Press and News – SUMMER EXHIBITION – The Gallery at Bevere, Worcester

Press and News - SUMMER EXHIBITION - The Gallery at Bevere, Worcester - The Gallery at Bevere is a major centre for modern and contemporary studio ceramics and pottery - along with quality paintings and original prints, glass artworks, woodwork, metalwork and jewellery by well known British and International Artists - Framing, Café and Summer Sculpture Trail.

SUMMER EXHIBITION

Sculptures, Ceramics and Paintings

5th – 31st August 2008

Kim Taylor tells us “The Summer Exhibition at The Gallery at Bevere, is a veritable feast for the senses.”

The ‘Gallery in the Garden’ Sculpture Trail takes you over the lush lawns, down the sweeping drive and on into the fantastic laurel woods, surrounding Bevere Knoll. Feel the warmth of the summer sun whilst listening to the birds serenading from the boughs above, all the time looking out for another exciting sculpture located at the end of a winding wooded path or confidently in full view on the lawns or nestled amongst the shrubs and specimen trees. With care, we encourage guests to feel the sculptures on show from the coolness of the stone pieces to the textures of the ceramics and the polished surfaces of the bronzes.

The Café Upstairs offers a tray service in the gardens allowing visitors the opportunity to continue to experience the sculptures whilst enjoying freshly prepared light bites and beverages al fresco.

The Inside the galleries, we are continuing to exhibit an exciting and provoking selection of ceramics and paintings where decoration and detail are the themes.

If clay is the body of the pot then decoration is the voice.

Jean-Paul Landreau says that each of his designs is intended to “sing out to the viewers’ own imagination” whereas Mark Dally’s sculptural pieces suggest a mysterious function that is never explained. He tries to engage viewers through humour and curiosity to create their own answers about the value and importance of the piece.

The detail in the paintings range from the intricate and deliberate pencil marks of Valerie Briggs work to the abstraction of the detail in Thelma Ayre’s modern landscapes in oils and Trudy Lyn’s use of found objects on an acrylic canvas. Scottish artist Niall McWilliam aims to conjure moods in is work, which the audience can share and enjoy. He has developed his painting techniques allowing a layering of materials that are built up creating a visual depth to his work.

We are delighted be showing David Poxon‘s work in the summer exhibition having been recently awarded the Frank Herring prize for best still life painting at the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour Exhibition at the Mall Gallery, London.

Alastair Taylor says “The Gallery at Bevere is a wonderful destination in the summer with plenty to occupy anyone whether an art enthusiast, ceramics collector, gardener or family looking for a stimulating, interesting and relaxing place to visit.”

Ceramics

Jean-Paul Landreau, Mark Dally, Bridget Drakeford, Jim Robison

Paintings

Thelma Ayre, David Poxon, Niall Mc William, Trudy Lyn, Valerie Briggs, Claire Yates, Mike Salt

Forthcoming events and exhibitions

6th – 28th September

Masters of their Art

CeramicsWalter Keeler and Yasuda TakeshiPaintingsHoward Coles, Paul Talbot Greaves, Sue Howells, John Whittal

2nd October – 31st October 2010

New Creations

4th September – 26th September 2010

Eric James Mellon – Potter and Painter

7th August – 29th August 2010

The German Show – an exciting mix of styles and approaches in German studio pottery

3rd July – 1st August 2010

In the New Space – The Bowl

5th June – 27th June 2010

The Summer Show In the New Space

30th April – 30th May 2010

Of the Earth – Chris Carter – A solo show by one of the singular voices of studio ceramics

6th March – 28th March 2010

The Salt Show – An exhibition to demonstrate the growing interest in salt glazing and the diversity of the styles and approaches

6th March – 28th March 2010

The Salt Show – An exhibition to demonstrate the growing interest in salt glazing and the diversity of the styles and approaches

6th February – 28th February 2010

Figuratively Speaking – The first figurative / sculptural ceramic exhibition that has been mounted at the gallery. It involves a number of the most exciting artists in contemporary ceramics

9th January – 31st January 2010

The Graduate Show – brings together some of the most promising ceramic and applied arts graduates from the 2009 graduation

5th December – 31st December 2009

The Christmas Show – Across the galleries a diverse range of ceramics, paintings, prints, jewellery, glass, floral designs and wood with Christmas in mind

7th November – 29th November 2009

Out of the Fire – An exhibition of ceramics by potters for whom the firing process is more than the final stage of the making process

