For Arts Sake – Around the Galleries
PUBLISHED: 15:15 31 July 2008 | UPDATED: 15:20 20 February 2013
Looking around the art gallery exhibitions in Wiltshire is one of the more pleasant ways of keeping up to date with what's happening in the art world locally.
Whether it's modern art, contemporary art, pottery, sculpture or any combination of the various art forms, there's sure to be something to your taste in the art exhibitions taking place in galleries throughout Wiltshire this summer. Here are just a few.
'Outside In' - Carole Trebble
This exhibition reveals Carole's love of nature and all things outdoors. Carole says, "My wish is to bring natural design and colour from outside into our homes and lives, all year round." Carole studied graphic design at Bournemouth College, and special commissions for graphite and pen and ink works followed. Later, more colourful work produced in multi-media and acrylics were predominant, and culminated in a one-person exhibition at Fisherton Mill in 2006. 'Outside In' is a delightful exhibition from this popular local artist.
'Outside In' runs from 16-30 August at the Beams Gallery, Fisherton Mill, Salisbury. 01722 415121, www.fishertonmill.co.uk
Modern British Figurative Art
Officially ending on 2 August, the selling exhibition of Modern British Figurative Art will, nevertheless, be running throughout August at Katharine House Gallery in Marlborough. The gallery offers an eclectic mix of affordable paintings, prints, drawings, constructions, sculptures and ceramics by modern British artists and potters. The exhibition features paintings, prints and lithographs by artists such as Mervyn Peake, Edward Bawden RA, Morris Cox and Len Lye, amongst other notable modern British artists.
Modern British Figurative Art will be running at Katharine House Gallery throughout August. 01672 514040, www.katharinehousegallery.co.uk
'Recent Paintings' - Nick Andrew
Wiltshire artist Nick Andrew has exhibited widely in the UK and is particularly drawn to quiet, intimate and secluded places. Having spent much of the past decade working from his immediate landscape, which includes a stretch of the River Wylye in Wiltshire, along with adjacent water meadows and nearby forest, Nick looks for patterns in the river flow such as multi-layering and reflectivity. He is also inspired by the textures, contrasts and depths in the forest, together with the movement, rhythms and colour of field grasses and plant life.
Nick says: "I would like to think that through my paintings I convey a sense of tranquillity and 'solitary involvement' with the landscape. I also explore further afield, and in recent years I have worked from the Lake District and coastal landscapes in Dorset and Cornwall."
'Recent Paintings' is showing from 1-30 September at the Beams Gallery, Fisherton Mill, Salisbury. 01722 415121, www.fishertonmill.co.uk
Eeles Family Potters Exhibition
This exhibition of new ceramics contains work by all four members of the same family of potters based in West Dorset. David and Patricia Eeles set up their first workshop in the artists' quarter of Hampstead in London in 1955 and moved to Dorset in 1961. Their sons, Benjamin and Simon, joined them in 1974 and 1979 and over the past 20 years the family have held more than 200 exhibitions throughout Great Britain. In 2005 David Eeles celebrated 50 years as a potter.
The family work as a team and make a wide range of pottery, all individually decorated with a variety of techniques. They make stoneware, porcelain and raku using simple ingredients such as Dorset ball clay, Devon china clay, local sand, granite from Cornwall, feldspars, limestone and basalt from Somerset.
The results of their latest work can be seen and purchased at this exhibition and collectors of the Eeles family's distinctive creations will welcome this opportunity to see the family's new work.
24 August - 7 September. The Eeles Family Potters exhibition takes place in the Learning Centre, Spread Eagle Courtyard, Stourhead Estate, Stourton. For further information contact Simon Eeles on 01308 868257.