives through a rain cloud and the shadows that it pushes before it.
Date of show: November-December, 2015
A selection of paintings by Dean Piacentini studying visual relationships of opposites in forms, colours and shapes.
Date of show: October, 2015
Beneath the City Trails (Blue)
In Beneath the City Trails (Blue) Deepa Kataria made use of blue pigment to create the supposititious, purely painterly mapping of abstracted urban spaces.
Date of show: September, 2015
Small scale sketches in clay, studies of human anatomy and movement.
Date of show: August, 2015
Two Countries, One Landscape
Showcase of semi-abstract oil paintings based on and inspired by the landscape on either side of the border between Scotland and England.
Date of show: July, 2015