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
PAUL WRIGHT "PROFILES"
24 February 2021 - 13 March 2021
Paul Wright in widely known for this dynamic and emotive portraits since he was shortlisted for the BP Portrait award in 2006 and later in 2015 with his portrait of Simon Armitage CBE.
For this exhibition Paul has entirely focus on just twelve powerful heads no bigger than sixteen inches square of people who have influenced and shaped his lives.
'Profiles' is a survey of likeness, vaunting the mystique of anonymity in a time where humans increasingly wield their image for personal, capital and social gain.
Paring back the concept of portraiture, Wright poses questions about the modern practice of portrayal. What motivates the depiction and dissemination of likeness today? What control is taken back or conceded, by recording likeness through analogue means in lieu of Smartphones and digital cameras?
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ANGELA A'COURT PS: "ALL THAT I BELONG TO"
6 March 2021 - 22 March 2021
'I work from moments of inspiration: I notice the way tulips droop
in a vase, or the way two colours look together. Mundane images
make me reach for my sketch book, rendering me a chronicler, a
visual writer. My work not only grows out of those moments; it
references those moments.'
This body of work is a sympathetic response to the poem 'By Heart' by Thomas John Carlisle which the artist found over 30 years ago while looking through her mother's affairs after she passed away.
17 March 2021 - 10 April 2021
ANN SHRAGER NEAC
3 April 2021 - 18 April 2021
Ann Shrager is a much loved British artist who is a member of the NEAC and trained at the Byam Shaw School of Painting and the Royal Academy Schools. She trained under Bernard Dunstan at Byam Shaw who gave her the advice to “paint what you love and love what you paint” which she feels makes you emotionally involved in your subject and in turn shows in the work you create. She went onto the Royal Academy Schools to be taught glazing techniques and how to expand her paintings both in size and medium by Tony Eyton and Jane Dowling and subsequently to leaving the Royal Academy Schools, Ann was offered exhibitions in various galleries which has led to a successful career as an artist. One Ann's favourite subjects are elephants and their relationship with their mahouts and also goat herders and in particular a black goat which appears in several compositions as well as Indian brides and grooms and ladies in saris and various birds. She likes to paint bleached landscapes and seascapes and has been influenced by Indian and Persian miniatures which is evident in many of her paintings. Ann uses oil paint diluted with turps as her medium because it behaves like watercolour and she draws her composition first and if it fails she will draw a different composition on top and this means there could be as many as four different paintings on top of each other which leads to a build up of impasto. There is a quietness about Ann’s work and although colour is a key part in her paintings there is a subdued softness coupled with simplicity and space.
ANDREW TOZER 12 PAINTINGS
24 April 2021 - 9 May 2021
"I am from a Cornish farming family and for as far back as I can remember, I have loved being in the open air being at one with nature. Roaming cliffs, beaches, woodlands and creeks was the backdrop to my childhood. As a young boy I felt drawn to painting and was inspired by my mother who was also an artist.
At the age of 19, I moved to London to study Art at the University of Westminster. From there I went on to Central St Martin’s School of art. After 5 years, I yearned to return to Cornwall to do what I loved most – paint. I learnt my craft of painting en-plein-air whilst in London. The Thames, Richmond and Kew Gardens were all favourite haunts. Moving back to Cornwall in 1998, I quickly established a good reputation with many sell-out shows to my name. In terms of painting, I am at my happiest when working outside en-plein-air." Andrew Tozer
PATSY MCARTHUR - THE ESSENCE OF MOVEMENT
27 April 2021 - 15 May 2021
‘The Essence of Movement’ speaks directly to McArthur’s interest in exploring the grace and power of movement through still images. Her depictions of figures in motion convey a sense of energy or potential energy through a static drawing.
Using a monochrome palette, MacArthur strips down her images by removing the seduction of colour and demanding a focus on the content of her drawing. Throughout her career McArthur has worked with freerunners, acrobats and even trampolinists, successfully capturing their motion within her work.
TYRONE DEANS - DEBUT SOLO EXHIBITION
18 May 2021 - 5 June 2021
Thompson's Gallery proudly presents Tyrone Deans' debut solo exhibition of mixed media paintings in Summer 2021. Born in London to a Jamaican family, Deans draws from his heritage and metropolitan surroundings to create works that are as beautifully gripping as they are probing and challenging.
Deans works by layering up oil paint, acrylic, chalk and oil stick, shea butter, marker, found objects and more onto his canvases. The artist incorporates scripted passages etched into material's surface ranging from a thought to repetitions of a term, title or name. The culmination of Deans' process is markedly material, a dominating presence asking questions about national and cultural definitions.
Tyrone Deans splits time painting between Brixton, Jamaica, and Sweden, allowing the local weather conditions to play a role in the formation of a piece. Preferring to work outdoors, he is prone to leave canvases in the elements between sessions along the creative process.
FOUR ARTISTS, 'ON THE RISE'
8 June 2021 - 26 June 2021
Thompson's Gallery is proud to present 'On the Rise', an exhibition showcasing four exciting young artists bursting onto the scene.
'On the Rise' features all new paintings by Suffolk native Ania Hobson, Swiss painter Julia Moniewski, and Londoners Kemi Onabule and Athena Anastasiou.
Enter the worlds of each artist in their respective body of work- Hobson records her social and family circles with remarkable texture and stylistic flare; Moniewski melds her figures into shapes and colourways to harmonious entrancing effect; Onabule infuses biography, myth, and imagination into narrative scenes; Anastasiou quite literally weaves into surfaces to reinforce her exploration of heritage and connection.
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JUDITH BRIDGLAND & JENNY MATTHEWS
10 July 2021 - 30 July 2021
Two of Scotland's most popular artists united at Thompson's Gallery Aldeburgh again. Judith's wonderful rich and creamy oils contrast yet compliments beautifully Jenny's deftly painted watercolours of favoured botanical subjects and landscapes
7 August 2021 - 22 August 2021
The ever popular and colourful Terence Clarke is back for another one man show. With landscapes and still lives from his travels in Spain, the South of France and home, plus more than likely, some from further afield too!