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GALLERY NOW CLOSED: RE-OPENS 2ND JULY WITH 'SUMMER EXHIBITION': Please click on the link to find out opening times and when we will be closed for the year ahead.
 

SUMMER IS COMING

The Whitehouse Gallery enters its eighteenth summer in business with its annual mixed group exhibition. This exhibition is always an eclectic mix of quality work from a selection of artists and makers, and this year promises to once again deliver.

The exhibition preview will take place on Saturday 2nd July, from 11am – 5pm.  The exhibition will then run through the summer, closing on Saturday 3rd September.

This year will see a mix of land and seascapes, still life, flower studies, marine life, figurative and semi abstract work, in a range of media from collage to printmaking, watercolour to oils.

Glasgow based Al Bell’s passion for the Scottish landscape has inspired him to turn his attention to painting (after an extremely successful career in graphics), working in oils in an attempt to convey the rich textural detail of the landscape with loose, expressive brushwork.  His familiar scenes of Scottish woodlands are connecting with many of our customers.  Like Al, Sarah Carrington also paints beautiful Scottish scenes which transport the viewer, specifically of the island of Iona, and she will be giving us a couple of new pieces for this exhibition.  Morag Lloyds will also be exhibiting a new collection of her Scottish landscape paintings, also very often inspired by her trips to the Scottish islands.

Seascapes will be on show by Allison Young and Kate Bentley SWA, with the sea theme running through many other works, including semi abstract collage and mixed media paintings by Karen Stamper (featuring boats) alongside harbour and beach scenes by James Fraser RSW.  Marine life is also featured, with new work by Giles Ward.

Jemma K Derbyshire returns with some of her vivid and uplifting flower studies, alongside Fiona Millar who will also be giving us a collection of her instantly recognisable still life and landscape paintings.

Figures will be on show by Garry Harper and Lindsay Madden. Glasgow based Garry Harper uses a variety of techniques and media in his work, in which he tries to capture people lost in the moment and caught in reflection.  Lindsay Madden explores the theme of childhood and growing up, painting children onto objects associated with childhood such as vintage rules and game boards.

Dumfries based Tricia Barna will be giving us some of her atmospheric semi-abstract acrylic paintings.  Tricia takes inspiration from the changing light, textures, colours and forms of her surrounding landscape and her paintings reveal her own interpretation and experience.

We are looking forward to welcoming Damian Henry to the gallery for the first time.  A GSA graduate, Damian is an established artist printmaker, known for his distinctive figurative images as well as animals, birds and insects.

As always, we have new collections of glass coming from Steve Robinson and Elizabeth Welch; ceramics by Helen Harrison, Michelle Lowe and Sarah Lawson, ceramic sculpture by Pratima Kramer and Karen James; Mosaics by Morag Archer; Willow baskets and sculpture by Trevor Leat, and more.

The exhibition will go live online on Thursday 30th June.

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