Tuesday 30th September – Sunday 12th October
A first joint exhibition of drawings, paintings and prints by Lincolnshire based artists Rob Whitney, Jaci Gill, Johanna Cooper and Julie Clulow.
‘Art is a form of experimentation’ – this sums up where I am with my work at the moment. After years of mostly working in watercolour, I am enjoying experimenting with oils, pastels, acrylics and mixed media to interpret those things and places that move me to paint and draw. Although I still cannot resist the distance view from the Lincoln edge……
Julie Clulow works in a variety of media including watercolour acrylic, egg tempera, lino print and more recently with stained glass.
Her designs for this exhibition reflect a love of the moonlit ‘pastoral’, a world of quiet contemplation, imagination and sanctuary. Such themes reflect the longstanding influence on her work of 19th century visionary artist Samuel Palmer. Her work also echoes a love of the flowing forms of Celtic art and medieval stained glass.
Rob Whitney was born in 1954 in Northampton. As a child he loved to draw and would spend hours sketching in biro. Whilst still at school Rob won a place to attend a Saturday morning Art Club at Northampton School of Art. This gave him his first taste of drawing and painting in a college environment and set out his career path with the ambition
to work in the creative arts.
Rob is now a self employed graphic designer and is also a painter of large semi abstract canvases. He began painting in acrylics some 10 years ago and held his own exhibition at the Southwell Art Space. He also uses watercolour, coloured pencil and pen and ink.
The FOUR exhibition will see Rob’s work explore more moody atmospheric landscapes alongside work showing subtle deep fusions of colour and form.
Through my work I endeavour to portray my emotional response to my surroundings and my interest in the connection that can be experienced between a person and nature.
In my work I am trying to take the viewer with me, to place him/her at the place and time, to let them experience some of the emotions that I felt in the creation of the work and give an essence of the location which initially fed the work produced.
Tuesday 14th October – Sunday 26th October 2014
7 / 6
Old Money? Loose change?…no, an exciting new show.
Seven artists from very different backgrounds and with very different approaches have come together for this special show. Each of the artists are bringing six works. As well as the return of some welcome friends the show will bring new and innovative artists for their first show in the gallery.
There will be a lively ‘Meet the Artists’ afternoon on Sunday 18th October from 1-4pm.
Leah Goldberg, Helena P-Stylianides, Melanie Langton, Aidan O’Carroll, Mary Perridge, Anne Wood and Richard Thomas.
Tuesday 28th October – Sunday 9th November
Peter Moss – Ceramicist
More information to follow soon
Tuesday 11th November – Sunday 23rd November 2014
Here, There and the Elsewhere - Lincoln -
Here, There and the Elsewhere is a touring project supported by Arts Council England and Lincolnshire County Council. It explores space, time and the ways in which memory and anticipation influence the perception of place. The themes are treated in a general way and also in ways directly related to the five places on the tour.
The artist, Graham Underhill, made research visits to Lincoln on four separate occasions, making drawings, taking photographs and recording video. As an infrequent visitor he came to the city with an innocent eye and recorded images purely for their visual interest. In addition to visual impressions, written records of the incidents and sounds of everyday life were made for inclusion in the finished works.
Children from Monk’s Abbey Primary School and a senior resident of the city collaborated in the making of a video piece, providing their thoughts and memories for the sound track, bringing additional layers of memory, anticipation, imagination and meaning to the completed film.
To enrich the exhibition in Lincoln, the artist invites visitors to contribute their own memories and visual impressions of the city. What visual aspects of Lincoln are gone but not forgotten? What visual images are the highlights of the city? What thoughts of the past do the street names conjure up? What changes will the future bring? Thoughts can be added by posting them in writing at the exhibition, or by submitting them through the Lincoln pages of the project website:- www.herethereandtheelsewhere.com
Tuesday 16th September – Sunday 28th September
Lyn Lovitt & Mike Lovitt
Lyn Lovitt will be exhibiting a collection of paintings and pots, examining her interest in colour.
