Quercus Collections Exhibition photos

Photographs from our final gallery exhibition – Quercus Collections
30 January – 20 February 2016

QUERCUS GALLERY CLOSES FEBRUARY 2016

2016 brings some changes to Quercus Gallery as I will be taking some time out to have a baby from March.

Quercus Collections from 30 January – 20 February 2016 is our final exhibition, after which the gallery will be closed from 20 February.

Whilst I am very sad that this marks the end of Quercus Gallery’s time in Bath for now, I’m pleased to announce the launch of our new online online shop – Quercus Gallery Collections to carry the gallery forward.  This online gallery will feature curated collections of jewellery, artworks and objects and provide an ongoing platform to promote work by gallery artists. You will be able to keep in touch with favourite artists from our existing portfolio and discover new ones.

It is my sincere hope to be able to return to a gallery space in or around Bath in the future so please keep an eye out for our updates online over the next few months and I hope to see you at Quercus’ next venture!

I’d like to say how grateful I am to everyone who has supported the gallery in so many ways over the last few years and thank all the fantastic artists whose work I’ve had the pleasure of exhibiting in Bath.

Best wishes,

Evie Williams
evie@quercusgallery.co.uk

SMALL GIFT GUIDE

A selection of smaller gifts available at the gallery, under £20

Please contact the gallery if you’re interested in purchasing any pieces and having them posted.

Quercus Oak leaf keyring, £6.50 each 
leather, 12 x 4 cm, available in other colours

Matt Waite coffee cups, £20 each
Glazed Cornish stoneware
(H)17 x (W)18.5 cm

Q is for Quercus Bag, £12 each
Screen printed Q on heavy weight natural cotton
42 x 36 cm, mid-length handles

Tea Towel, £12 each
When Life Gives You Lemons Reach for the Gin!

Limited Edition printed bags by Henrietta Corbett, £4.50 each 
Large Bird with Curve, 48 x 45 (not including handles)

Tree and Sun, 40 x 32 cm, £4 each

Festive Lion, 40 x 32 cm, £4 each

 

 

ADORN EXHIBITION Opening event photographs

Thank you to Lucy from Dot & Photography for these lovely photos of the opening night of our jewellery showcase – ADORN earlier this month.  A great time was had – trying on jewellery and imbibing Bath Gin!

Lots more jewellery collections are available up until 24 December so make sure you visit the gallery for wearable Christmas ideas.

New show of Matt Waite Ceramics now open!

Thank you to everyone who came to the opening of Matt Waite’s new ceramics exhibition last night.  It was a wonderful start to the show and great to have such enthusiasm towards the new work.  Many pieces have already found new homes but you can see the full line-up of work here.

The show continues until 3 December.

Jewellery and Gin!

We’re looking forward to some early festivities next month at the opening of our jewellery show – ADORN – which starts with an evening of jewellery and Bath Gin on Friday 6 November.

The show is also open Sunday 8 November from 11 – 4 pm

We shall be showcasing fabulous new collections by existing gallery jewellers as well as introducing some fantastic new designers in the lead-up to Christmas.  The show celebrates creative jewellery making so you’ll find a range of individual hand-made pieces by a selection of leading jewellery designers from across the UK.

If you’re interested in attending this event please contact Evie Williams
evie@quercusgallery.co.uk   01225 428211  

New work by Adrian Mitchell coming soon …

We are looking forward to seeing Adrian Mitchell at the end of October when he travels over from Spain to deliver a new collection of his beautiful turned wooden vessels.  These new works, mainly crafted from Holm oak, have all been turned from green wood and allowed to dry slowly, change shape and in some cases crack to reveal interesting details.

These organic changes in material are very much part of the work, I see it as a mark of this place where we live and of the forces of the natural world. All the work is finished in oil and beeswax and the black pieces have ebonised using a natural process with a ferrous solution of wire wool dissolved in vinegar which reacts with the tannin in the oak.

Adrian lives and works in Andalucia, where he works with local timbers such as olive, almond, carob and chestnut, from trees often felled for firewood.  Using a few basic tools he achieves an intimacy with the wood, which guides his inspiration. His simple, unadorned forms turned from green wood and slowly air dried take on subtle natural distortions and express something of the harsh beauty of the landscape around him.

All images courtesy of the artist.  The new pieces will be available at the gallery from 6 November.  Please contact the gallery if you’d like to receive a full list of works.

MATT WAITE STUDIO VISIT

On Monday I had the chance to go and catch up with Matt Waite at his studio at Stowford Manor Farm near Trowbridge (where I also discovered some amazing blackberries!).

After rebuilding his kiln this year, Matt has been working on some really interesting new pieces and exploring different glazes.  I’m delighted to say that many of these new pieces will be going into his exhibition at the gallery in November.  I took a few behind the scenes photos in his studio and caught some of the new work.  Alongside the number of individual pieces for the show Matt is also making a new range of tableware exclusively for the gallery, which will be revealed in November so watch this space! And do sign up to the mailing list to receive an invitation to Matt’s show 20 November – 3 December.

NEW ARTISTS SUMMER 2015

Our newly opened ‘Late Summer Show’ sees the introduction of six new artists to the gallery.

We’re delighted to be showing three Bristol-based artists: Ian Chamberlain, Stewart Geddes RWA and Midge Naylor RWA, Bath artists: Andrew Lansley and Sally Muir along with textile designs from Birmingham-based Rosie Moss.

Ian Chamberlain is an experienced printmaker and lecturer based in Bristol.  He is fascinated by symbols of derelict technologies and portrays these man made objects and forms in his intricate etchings.  See more … 

Stewart Geddes is a Royal West of England Academician whose work is embedded in a language that seeks to combine the kinetic characteristics of Cubism and the notion of the Modern Ruin.   By layering and and excavating his materials Stewart’s compositions offset visual tensions and resolutions with contrasting surface textures. See more …

Midge Naylor is also a Royal West of England Academician, living and working in Bristol.  Her landscape-based gesturally abstract paintings are strongly influenced by the landscape of her upbringing in Scotland.  See More …

Andrew Lansley is a painter and printmaker whose work is generated from direct experience of location with a focus on landscape, marine and architectural subjects.  Images are developed using raw pigment combined with a variety of tempera mediums, including egg, casein, varnish and watercolour.  See more …

Sally Muir is a painter who lives and works in Bath.  Known for her distinctive portraits, dog paintings and landscape studies Sally directly engages with her subjects with bold, spontaneous brushstrokes. See more …

Rosie Moss is a Midlands based textile designer who hand dyes, prints and makes all of her textile products ranging from cushions to bags. Her designs are informed by various forms of vernacular arts and crafts and she is particularly inspired by the playful qualities of Mid-century Scandinavian designers.  See more …

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.

Read more here:
LATE SUMMER SHOW 29 August – 26 September 2015