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
MICHAEL ADAMSON: NORTHERN VISTAS
23 June 2021 - 10 July 2021
Canadian abstract painter Michael Adamson makes a highly anticipated return to London, unveiling a stunning new body of work. 'Northern Vistas' sees the artist consider a variety of topics within one solo exhibition- resulting in a range of sizes, palettes, and techniques.
Adamson is the product of a trifecta of creative institutions- Ryerson University, Toronto (1991) Vancouver's Emily Carr Institute of Art + Design (1993-97), & Universität Kunsthochschule Kassel (1996). Combining his formal training with an early career in video and photography, Adamson emerged with a unique and undeniably enticing painting style. At the centre of his works is the convergence of personal expression and nods to cultural history. Adamson uses his paintings as a kind of shorthand, encompassing a range of the artists responses to observations, ideas and emotions.
ANNUAL EXHIBITION 2021
12 June 2021 - 4 July 2021
The largest of the galleries exhibitions, after the success of our Modern British exhibition this time the Annual features all contemporary artists, some new, some regulars, some returning faces and some we just cant not include!
TYRONE DEANS: SYSTEMIC FREEDOM
18 May 2021 - 5 June 2021
Thompson’s Gallery London proudly presents the debut solo exhibition of mixed media painter Tyrone Deans, 'Systemic Freedom' from 18 May - 5 June 2021.
Deans is a chartered architect balancing a fine art practice from various studios between Jamaica, Sweden and England. Born into a Jamaican family, Deans' work is deliberately material and inquisitive, exploring concepts of identity, culture, and class with every layer applied to the surface. Deans wields mixed media purposefully, integrating elements such as Ghanaian Kente fabric and found historical documents to drive conversation beyond formalism. As colourful as they are complex, Deans’ paintings are inviting and open-ended by nature acknowledging that history is formed by both those who have power and those without, and that both sides are of equal importance to remember and understand.
15 May 2021 - 6 June 2021
The Modern British Art era began after the first World War, an inherently significant cultural period. This epoch saw the rise of painters and sculptors such as Henry Moore, John Piper, Mary Potter, Terry Frost, Sir Robin Philipson, John Bellany, and Mary Fedden to name a few. This period of artistic output contains a range of style and focus- natural subject matter such as landscape and still life remained emphasised; scenes of leisure and enjoyment were prevalent; and those elevating abstraction saw a surge of interest and legitimacy much in part to Picasso’s growing influence. Thompson’s Gallery has proudly specialised in Modern British Art since its founding in 1982, and invite you to enjoy this expertly selected range of works from this pivotal period.
Aldeburgh, 15 May - 6 June 2021
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PATSY MCARTHUR: FLUX
27 April 2021 - 15 May 2021
'Flux' 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.
ANDREW TOZER 'IMPRESSIONS OF CORNWALL'
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
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.
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.
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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A VIRTUAL FEBRUARY, ALDEBURGH
2 February 2021 - 28 February 2021
A selection of New, Recent and some of my Favourites. all currently in the Aldeburgh Gallery, if you see anything you like we can soon put it in the window for you to view, during your daily exercise!
LONDON ART FAIR ONLINE "THE YEAR AHEAD"
18 January 2021 - 6 February 2021
Thompson's Gallery London will bring London Art Fair to the gallery for the 2021 edition.
Thompson's exhibiting fair artists have been more motivated than ever, working from their home studios across the end of a trying but inspiring 2020 to bring their best work to date.
In partnership with the dynamic force of LAF's marketing team, Thompson's Gallery will give centre stage to the unveiling of artwork which traditionally opens the calendar year.
Exhibiting artists include: Paul Wright, Peter Wileman, Helen Tabor, Tyrone Deans, Chris Buck, John Clark, Peter King, Tony de Wolf, James Fullarton and Ian Weatherhead