‘The Spirit Ship’. Life Beyond Death. The Journey.
Sculpture and images by Mike Lovitt. Additional collaboration by Leszek Dabrowski.
Exhibition open daily 10am – 4pm (closed Mondays)
Tuesday 2nd September – Sunday 14th September 2014
‘Aspects of the Feminine’
The first joint exhibition of work by artists Sylvia Soulsby and Ann Stoker.
‘Aspects of the Feminine’ explores the notion of ‘the feminine principle’ and how it might express itself. The concept of masculine and feminine principles has been in existence from time immemorial. Its roots may be found in many cultures, spiritual traditions and belief systems. Jung referred to the feminine principle as ‘the anima’ and the masculine principle as ‘the animus’, archetypes of the unconscious mind.
“Female refers to a person’s sex, ‘feminine’ is an attribute that either gender may integrate.”
Carol Wolf Winters PHD (excerpt from her book in progress)
Mon-Sat 10.00am – 5.00pm
Sunday 10.00am – 4.00pm
Tuesday 19th August – Sunday 31st August
Annie’s Summer Exhibition
A varied collection of the latest watercolours and oils by Anne. She is settling into an individual style and is enjoying painting in different parts of the country. Anne is looking forward to seeing you and welcomes the chance to discuss her work, she will be at the Gallery each day so come and browse with a tea or coffee!
Exhibition open daily 10.30 – 5pm
Tuesday 5th August – Sunday 17th August 2014
This new collection of work focuses on exploring and exploiting materials. Plant and wool fibres dominate. Colour creates impact.
Her overriding aim is to inform, excite, educate and enthuse. She has produced a rich and diverse range of unusual, tactile interactive artwork.
The exhibition includes work spanning 4 years and incorporates materials which have been given a new life.
Her fascination is with human beings and how they interact, constantly questioning who we are, what influences us, and how we are continually shaped by our environment and those around us.
In this exhibition she reflects on human communication, both conscious and subconscious.
Open daily 10am – 4pm (or by arrangement with the artist)
Tuesday 22nd July – Sunday 3rd August
An Exhibition by – Carol Butler, Jenny Hammerton, Janis Mitchell, Jo Slone and Ann Stoker. A diverse exhibition including drawing, painting, mixed media, print and ceramics. The artists are based in Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire and exhibit nationally. This will be their second group show in Lincoln.
Open daily 10am – 4pm (closed Mondays)
Tuesday 8th July – Sunday 20th July 2014
The Lincolnshire Artists’ Society, founded as the Lincolnshire Drawing Club, celebrated its Centenary in 2006. Inspired by the Cambridge Drawing Society founded in 1882, it was followed by the St Ives Society in 1927.
Primarily an exhibiting society welcoming artists from all over the county, the L.A.S. started out with an Annual Exhibition in the loose boxes of the stables at Monks Manor, Lincoln, the home of its founder, Miss Elsie Ruston, and her art collecting industrialist father, Joseph. It moved to the city’s Exchange Arcade in 1910 following interest from the press and public, then to a room in the new Central library eventually finding its ideal home in the Usher Gallery from 1927. A great survivor, it emerged from an enforced period of inactivity in the First World War and has had an unbroken run of exhibitions in Lincoln and around the county ever since.
The show at the Sam Scorer Gallery brings together work from across the county .Because the Society has over 100 members there is always strong competition for the opportunity to show in Lincoln. A diverse and vibrant show is in store.
Maggie Dean a long standing member of the Society left an endowment to the Society to fund an annual award presented for the most lively work in the Summer Show.
For the first time last year the award was been made through a visitor vote. With nearly 900 votes cast it proved a popular and lively talking point, with many lively family discussions between visitors about who was going to vote for which work. There were also some lively discussions on what a work needs to be lively.
All visitors will have the chance to form their own views and vote for their favorite work during the course of the show.
Open daily 10am – 4pm