SUMMER CLOSURE

The gallery will be closed from 17 – 24 August before we open up again for a late summer show (or early Autumn depending on the weather!), which starts on Saturday 29 August.

This show will feature a mixture of new and recent work by many of our existing gallery artists plus we will be introducing a few new names to the gallery so it’s a great chance to discover lots of interesting new pieces from paintings, original prints and mixed media to new textiles, jewellery and ceramics.

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LATE SUMMER SHOW 29 August – 26 September 2015 

Best Little Shops of Bath 2015

We are delighted that Quercus Gallery has been listed as one of The Bath Magazine’s Best Little Shops of Bath 2015.

View the full list here – we are in good company!

Queen Street is particularly pleased to welcome a brand new independent business at No. 5 – Spotty Herberts, which is a fantastic shop for children stocking all kinds of amazing clothes, treasures and trinkets.  Well worth a shopping visit to Queen Street!

New Sound & Vision Catalogue for Richard Young Exhibition

To accompany the show of paintings by Richard J S Young currently on display at Gascoyne Place Restaurant we are pleased to present this online catalogue of Richard’s work ‘Sound and Vision’ with text by Yasmin Namdjou.

View the catalogue here.

The exhibition ‘Sound and Vision’ has been extended until October so do pay Gascoyne Place Restaurant a visit where you can browse these powerful paintings over a glass of wine or some food.

CRAFTS SHOPS & GALLERIES GUIDE

Quercus Gallery is pleased to be listed in the new Shops and Galleries Guide 2015 published by Crafts Magazine in their August edition.

View the guide here. 

PRINT PORTFOLIO AVAILABLE

We are pleased to have available this limited edition portfolio of original prints published by The Borlase Smart John Wells Trust Studio in 2012.  ELEVEN contains prints by the tenant artists of The Borlase Smart John Wells Trust Studios in 2012, including John Mitchell, plus one by Michael Porter, Director of the Trust.

Nicola Bealing
Virginia Bounds
Steve Dove
John Emanuel
Naomi Frears
Rose Hilton
Gareth McCorry
Phil Medley
John Mitchell
Michael Porter
Jason Walker

The edition is limited to 50, printed by Mary Crokett on Somerset Velvet & Somerset Textured 300gsm

Please contact the gallery for further information and images.

NEW SHOW OPEN

Our new show ENCLOSURES is now up and running and continues until Saturday 15 August.

The show features 2D and 3D artworks by three distinctive artists working across the mediums of print, painting, drawing and sculpture.  Each artwork references some form of enclosure with the combination of pieces presenting interesting visual connections and contrasts throughout the exhibition.

A new body of work by Sandra Porter sits alongside previously unseen works by John Mitchell and we are delighted to be introducing prints by Katherine Jones to the gallery for the first time.  Katherine Jones is an award-winning artist based in London who studied printmaking at Cambridge School of Art and London’s Camberwell Colledge of Art.  Recently awarded multiple printmaking prizes in the UK her work is being recognised for its technical brilliance, distinctive depiction of light and strong iconography.

An interest in enclosures appear as a strong strand within each of the three artist’s output and this exhibition highlights an overlap between them. The pure, focused forms of John Mitchell’s ‘house-like’ shapes reveal his interest in the harmony of the Fibonacci Sequence that underpins so much of his work.  His enclosures are idealised, timeless shapes presented in sets of four across pure pigments of contrasting colours – coeruleum blue and indian red.  The forms are presented directly in order that the full essence of volume and arrangement of angles can be read and understood.

By contrast Katherine Jones’ use of enclosures initiate a narrative and sense of ambiguity.  The structures presented in her work play out a contrasting sense of security and void with the ‘house-like’ forms seemingly becoming symbols for our understanding of enclosures in different ‘scenes’ of lived experience.  Her works invite the viewer to navigate a visual environment created through layers of texture and colour.

Sandra Porter’s perspective on enclosures adds another dimension to the theme.  Her new works in this show were developed from observations of shed-like structures on the Isle of Skye called Bothans.  The artist was struck by the rich visual effect of the corrugated textures on these buildings, combined with the simplicity of their entire form.  The prints and paintings here display the abstracted essence of these physical structures distilled through Sandra’s distinctive vocabulary of grids and stripes.

View photographs of the exhibition here. 

QUEEN STREET PARTY SATURDAY 13 JUNE WORLD GIN DAY !

Queen Street & Harrington Place Street Party
Saturday 13 June, 12 – 6 pm

Celebrate World Gin Day 2015 in Bath as all the independent shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants along Queen Street and Harrington Place throw their first ever street party!

There will be guest gin distillers, local food and drink producers, tastings, music and stalls selling a variety of art, craft plus children’s toys & games. Fun and free from 12 – 6 pm!

Quercus will be serving up some ginspired artwork and ginspired cake outside the gallery under Queen Street’s archway.

Festival month in Bath

In the new issue of Galleries magazine Jonathan Benington from the Victoria Art Gallery introduces some of Bath’s exhibition highlights throughout this Festival month of May.

Thank you for including our Ed Kluz show in the line-up of exhibitions across the private and public art galleries in Bath.

The Bath International Music Festival embarks on its 67th season this year 15 – 26 May.

Bath Galleries feature

This month’s edition of Bath Life magazine is dedicated to Bath’s unique gallery scene, in which QG is delighted to feature on page 29.

View the full issue online here:

 

 

ED KLUZ SHOW PHOTOS

Here are some photos of our current Ed Kluz exhibition, which opened at the end of last week.  It was lovely to see so many people there on Friday appreciating the new work and enjoying a few Bath Gin G&Ts!

Alongside Ed’s work we are showing work by two more talented artists based in Brighton – original ceramics by Silvia K, and new jewellery by  Jo McDonald.

Next week some brand new pieces will be added to the show including:

Ralph Allen House, Bath, 2015, 22 x 32 cm
The Royal Crescent, Bath, 2015, 15.4 x 49 cm
Queens Square, Bath, 2015, 16 x 33 cm
The Holburne Museum, Bath, 2015, 65 x 80 cm
Prospect of Bath, 2015, 60 x 120 cm
Beckford’s Tower, 2015, scraperboard, 11 x 22.5 cm