Exhibitions

David Evans

20th April to 2nd June

Professional artist David Evans is exhibiting his wonderful array of art inspired by Sherwood Forest at Focus Gallery this month for our third solo showcase of the year. David Evans draws stunning works of art, both figure work and portraiture as well as landscape in an abstract style. Through developing techniques such as blending with sanguine pencil or lyrically flowing brush strokes with indigo ink he brings scenes to life. David draws inspiration from the forest, specifically the ancient oaks. He is heavily influenced by classic design such as ‘The Book of Kells’, Kirituhi tattooing or ‘The Dawn of the Floating World’. Through this his passion for drawing is given an outlet; whether it be through pencil, pen or brush his aim to capture the cumber of the bow of a tree or subtle curve of a spine always comes through. David’s motivation is to ‘create beautiful art’ with his stand-alone pieces, by not being focused upon the meaning within his work he simply creates unique ways to view the world around him.

Optic: Photography Exhibition

29th May to 9th June

GROUND FLOOR EXHIBITION SPACE:

OPTIC is a photography exhibition featuring the work of 9 final year NTU Photography students. The exhibition will be open to the public 10am-5pm Tuesday-Saturday from the 29th May to the 9th June. The private view will be held 6pm-8pm on Thursday 31st May.

Featuring work by:
Jade Fantom
Laura Neale
Oliver Dickinson
Tessa Maidman
Rebecca Cank
Anna May Duddridge
Gianfranco Castagna
Beth Oliver
Jamal Sterrett

Julie Vernon

27th July to 8th September

Julie Vernon is an award winning artist creating one off pieces for sale, exhibitions and commission in her beautiful Nottinghamshire workshop. Working with a mix of materials from vitreous glass, ceramic and vintage porcelain through to natural marble and slate, Julie creates the most gorgeous array of colourways, patterns and styles within her pieces.

We look forward to showing you all in July.

Helena Tyce

14th September to 27th October

Join us in welcoming another local designer to our exhibition wall. Helena Tyce creates beautiful artwork for both the younger and older generations, from nursery rhyme wall art for the little ones to artwork incorporating pastimes such as cycling, running, climbing for the athletes you just dont know what to buy for.

This will be a lovely exhibition from the artist who designed all the artwork for the wonderful 'Gloworm' festival which will have just celebrated its third year.

Corrina Rothwell

2nd November to 23rd December

Corrina Rothwell is a self-taught artist, illustrator and greeting card publisher who is well known in Nottingham to create colourful, witty cards and prints inspired by everyday life. She now moves into large scale paintings full of colour and the bigger the better with these wonderful pieces.

"This series of paintings has evolved from my initial return to painting in 2016 where I was working on multi coloured paintings of cats' faces. I found myself less and less inclined to depict actual things in my pictures. It took me a while to relax into the idea that I didn't have to paint pictures of things and that it was ok just to go with what felt right without knowing what the painting was about. I got really involved in the whole process of mark making and putting colours together. Over time it's become apparent to me that much of the work is about journeys, and change, and the transition from dark to light with all the obstacles that lie in between. A lot of the work was done whilst I was in the process of moving house which I think has had a significant impact."

Corrina also creates private and commercial illustration projects and is currently writing and illustrating a children's picture book. This show will be a brilliant one, now sadly moved to later in the year due to time constraints from the gallery, but it will be well worth the wait.

 

Christmas Showcase

2nd November to 24th December

A mix of artwork for the festive season.