Meryl is versatile and creative in her output. This fish is one of her latest pieces. She has a wide collection of jewellery at the gallery and a number of her distinctive ceramic sculptures.
The gallery will be shut:
Monday 24th December to Thursday 27th December
Monday 31st January to Tuesday 1st January
The exhibition has been admired by everyone. Come and see Rolf Wojciechowski’s subtle images revolving around homelessness and the frailty of our existence. Rolf is available in the gallery to talk to about his work during normal opening hours
The closing evening will be 6-8pm on Saturday 8th December with free drinks, nibbles and music.
For one day only Angela Stanger-Leathes will have a selection of Limelight Classic Books Collection to browse and buy at downstairs in the Tower House Gallery. There will be 19th Century antiquarian, children’s illustrated books and modern first editions. Many are rare editions and very collectable.
Pipe Dreams is a photo construction based on pavement pictures, advertisements and figures showing the frailty of our existence. In the words of Rolf himself:
“Photography with another dimension” challenging “the reliability of our visual perception of reality in the urban environment. The juxtaposition of images of pipes and drains, homeless people and the constant appearance and disintegration of advertisement, is a reminder of the impermanence of our existence.
There will be an Open Evening 6 – 8pm Saturday 10th November which has free wine, nibbles and music.
The exhibition will run during our normal opening hours until Saturday 8th December when there will be a Closing Evening 6 – 8pm. with free wine, nibbles and music.
The exhibition will start on Wednesday 25th July until the end of August. We aim to highlight the work of Northeast England Beached Bird Surveys group (NEBBS) who have been collecting birds for analysis and the results of the analysis so far coordinated by Dan Turner at Dove Marine Laboratories.
If you feel strongly about the tide of plastic around us come and have a look at some of the research showing the results of it. Or if you would like to do something about it then there are ways you could help. Even if you are not really bothered see what it means for you and your descendants.
We have a studio for rent with a ceramic kiln for use whenever needed. The terms of the rent would be negotiated depending on the amount of involvement you would want with the gallery. For instance you may want to use the gallery as an exhibition space for which we could waiver commission if you are renting a space and helping run the gallery. If you would like to be involved with the gallery it would be very helpful and would be a good learning experience. We are looking for someone to look after the gallery one day a week as I rely on volunteers to do this. Obviously if you are wanting to exhibit your work in the gallery we would have to see your work.
The gallery is also exhibiting environmental themes so if you have an interest in that area you are very welcome.
We are looking for anyone who is genuinely interested in art to volunteer 1 day a week to look after the gallery. You will have plenty of support and it will be a learning opportunity. You can meet and chat to customers and it is a very social experience. There is also the opportunity to do your own work in the studio area if you like on the quieter periods of the day. Please email, ring or text Rose if interested.