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 firstname.lastname@example.org
HELEN TABOR, INSIDE OUT
10 August 2019 - 31 August 2019
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.
13 July 2019 - 9 August 2019
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
8 June 2019 - 12 July 2019
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
20 April 2019 - 12 May 2019
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
1 December 2018 - 31 January 2022
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
3 November 2018 - 3 November 2018
THE ART CONCEPT
5 October 2018 - 31 October 2018
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
1 September 2018 - 23 September 2018
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.
11 August 2018 - 27 August 2018
After the virtual sell out of Michaels last show, how could we not have him back. This exhibition will feature works from East Anglia and London and perhaps venues new.
GRAHAM WEBBER ROI IEA
14 July 2018 - 5 August 2018
Graham was born in North East Essex in 1980 and has always been interested in painting. After experimenting with different mediums and styles he developed a passion for oil painting. Most of Graham's paintings are inspired by small, seemingly insignificant observations, such as a fleeting play of light or subtle changes in colour observed in the landscape of East Anglia.
36TH ANNUAL EXHIBITION
9 June 2018 - 1 July 2018
This year we have an even bigger selection of artist for our 36th Annual Exhibition, over 220 works from artists including Frink, Seago, Bellany, Frost and Becker, also we will have all our regular gallery favourite artists plus some new to us and even these shores!
31 March 2018 - 23 April 2018
An varied and exciting exhibition of selected Members of the Pastel Society GB
10 January 2018 - 10 January 2023
A collection of works from this much admired Pastel Society member.
CHRISTMAS EXHIBITION 2017
2 December 2017 - 7 January 2023
A wonderfully varied selection of paintings and sculptures by leading Modern British and our most talented gallery artists.