CAROLINE MCMILLAN DAVEY
9TH SEPTEMBER – 30TH SEPTEMBER 2017
We will be exhibiting a collection of new original paintings by Caroline McMillan Davey, inspired by the landscapes of Somerset and Devon.
“My work reflects my love for places I have visited, usually on holiday, but sometimes on specific trips at other times of the year. I work mainly from sketches, memory, and intuition, trying to recreate a feeling and atmosphere that I felt at the time. Many elements come together in making a painting successful, colour and tone, line and edge, composition and texture, but there is also that unknown factor which makes a painting special.”
DAVID HARRISON – REMAKE REMODEL
MONDAY 5TH JUNE – SATURDAY 3RD JULY
David Harrison’s paintings, drawings and sculptures draw on a rich vocabulary of myth, history and symbol to present an acutely observed, emphatically contemporary world where the natural and supernatural go hand in hand.
For his forthcoming solo exhibition at Churchgate Gallery, the artist will show wall-based works alongside previously unseen sculptures. Shaped from cheap, prosaic and recycled materials such as cardboard off-cuts, Harrison’s sculptures present us with representatives of the animal kingdom, such as a flock of birds, along with symbolic figures from the past, from myth, or from fiction. Embodying our throw-away society and its effects upon our wider environment, these sculptures make explicit the paramount importance of nature to the artist. His dexterity with such materials, meanwhile, allows each object, despite its humble origins, to possess an alarming, talismanic potency, and an iconic simplicity.
This exhibition is also an opportunity to purchase a unique, limited edition perfume by David Harrison, which has been a year in the making, made from plant extracts sourced from the artists garden.
Celebrating natural magic and the power of its essence, it invokes field and woodland sprites with its seductive top notes of rose and bewitching vervain. This takes us to its heart of spicy cardamon, petitgrain and the sweetness of violet and orris root. Leading us to its base, we are met with the woodland scent of dreamy Artimisia and wormwood, otherworldly elemi, earthy patchouli and the animal scent of civet.
David Harrison studio, 2017 © David Harrison
Our current show is a mixed exhibition of work by a variety of artists, including paintings, original prints, sculpture, ceramics and Jewellery, along with books and greetings cards. Artists include;
PORLOCK LATE NIGHT SHOPPING
SATURDAY 10TH DECEMBER 6PM – 9PM
Join us for a festive evening of mulled wine and Mince pies from 6:00pm on Saturday 10th December.
As well as Porlocks shops, cafes and restaurants opening for the evening, there will also be carol singing, street performers and other festive entertainment along the high street. A magical evening that is not to be missed!
We will be showing a mixed exhibition of artists we represent, as well as a wide range of ceramics, jewellery, books and seasonal cards.
ORIGINAL PAINTINGS BY JONATHAN WALKER
15TH OCTOBER – 12TH NOVEMBER
We would like to invite you this years exhibition of new original paintings by Jonathan Walker. Join us from 2pm – 6pm on Saturday 15th October to share a glass of wine with Jonathan, and be the first to see this exciting new collection of paintings. If you can’t make it to the exhibition, all of the work will be available to view and buy online from 5:00pm on the 15th.
Jonathan combines exquisite draughtsmanship with an unmistakable imagination and humour to create work that is both contemporary and rooted in the heritage of English painting and country life.
“Oft regarded as a contemporary master of anthropomorphic art, Jonathan Walker captures something of the psychology of all of us in his irreverent country characters… Evoking the archetypal quaintness of country life, whilst still encompassing the colours and ruggedness of the wild earth, Jonathan personifies his beasts on a way that does not diminish their nobility.” (Exmoor Magazine 2016)
BRISTOL AFFORDABLE ART FAIR 2016
9TH – 11TH SEPTEMBER
We will be exhibiting at this years Affordable Art Fair in Bristol, showing an exciting range of Artists,with work by Leo Davey, Helen Fay, Frans Wesselman, Neville Cox, Caroline McMillan Davey, Joe Lawrence, Henrietta Corbett and Anthony Theakston.
