We hold a varied number of solo and group exhibitions throughout the year in both gallery locations, and are committed to selecting new works of the highest quality to exhibit exclusively at Thompson's Galleries. read more In addition to what's on show, our stock rooms contain an impressive range of artworks which our staff are always glad to guide and comment through. Whether a certain motif, artist, or style is preferred, we are confident and capable to match a client with their preferences. Receive exclusive catalogues and e-updates by joining our client mailing list today; send contact details to us via enquiries@thompsonsgallery.co.uk

ANNUAL EXHIBITION 2020, Aldeburgh

ANNUAL EXHIBITION 2020, ALDEBURGH
1 June 2020 - 30 July 2020

Aldeburgh

Following last year's record-breaking 37th Annual Exhibition, our annual celebration of art and creativity continues in 2020.
Run without interruption since 1982, the Annual Exhibition is the galleries largest group exhibition of the year. Bringing together art in all mediums – prints and paintings, sculpture and more – by leading artists, Royal Academicians NEAC, RBA and RSMA members and household names as well as new and emerging talent.

Contact the Aldeburgh Gallery on john@thompsonsgallery.co.uk or phone +44 1728453743

Sherree Valentine-Daines SALE

SHERREE VALENTINE-DAINES SALE
4 May 2020 - 4 June 2020

Aldeburgh

A for the next few weeks we are offering a sale of our owned Anne Cotterill paintings.
More information please get in touch.
enquiries@thompsonsgallery.co.uk
01728453743

Anne Cotterill Sale

ANNE COTTERILL SALE
17 April 2020 - 17 April 2020

Aldeburgh

A for the next few weeks we are offering a sale of our owned Anne Cotterill paintings.
More information please get in touch.

NEAC: New English Arts Club

NEAC: NEW ENGLISH ARTS CLUB
11 April 2020 - 3 May 2019

Aldeburgh

The New English Arts Club is an elected society of artists. Orginally founded by a group of artists who were dissatisfied by the attitudes of the Royal Academy in 1886. Historically it hosted a range of artists with Impressionism and Post-Impressionism style, however today has many diverse styles of art adding richness and variety to the society.
We at Thompson's Gallery look forward to hosting our selected exhibition New English Arts Club members.
For more information please get in touch with the gallery.

Tessa Newcomb

TESSA NEWCOMB
7 March 2020 - 22 March 2020

Aldeburgh

To celebrate spring and British art we are holding  an exhibition by the hugely talented and well respected artist Tessa Newcomb. We will be showing carefully selected works, varying in size and medium but all with her distinct style and subject matter being at the fore. Tessa has become one of East Anglia’s most iconic artists depicting scenes from Suffolk and Norfolk, often gentle and amusing observations of life and typically with a relationship between human and animal apparent.  She captures the wonderful East Anglian light together with a quirkiness of the way of life in the East, often free spirited and authentic.  

Exhibiting Aldeburgh Gallery Artists

EXHIBITING ALDEBURGH GALLERY ARTISTS
17 January 2020 - 17 February 2020

Aldeburgh

Thompson’s Gallery, Aldeburgh has had a facelift and we are excited to show off our fabulous new colours with a mixed exhibition of our most favourite artists. We are showing Angela A’Court, Peter Wileman, Helen Tabor, Carl Melegari, Brita Granström, Christ Buck, Carol Peace, John Piper and Edward Seago amonst others and hope that you will have the opportunity to come and see these beautiful paintings and sculptures .

Christmas Exhibition

CHRISTMAS EXHIBITION
7 December 2019 - 12 January 2021

Aldeburgh

Aldeburgh, Mixed Exhibition

ALDEBURGH, MIXED EXHIBITION
1 October 2019 - 4 December 2019

Aldeburgh

Come to Thompsons’s Gallery, Aldeburgh and try looking at art from a different angle!
Throughout September we will be showing an eclectic mix of artists in the gallery and after a hugely successful summer we want to offer accessibility, variety and quality to this small but interesting exhibition, there will be something for everyone and you might discover something or someone new as we welcome autumn through the door.

