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  • 2 - 30 June 2023

David Mayer - the exhibition 'Studio Studies' of the paintings by the artist.

David creates works driven by the moment, by direct observation and a passion for his subject. Within a career spanning 35 years he has produced both wildlife and figurative studies on a commercial basis including a life-size bronze Welsh Cob commissioned for the town of Aberaeron, Wales. His own editions in bronze are choices based upon what he is interested in at that time or reflections of recent observation and encounters.

"I am often torn between working outdoors with a sketchbook and being in the studio. The studio is where the work is completed … outside is where my work starts. I enjoy all aspects of being outside, come rain or shine and is where I am most comfortable.

My time outdoors is split between simply walking and finding my subjects or my other passion, running in the mountains and trails where there is always opportunity for that chance sighting that may be the spark for something new.

When developing a new piece it usually starts from my sketchbooks, then the creation of pinch maquette's that stand a few centimetres tall. From this point I should have some idea if a larger piece will work or not. Occasionally I dive right in and with full conviction and sculpt the new piece … the immediate response, the fresh unrehearsed approach, offering something extra to the work.

I offer no meaning for my works … they are what they are, responses to observations of animals sculpted in a long held style that comes most naturally to me." - David Mayer


  • 2 - 31 July 2023

Mel Smothers - the exhibition 'Big Oil, Lost And Found' of the artist's latest sculptures.

'I’m placing objects from climate change, and humanitarian events on top of a mass consumerism box. I have been bringing wood and other found objects, charred from recent fires on the west coast, or salvaged from a Florida Keys refugee boat, into a conversation with art history, climate change denial, corporate environmental greed.

These subjects are inherited with the times and drawn from personal narratives and sources that span art history. They reflect my interest in philosophy and contemporary thought.' - Mel Smothers

  • 2 - 31 August 2023

Helen Warner - the exhibition 'From Pain To Freedom' - the first exhibition at our gallery of the artist's artworks.

Helen Warner was born in Southampton, UK. She studied Art, Sport Studies and Human Biology at college and being a passionate runner, subsequently completed a degree in Sports Studies at DeMontfort University in Bedford, which encompassed elements of Human Psychology and Sociology.

Helen started to re-embrace her innate creativity and attended an art class in Southampton to allow her to re-discover her creative path. Since then, her career as an artist has been an intense and emotional journey.

"There is so much I could say about my artwork but I choose not to because my paintings and sculptures should speak for themselves. I like the viewer to see what they see and therefore this enables my artwork to have an unlimited potential to open minds. I love to shut my studio door behind me and shut out the outside world. The silence is wonderful to me.

Many subjects and emotions inspire and compel me to paint and create it's a continuous journey of exploration. It's all about and in the creativity". - Helen Warner


  • 2 - 30 September 2023

Enzo Archetti - the exhibition of the artist's latest paintings.


  • 2 - 31 October 2023
  • 2 - 30 November 2023

Gemma Billington - the exhibition 'The Space Between' of the artist's latest artworks.


  • 2 - 31 December 2023
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History of Exhibitions: 2002200320042005200620072009201020112012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023 ...

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