We will also be showing work by some artists who are new to Churchgate Gallery;- Sally Muir, Cornelia O’Donovan, Liz Vibert and Ann Farley.
Pictured: Sally Muir
SOCIETY OF EQUESTRIAN ARTISTS – THE CUNEO MEDAL EXHIBITION
6TH JUNE – 24TH JUNE 2016
We are delighted to be hosting the Cuneo Medal Exhibition, an exhibition of original paintings, pastels and prints by some of the country’s leading equine artists.
We would like to congratulate Malcolm Coward for winning this years Cuneo Medal for his original paintings.
The Cuneo Medal is an annual award given to a full member of the society for the most meritous group of works, and is the highest honour in the society.
The exhibition runs until the 24th June, and features work by Malcolm Coward, Debbie Dunbar, Hannah Merson, Vanja karamatic-Crew, Kristine Nason, Glynis Mills, James Power, Alan Langford, Barry Peckham and Colin Allbrook.
16TH APRIL – 10TH JUNE
Our current exhibition includes
Ceramics by- Mia Sarosi and Sarah Heywood
Pictured- Fisherman Bust by Joe Lawrence
DEVON COUNTY SHOW 2016 –
ORIGINAL PAINTINGS AND PRINTS BY JONATHAN WALKER
19TH – 21ST MAY
We will be exhibiting new original watercolours by Jonathan Walker at this years Devon County Show.
We will also have available signed limited edition prints that we have produced exclusively for Devon county show.
If you are visiting Devon County Show, you can find is at Stand A 35
NEVILLE COX & DAVID HUNT
20TH MARCH – 16TH APRIL
Our spring exhibition brings together work by two artists, Neville Cox and David Hunt. Both enjoy working ‘en plein air’, outside in the landscape, and offer their own unique interpretations of the views of Somerset, Devon and Cornwall.
Join us from 2pm on Sunday 20th March to be the first to see an exciting collection of new original paintings, pastels, mixed media work and original prints.
A self taught Artist, Neville captures the colours and light of the landscapes of Somerset, Devon and Cornwall by working outisde, immersing himself in his subject matter to make work that truly reflects the atmosphere and beauty of the landscape.
David Hunt draws his inspiration from the scenery and beaches of Exmoor and north Devon. His works expresses in visual form his reactions to the light, the mood and its relationship to the landscape.
ORIGINAL PAINTINGS, PRINTS AND SCULPTURE
Our current exhibition features new work by Flora McLachlan, and Dee Nickerson as well as work by Helen Fay, Henrietta Corbett, Neville Cox, Sue Onley, Victoria Keeble, Ian Cryer, Jonathan Walker and Caroline McMillan Davey.
(Image: Joe Lawrence, Flora McLachlan, Jonathan Walker, Dee Nickerson)
PORLOCK LATE NIGHT CHRISTMAS SHOPPING
SATURDAY 12TH DECEMBER 6PM – 9PM
Join us for mince pies and a festive glass of mulled wine, and enjoy Porlock’s magical christmas spirit!
As well as original Paintings, Prints and Sculpture we also stock a large range of Jewellery, books and ceramics, as well a selection of Christmas cards and Decorations.
Jonathan Walker – Original Paintings 19th October – 14th November 2015
This October we will be exhibiting new collection of original watercolour paintings by Jonathan Walker.
Jonathan Walker’s unique work is inspired by his close observation of wildlife and the countryside. Combining unerring draughtsmanship with humour, he creates work which is contemporary, whilst being rooted in the heritage of English painting.
Come along to the launch on Saturday 17th October from 2:30pm – 5:30pm to meet Jonathan, and be the first to see his wonderful new work.
If you can’t make it to the launch, all the work in the exhbition will be available to view online from 5:00pm on Saturday 17th.
Bristol Affordable Art Fair 2015
18th May – 20th June 2015
This May we will be holding our first ever photography exhibition ‘Arthropoda’ at Churchgate Gallery Porlock, showing work by artist and photographer Miranda Johnston.
