The Derbyshire Landscape like youv’e never seen before!


An exhibition by two talented local artists, portraying the Derbyshire landscape like you’ve never seen before:

fabulous photographs by Valerie Dalling and awesome ceramic landscapes by Zoë Marsh. 

The exhibition will show from August 6th to 18th. 


More about the artists:

Valerie’s ‘Journeys Through The Landscape’ continues…All her Peak District work is a natural progression, as she directs her focus on the rivers, the views, the history and the people of the area.
This exhibition is intended to give viewers a taste of how Valerie’s work is developing, her love of art, and with the camera as her paintbrush, how she’s drawn to the landscape through the effects of light on colour, shape and texture.

‘Top of the World’ by Zoë Marsh

Zoë describes her work as ‘Textile Ceramics’ since the process that she has developed over the past few years has a strong textile influence. Indeed, each ceramic begins life as a collage of fabrics, wallpaper samples, old wrapping paper and the like. Even in the final stage, ceramic tiles are often combined with other media such as wire, driftwood, even Venetian smalti.
”I thrive on the tactile quality of the media I use. I love that people want to touch my work in order to understand the contrasting surfaces. Pattern, line and colour are equally important to me and this process allows me a quality of surface which I couldn’t achieve with traditional glazes alone.”
Zoë is the winner of the Ashbourne Festival Art prize for 2017 and her ceramic landscapes and patterned paintings are pure magic and quite extraordinary.

Art Workshops in August:

14 August:   
Wendy Darker ‘Old Spot Pig’ acrylic workshop

15 August:    
Valerie Dalling ‘Painting with Photography’ photography workshop



We have a brochure with all our workshop dates for 2018 available at the gallery, make sure you collect one next time you visit!
The cost of our workshops for 2018 are £80 per person per day (except where otherwise stated) which includes a two course lunch served by our café, as well as morning and afternoon refreshments. All the workshops are suitable for beginners and intermediates. 
Gift vouchers are available if you want to book a workshop for a friend or loved one. For more information on these workshops go to the workshop page on our website.
To book, phone us on 01335 347425 or email:

Gallery Café

Chorizo and Avocado Salad

Two new specials are on offer for thesummer:

‘Chorizo, Avocado and Charred Broccoli Salad with Chillies on a bed of Rocket’ and

‘Mark’s Corned Beef Sandwich with Gherkins and Hot Mustard’.

Also try our real fruit smoothies, healthy and delicious on a hot summer’s day!


Our Book Group

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

Please jot down these dates for our future meetings:
Aug  6th:      How Saints Die by Carmen Marcus. 
Sept 10th:    Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier. 
Oct 1st:        The Secret Lives of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd. 

Upcoming events in September

Sept 10-12: Lewis Noble workshop ‘Painting & Sketching the Derbyshire landscape’           

Sept 20th: Wendy Darker workshop ‘Paint a Cockerel in Watercolour’

Sept 26th: Louise Jannetta workshop ‘Woods in Autumn’     

Sept 27th: Maggie Robinson workshop ‘Interpreting the landscape’


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