Previous Exhibitions




Spring Collection
5 May to 29 May 2017
A wonderful collection of art and designer craft inspired by the season of Spring. With a wide range of mediums and styles by over 40 selected British artists and makers. In a broad range of media with work loosely themed around Spring.
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Laura Boswell - Printmaker - Solo Show
with guest ceramicist, Mia Sarosi

10 February - 26 March 2017
Popular local printmaker, Laura Boswel exhibiting new work created expecially for this Solo Show. Featuring Japanese woodblock and linocut landscapes. Accompanied by ceramicist, Mia Sarosi, maker of beautifully crafted thrown & hand-painted porcelain pieces.
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Ed Org & Guests
10 February - 26 March 2017
Featuring stunning new original work by Ed Org - including over 40 original drawings, sketches and paintings, plus his range of prints, cards & books. This year we are delighted to have some wonderful guest artists to accompany Ed : Gill Harkness (enamelling on wood - panels & bowls) - Jess Lelong (Art Deco & Art Nouveau inspired jewellery) - Jonathan Harris (hand carved Graal & cameo hand-blown glass) - Sue Burne (glass engraver)...
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"Alice in Wonderland" & "Winter Fairytales"
4 November - 31 December 2016
Two magical exhibitions together at Obsidian Art. Hundreds of beautiful and magical things to admire! Featuring work by over 50 selected artists & makers..
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Autumn Collection
23 September - 30 October 2016
A wonderful collection of autumn-themed art and designer craft inspired by the autumnal season. With a wide range of mediums and styles by 50 selected British artists and makers.
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The Affordable Art Fair, Bristol
9 - 11 September 2016
We are delighted to be at The Affordable Art Fair in Bristol this year showing work by Bob Marshall, Diana Ashdown, Gin Durham, Linda Bembridge and Susan Gray.
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Summer Collection - Coast & Meadow
8 July - 18 September 2016
A wonderful collection of summer-themed art and designer craft inspired by the British coastline, beaches and English summer meadows.
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Bucks Open Studios at Obsidian Art 2016
4 June - 3 July 2016
Some of the best selected artists and makers from Bucks including Alena Carvalho (painting), Barry Holt (painting), Diana Ashdown (printmaker), the Bucks Potters & Sculpture Society (selected members), Ewa Wawrzyniak (glass), Gin Durham (ceramic sculptures), Maxwell Cowlin (ceramics), Rachel Wright (textiles), Sophie Court (jewellery), Sally Fisher (painting), Lavan Jewellery and a display of work created by the creative arts group at the National Spinal Injuries Centre at Stoke Mandeville Hospital.
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Printmaking: Beds, Bucks & Herts Print Society
29 April - 29 May 2016
An exciting printmaking exhibition from the BBH print society. With a wonderful range of high quality hand-pulled prints of all techniques that include linocut, screenprint, collagraph, solarprint, etching and drypoint.
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"Words"
Art Inspired by Poetry & Prose