Miranda Johnston photographs insects and natural objects out of their context, isolating them in abstract spaces to intensify their fascination and beauty. Her compelling photographs give a rare up close look at the natural world.
Spring Exhibiton 2015
29th March – 25th April
Join us from Sunday 29th March for our Spring Exhibition, which includes new work by Dee Nickerson, Jenny Danby, Sue Onley, Leo Davey, Neville Cox and Caroline McMillan Davey.
We are extremely excited to be showing the work of Dee Nickerson and Jenny Danby, two artists who are new to Churchgate Gallery.
Dee Nickerson combines memory, imagionation and observations of the changing seasons to create her charming, unmistakeable paintings.
Jenny Danby’s Colourful still lifes have an emphasis on composition and tonal relationships.
Porlock Late Night Shopping
Join us on saturday 13th December for Porlock late night shopping.
New work by Caroline McMillan Davey, Sue Onley, Neville Cox, Anthony Theakston, Lucy Large & Others.
We also have lots of new Jewellery, inclusing Les Nereides and Alex Monroe as well as christmas cards, Gifts and books.
Join us from 6:00PM-9:00PM for a festive evening of Art and Mulled Wine!
Devon Based artist Jonathan
Jonathan Walker: Original Paintings
An exhibition of new original watercolours and limited edition prints by Jonathan Walker.
Please join us on Saturday 25th October from 2:00 – 5:00pm for drinks, and to meet Jonathan.
Walker’s unique illustrative work is inspired by his close observation of wildlife and the countryside. Combining unerring draughtmanship with humour, he creates work which is both contemporary, whilst being rooted in the heritage of English illustration.
25TH OCTOBER – 22ND NOVEMBER
Open Monday – Saturday 10:30AM – 5:30PM
The Coleridge Way
A mixed exhibition of some of the South-West’s leading Artists, responding to the
extension of the Coleridge Way from Porlock to Lynmouth. An exploration of History,
Place and Inspiration.
Opens Thursday 25th September, Join us for drinks from 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Colin Allbrook RI RSMA SEA
David Brayne RWS
Ian Cryer PROI
Caroline McMillan Davey
Clare Maryan Green
Ruby Rebecca Horn
David Parfitt RI
Barry Peckham ROI SEA Assoc.RSMA
Andy Wood PRI
Opening Times Monday to Saturday 10:30AM – 5:30PM
Bristol Affordable Art Fair
19TH-21ST SEPTEMBER 2014
Churchgate Gallery are pleased to be Exhibiting at this years Affordable Art Fair in Bristol.
Louise Waugh (pictured)
AT OUR SISTER GALLERY COURTYARD FRAMING IN MINHEAD
SEPTEMBER 20TH – OCTOBER 5TH 2014
An Exhibition of Original Artwork & Prints by Artist Lucy Pearn, Showing as part of Somerset Art Week.
Courtyard Framing, 14-16 Friday Street – Minehead – Somerset – TA24 5UA
Open Monday – Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm, Saturday 9.30am – 4.30pm.
Exhibition by Members of the Society of Equestrian Artists
COLIN ALLBROOK RI, HSEA, RSMA
BARRY PECKHAM ROI, HSEA, ASSOCRSMA
MALCOLM COWARD HSEA
JAMES POWER SEA
JENNY BELL SEA
HANNAH MERSON SEA
LAURA BARBER RILEY
Spring Exhbition 2014
CAROLINE MCMILLAN DAVEY
JAQUELINE LEIGHTON BOYCE
Jonathan Walker 2013
Autumn Exhibiton 2013
JULIE ANNE PARSONS
A Year on Exmoor 2013
IAN CRYER ROI
Spring Exhibition 2013
MONICA ISMAY HORN
Jonathan Walker 2012
The Illustrator’s Show 2012
Summer Exhibition 2012
Spring Exhibition 2012
Ways of Seeing 2011