Your chance to visit the Garden of Eden… Newsletter June 2017

A group of 13 leading artists based in and around Derbyshire and Staffordshire, have produced work for

The Adam and Eve Project


Linocut by Simon Manby

The exhibition kicks off at St John Street Gallery with a preview on June 15th from 5:00 – 8:00pm and will be on until July 1st to coincide with the Ashbourne Festival.

The artists involved are:
Duncan Pass    Michael Cook   Roger Sutton   Sarah Sharp   Sue Prince    Anna Thomas  Simon Manby Lee Mackay  Elizabeth Forrest   R C Clarke  Rebecca Mercer  Janet Turville   John Rattigan.

Their brief was to make a personal response to the time honoured narrative of Adam & Eve and in particular to reimagine some key aspect from its well established iconography; whether this is the Garden of Eden/Paradise setting, or the symbolism associated with the Serpent or The Tree of Knowledge.

Spring brings change

Spring brings change

Colin Halliday‘s exhibition “A fresh view on the Landscape ” continues until June 10th.

It is an exciting and vibrant collection of work in his typical style using oil and palette knife.

It showcase some of Colin’s very latest work, with many new pieces never shown before.




SUE PRINCE WORKSHOP – 6 June:  Introduction to Egg Tempera Folk Art Painting:
Folk art is a way to record significant events in our life. On this one day introduction to Swedish style egg tempera folk art, you will learn all the techniques from grinding pigment and making your own paint to using templates and painting your own texts. You will complete a personal ‘sampler’ and be ready to start a larger piece at the next course. £75 includes all materials, lunch and refreshments.

LOUISE JANNETTA WORKSHOP – 7 June: Woods in Summertime:
Investigate the use of colour: The workshop will cover the unique watercolour and ink methods that Louise has developed but alongside this participants will be taught to consider the use of colour. Colour can impart mood, it can intensify contrast and can be utilised to create composition. It is fascinating how colour use and juxtaposition can make a composition sing.
£75 includes lunch and refreshments.

DAVE GELDER JEWELLERY WORKSHOP – 12 June: The workshop will consist of making a beautiful silver ring for you to take home but philosophy, technique and creativity will be emphasised in these sessions.
£75 includes all materials, lunch and refreshments.

Offers and Events at the Gallery Café:

Join a loved one for a Cream Tea with fresh homemade scones, clotted cream and jam, topped off with honey glazed strawberries, served with a pot of loose leaf tea. £4.95

Celebrate with our delicious Afternoon Tea for two at £25: homemade cakes, scones and sandwiches, clotted cream and a selection of our luxury loose teas or cafetière coffees.
Booking is essential: please phone 01335 347425.

Our Book Group meets every 1st Monday of the month at 10am. Anyone welcome – please contact Louise Sykes if you want to join or for further information:

Please jot down these dates for our future meetings:
5 June          The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry
3 July           The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark
4 August       Blackberry Wine by Joanne Harris

Dates to remember for July:

3rd – 5th July: Lewis Noble workshop Sketching and Painting the Derbyshire Landscape
11 th July: John Connolly workshop: Colour, Light & Texture in the Landscape
14th July: Exhibition preview with Louise Jannetta
24th-26th July: Lewis Noble workshop Sketching and Painting the Derbyshire Landscape

See our events page for further details on all events.

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