3rd October – 1st November 2009

Print and Clay – An exhibition of ceramics and original prints

5th Spetember – 27th September 2009

Out of America – An exhibition of ceramics and original photographs

8th August – 30th August 2009

Pattern, Colour and Form

4th July – 2nd August 2009

Art Europe / John Piper

6th June – 28th June 2009

The Glass and Wood Show / Ceramics by Jill Fanshawe Kato

2nd May – 31st May 2009

South Wales Potters Association Group Show

4th April – 26th April 2009

TOGETHER – An exhbition of ceramics, bronze and paintings

7th March – 29th March 2009

HUMOUR AND THE SURREAL

7th February – 1st March 2009

UP-FRONT! and BEYOND THE TRADITION

10th January – 1st February 2009

THE GRADUATE SHOW 09 – Featuring work by 21 Graduates from 2008 in Ceramics, Glass, Wood, Textiles, Metal and Painting

6th December – 28th December 2008

THE CHRISTMAS SHOW – An exhibition of Ceramics and Paintings

1st November – 28th December 2008

Christmas Courtyard – selling locally made individual stylish decorations for Christmas and beyond

4th October – 30th November 2008

Form, Tone and Texture – An exhibition of Ceramics and Paintings

6th September – 28th September 2008

MASTERS OF THEIR ART – An exhibition of Ceramics and Paintings by highly regarded experts

5th July – 31st August 2008

SUMMER EXHIBITION – Sculptures, Ceramics and Paintings

7th June – 29th June 2008

Henri Matisse at The Gallery – An exhibition of Henri Matisse Original Lithographs

5th April – 1st June 2008

The Art Of Dining – An exhibition of Paintings and Ceramics

1st March – 30th March 2008

From The Same Earth – An exhibition of Pastel Paintings and Ceramics

12th January – 24th February 2008

The Graduate Show – update

12th January – 24th February 2008

The Graduate Show – Work by 17 of the best graduates from 2007 in ceramics and glass

1st December – 30th December 2007

Full Circle – Greece and Bevere – an exhibition of original paintings by Christopher Hughes

3rd November – 25th November 2007

Individual Voices – an exhibition of Ceramics and Paintings

6th October – 28th October 2007

Tradition and Talent – an exhibition of Ceramics and Paintings

1st September – 29th September 2007

Peninsula Exhibition – an exhibition of Ceramics and Paintings

4th August – 25th August 2007

Exploring new boundaries – an exhibition of Ceramics and Paintings

1st July – 28th July 2007

If you go down to the woods today……

2nd June – 28th July 2007

The Craft Potters Association at fifty – a veritable who’s who and A-Z of style, technique and expression

5th May – 26th May 2007

“New Pots” solo exhibition featuring stoneware pottery by Phil Rogers

7th April – 28th April 2007

“Spring Surprises – New Vessels” featuring John Jelfs with Claudia Lis and Françoise Dufayard

3rd March – 31st March 2007

“Figures, Objects, Abstracts” featuring John Higgins, Jude Jelfs and Christy Keeney

3rd Feb – 24th Feb 2007

“Difference and Diversity in Clay” by Bethan Lloyd Worthington, Clare Crouchman, Ninna Gøtzsche, Annabel Faraday and James and Tilla Waters

6th Jan – 22nd Jan 2007

“New Faces, New Work” by 2005 Degree Show potters from Harrow and Wolverhampton Schools of Ceramics

2nd Dec – 30th Dec 2006

“Raku – The Spirit in the Fire” works by Tim Andrews, David Jones and Emma Johnstone

4th Nov – 25th Nov 2006

Porcelain – A Capricious Beauty” by Chris Keenan, Jack Doherty and Joanna Howells

7th Oct – 28th Oct 2006

An exhibition of Ceramics by Emma Rodgers and Tina Vlassopulos

2nd Sept – 30th Sept 2006

“Now and Then” by Jitka Palmer and Earthenware, Stoneware and Porcelain by Roger Lewis

5th Aug – 26th Aug 2006

“Ceramics by Two Potters”

1st July – 29th July 2006

Solo ceramics exhibition by Paul Jackson.

3rd June – 24th June 2006

Ceramics and Art Exhibition – Featuring slipware pottery by Clive Bowen and Michael Eden.

5th May – 27th May 2006

Ceramics Exhibition – Featuring the works of Jane Hamlyn, John Pollex and Gilda Westermann

The Gallery at Bevere, Worcester
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