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 email@example.com
25 June 2022 - 17 July 2022
A mixed exhibition featuring contemporary artists united by the use of paper forming the basis of their works.
Typically the starting point and medium for many artists, paper can be a way to not only generate ideas, but become the work itself; a versatile, humble material with many possibilities.
This focussed show presents different perspectives and subject matter - animals, still life, depictions of landscapes and curious figures, made up of hundreds of meticulously hand cut paper forms - much more than meets the eye, combining traditional and experimental approaches such as drawing and collage.
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29 October 2022 - 12 November 2022
Max Tannahill is from Bangor, County Down, in the north of Ireland. He travelled to Australia where exposure to the work of aboriginal artists left a deep impression. Max returned to England in 1989 to study bookbinding for two years and it was during this period, living in the Essex coastal village of Wivenhoe, that he started carving his unique fish from the plentiful supply of driftwood gleaned from the shoreline and estuaries nearby.
Max's sculptures vary enormously in size from small individual flat fish to 4 metre long installations of shoals of fish swimming alongside boat remnants. Lead and copper are sometimes incorporated into the fish he creates. His world is essentially simple; imagined, and governed to a large extent by the constraints of the material.