New work to open the season

until 7th May        Tues – Sat 10.30-5


As Covid fears closed our Christmas exhibition early, we again show SALLY HOLMAN, who has been busily painting during the new year, both landscapes and Still Lifes. REECE INGRAM too has added to his collection of clay bird sculptures, after spotting Pipits and other shore birds in winter walks along the Tin Coast. GUY ROYLE, best known for his silver, gold and stone jewellery, introduces another facet of his artistic skills in a series of Japanese-style woodcuts, displayed on the walls of the Glasshouse gallery alongside new work from JILL FANSHAWE KATO and woven cushions by SUE MARSHALL and rugs by RHIAN WYMAN. HELEN NOCK, another versatile artist, has produced a striking collection of aluminium and silver earrings, brooches and shawl pins when the weather was too harsh for working outside on her sculptures and slate tables. There will, however, be a selection of these too in the gardens.

Colour and opulence gleam from SUTTON TAYLOR’s latest collection of lustrous ceramics, and MELVYN EVANS’ subtle lino-cut prints look splendid on the main gallery walls. All these, plus new scarves by ALISON DUPERNEX and rich necklaces by RITA SERES bring renewed lift to the gallery after the winter months of closure.

This is a shorter exhibition than usual as preparations are in hand for the extensive retrospective exhibition ‘HOMAGE TO JOHN MALTBY’, opening on 21st and 22nd May, when the book ‘JOHN MALTBY – A Life of Creativity’ will be launched to accompany the exhibits.