Future Events

Planned exhibitions for the forthcoming months are listed below. If you would like to discuss exhibiting at the Gallery on the Green, please contact the Curator.




Jim de Rivieres – return of the moth man


 

Wingspread 34 mm. Collected at Lac Bonin, Quebec on September 8, 2006.

8 July  – 18 September 2017

Jim des Rivières photographs moths around the world. Using a desktop scanner instead of a camera, he directly captures high-resolution digital images of moths which reveal their intricate wing patterns and colours. By putting moths under a spotlight, Jim raises awareness of these important, but lesser-known, building blocks of our ecosystem. This follow-on to his Gallery on the Green show in Summer 2010 includes 28 moth species representing a tiny cross-section of the moth species found in the immediate locale of the photographer’s home in Ottawa, Canada. More information at www.moths.ca/




Paul Rogers – ICONIC


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19 September 2017 – 25 November 2017
ICONIC is a collection of photographic images illustrating ‘ice cream point-of-sale models’ in a variety of different settings and circumstances.  Although having been made in a range of locations most, if not all, of the cones carry the same message, which is to promote the sale of ice cream, with all the pleasure and enjoyment that this entails.  As the cones become an enduring artefact of British cultural identity – icons – we thought it appropriate to exhibit the work in a now permanent, example of British iconicity, the red telephone box.  Paul Rogers has exhibited previously in the Gallery on the Green with ‘Life Line’, in the summer of 2013, and in joining Roger Taylor with a project in the  spring of 2015 entitled ‘Click’ .
 



The poetry of Tom Twisleton


 

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26 November 2017 – 25 January 2018

The Gallery is once again linking up with the inspiring Settle Stories group for this year’s winter exhibition.

A hundred years after the death of  Craven dialect poet Tom Twisleton we are together seeking to bring back to life the words of a man who captured the essence of  rural Craven in Victorian times. Settle stories will be working with young people to look not just at the words but also the social issues that lie behind them and so give an insight into life in this area as seen through the eyes of a poet who lived from 1845 to 1917 and was  a farmer and a temperance advocate as well as a fine wordsmith.  For more on the Settle Stories project visit Settle Stories




Kerry McKenna’s magical mystery slates


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26 January 2018 – 23 March 2018

Kerry McKenna was born in Wales but  now lives with her family near to Avebury in Marlborough Wiltshire, the famous village that’s inside an ancient stone circle.  Many people have been drawn to Avebury with its magical qualities and Kerry, being one, specifically likes to paint magical mystical scenes onto pieces of slate. Her husband Tom collects, cleans and cuts the slates into shapes ready for Kerry to paint.

In addition to the magic inspired scenes on show in this exhibition Kerry also paints commissions for people in many countries especially the USA and Canada. She also holds Art On Slate workshops teaching the techniques of slate painting.

For more about Kerry visit her website: Kerry McKenna slates