Helen Tabor, Inside Out

HELEN TABOR, INSIDE OUT
10 August 2019 - 31 August 2019

Aldeburgh

Thompson’s Gallery in Aldeburgh is holding an eagerly awaited solo exhibition by the celebrated Scottish artist Helen Tabor. Helen’s wonderfully ethereal oil paintings of both people and landscapes have made her one of our most successful contemporary artists. For this particular solo exhibiton, Helen has explored how similar painting is to gardening, a colour combination, a composition, a feeling - takes on a life of its own and is guided by a force quite out of the artist’s control. She has to be patient and calmly trust that the decisions she makes will lead to something interesting and pleasing. The inspiration for the work in this exhibition has come from a variety of sources. Helen’s life in the countryside surrounded by trees, birdsong and animals, her garden and landscapes of the area around where she lives and seascapes of the wild and beautiful Western Isles of Scotland. Another unexpected area of inspiration has come from an interest in people of the far north who live close to the Arctic circle and Finland. The title for this exhibition ‘Inside out’ seems appropriate, referring partly to the recurring image in certain paintings of looking out or in through a window and partly to the combination of landscapes, seascapes and interiors in her work. More significantly though, it alludes to the idea of a painting beginning in the mind’s eye of the artist, like a seed or bulb and gradually emerging, taking on unexpected and wonderful shapes and turns as it develops its own identity.

Terence Clarke

TERENCE CLARKE
13 July 2019 - 9 August 2019

Aldeburgh

We have been exhibiting Terence’s wonderfully colourful and vibrant paintings for over twenty years and he has a large and very loyal following who certainly will not be disappointed by these stunning works. Terence’s work is characterized by strong draughtsmanship and the use of bold colour and is highly regarded for its composition. His landscapes and still lives are richly worked with a subtle and expressive use of paint, with influences ranging from Matisse to the Scottish Colourists.

We are delighted to have Terence with us again for this his 7th one man show with Thompsons Gallery.

Annual Exhibition 2019

ANNUAL EXHIBITION 2019
8 June 2019 - 12 July 2019

Aldeburgh

Thompson's Galleries biggest show of the year. 100 artists and over 250 works from Modern British to up and coming contemporary artists.

With new work arriving every day this is building into another stunning exhibition!

The Royal Society of British Artists

THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF BRITISH ARTISTS
20 April 2019 - 12 May 2019

Aldeburgh

An exhibition of selected members of this long established and most revered society.

A group of painters met at Lincoln’s Inn Fields on 21st May 1823 to form the Society of British Artists as an alternative to the Royal Academy where the membership was limited to fifty members. Although the Society was granted a Charter in 1846 it was not until Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee Year of 1887, under the leadership of James McNeill Whistler that the Society could have the prefix ‘Royal’ and Whistler raised the profile of the Society by setting standards of acceptance. In the years that followed, the Society attracted many painters and sculptors of note including Walter Sickert, Philip de László, LS Lowry, Henry Moore, Peter Greenham, Sir Roger de Grey, Carel Weight and Colin Hayes.

Christmas Exhibition 2018

CHRISTMAS EXHIBITION 2018
1 December 2018 - 31 January 2022

Aldeburgh

Another eclectic Christmas Exhibition mix of recent purchases, gallery regulars and new artists. John Clark is one of the artists exhibiting with us for the first time with his built people.

November Gallery Artists

NOVEMBER GALLERY ARTISTS
3 November 2018 - 3 November 2018

Aldeburgh

The Art Concept

THE ART CONCEPT
5 October 2018 - 31 October 2018

Aldeburgh

After a very successful, (Sold Out!) series of talks, do come along to the gallery as we will be exhibiting the participating artist works during October

The respected artists taking part where Robert Kelsey, Reet Gilday, Hashim Akib, Terence Clarke, Jenny Matthews and Sandra Pond and demonstrated how the different artists view and perform their creative process and work in different media.


John Piper CH

JOHN PIPER CH
1 September 2018 - 23 September 2018

Aldeburgh

John Piper is one of the most significant British artists of the 20th Century. Renowned for his powerful and romantic paintings of his native country, he worked across an extraordinary range of disciplines influencing the cultural landscape of modern Britain. Piper’s inspiration was taken from a love and knowledge of the British landscape, its buildings, monuments and their heritage.