25 March to 24 April 2016
An exciting exhibition of selected work by 30 British artists and makers showing a wonderful range of work inspired by poetry, prose & text, in a wide range of mediums and styles. Painting - printmaking - textiles - ceramics - glass - jewellery - sculpture.
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"The Art of Ed Org"
12 February to 20 March 2016
The wonderful Ed Org with his 2016 exhibition at Obsidian. With eight fabulous guest artists: David Cemmick (wildlife sculpture & paintings) - Dawn Cruttenden (pencil drawings & prints) - Elena Brennan (silver & gold jewellery) - Gin Durham (ceramics) - Ian MacCulloch (printmaker) - Phil Brown (handmade wooden boxes) - Sarah Cemmick (printmaker) - Sue Burne (glass engraver).
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"Winter Fairy Tales"
Sat 14 Nov - Thurs 31 Dec 2015
A magical exhibition inspired by Fairy Tales, featuring work by over 50 selected artists & makers including including Amanda Clark, Ed Org, Flora McLachlan, Hannah Willow, Heidi Vilkman, Jesa Marshall, Mark Duffin, Mel Chambers, Naomi Brangwyn, Sophie Court, Sophie Smith & Tamsin Abbott
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"'Ere Be Dragons"
14 November - 31 December 2015
Running alongside "Winter Fairy Tales", featuring the paintings of celebrated illstrator and author, Jackie Morris, as well as paintings, sculpture and ceramics by other selected artists including Carol Read, Mel Chambers, Mia Sarosi and Mark Duffin.
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"Exposure" - An Exhibition of Photography
16 October - 8 November 2015
An outstanding exhibition of photography by five award winning photographers - Vic Attfield, Roger Longdin, Bob Marshall, Gillian Morgan & Linda Bembridge.
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Laura Boswell Printmaker
18 September - 11 October 2015
Local printmaker, Laura Boswell, is exhibiting her Japanese woodblock and linocut landscapes accompanied by her son, illustrator James Boswell who has recently completed his second book for the Folio Society. This exhibition is the first opportunity to view Laura's new series of woodblock prints, 'Views of Buckinghamshire', printed in a traditional Japanese format using pure earth and mineral pigments.
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Hannah Willow & Friends
21 August - 13 September 2015
A wonderful exhibition featuring the paintings and jewellery of the wonderful Hannah Willow. Plus an exciting selection of invited guest artists including Tamsin Abbott (stained glass), Wendy Andrew (painting), Jack Beaumont - The Dancing Crow (maker of interesting things using recycled materials), Andrew Fusek Peters (photography), Debbie Hall (willow work), Oz Hardwick (poetry), Jitka Nespoor (textiles), Fiona Owen (painting), John Owen (painting), Elaine Peto (ceramic sculpture), Philthetree (wood work), Lucy Pendrick (sculpture using foraged & felted items), Jaine Rose (art, illustration & textiles) and Rima Staines (painting & sculpture).
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Summer Collection
10 July - 16 August 2015
A wonderful collection of art and designer craft inspired by the Britsh coastline, beaches and English summer meadows. With a wide range of mediums and styles by 40 selected British artists and makers. In a broad range of media with work loosely themed around the seaside and English meadow.
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Bucks Open Studios at Obsidian Art 2015
5 June - 5 July 2015
Some of the best selected artists and makers from Bucks including Edward Stamp (painting & printmaking), Alan Kidd (painting), Diana Ashdown (printmaker), the Bucks Potters & Sculpture Society (selected members), Ewa Wawrzyniak (glass), Peter Stocker (ceramics), Rachel Wright (textiles), Sophie Court (jewellery), Sally Fisher (painting), Ann Brooks (textiles), Lavan Jewellery & Helen Atherton (ceramics).
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"The Art of Poetry" 2015
23 April - 31 May 2015
An exciting exhibition by British artists and makers of selected work inspired by poetry, featuring a wonderfully wide range of mediums and style.
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"Wycombe Court Artists"
20 March - 19 April 2015
A lively and varied exhibition of painting, ceramics, jewellery, glass & sculpture by this popular group of local artists – Julie Wetenhall, Sue Fawthrop, Caroline Selvey, Sarah-Jane Bennett, John Ashton & Tim Robinson..
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"The Art of Ed Org"
12 February - 15 March 2015
The wonderful Ed Org with his 2015 exhibition at Obsidian, featuring guest artists: Jack Beaumont (maker of 'interesting things' using recycled materials), Jess Lelong (jewellery), Julien Hatswell (clocks, sculpture & paintings), Mark Duffin (paintings & prints), Sue Burne (glass engraver) and Sue Rawley (pewter boxes & mirrors). Ed will be back at Obsidian from 12 Feb - 20 March 2016.
See work for sale by Ed Org HERE....


Mychael Barratt P.R.E Solo Show
17 January - 15 March 2015
A welcome return to one of our favourite artists, Mychael Barratt is the President of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers (RE).
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"Introducing"
17 January - 8 February 2015
An exciting exhibition by selected British artists and makers who are new to Obsidian Art. Featuring a wonderful mix of painting, printmaking, ceramics, glass, sculpture, textiles & jewellery.
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"Winter Wonders with Paper Panda & Friends"
10 Nov - 31 Dec 2014
An exhibition of sublime paper-cutting by the hugely talented Paper Panda, accompanied by invited artists and makers including Amanda Clark, Hannah Willow, Kim Anderson, Marina Dieul, Marna Lunt, Marnie Makes and Russell Paige
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"Exposure" - An Exhibition of Photography
10 Oct - 2 Nov 2014
An outstanding exhibition of exceptional photography by five award-winning photographers - Vic Attfield, Roger Longdin, Bob Marshall, Gillian Morgan and Linda Bembridge present their 2014 exhibition.
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Beds, Bucks & Herts Print Society
5 September - 5 October 2014
An exciting printmaking exhibition from the BBH print society. With a wonderful range of high quality hand-pulled prints of all techniques that include linocut, screenprint, collagraph, solarprint, etching and drypoin.
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Summer Collection
11 July - 31 August 2014
A wonderful collection of art and designer craft inspired by the Britsh coastline, beaches and English summer meadows. With a wide range of mediums and styles by 50 selected British artists and makers. In a broad range of media with work loosely themed around the seaside and English meadow.
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Bucks Open Studios 2014 at Obsidian Art
6 June - 6 July 2014
Some of the best selected artists and makers from Bucks including Ann Brooks (textiles), Brenda Hurley (painting), the Bucks Potters & Sculpture Society (selected members), David Rodgers, Diana Bunyan (paintings), Ewa Wawrzyniak (glass), Jackie Carden (paintings), Peter Stocker (ceramics), Rachel Wright (textiles), Sally Fisher (painting), Sarah Rooms-Heaphy (ceramics), and Xuella Arnold (jewellery), plus an exhibition of work by patients in the Creative Arts Group at the National Spinal Injuries Centre at Stoke Mandeville Hospital.
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Edition3
2 May - 1 June 2014
Three wonderfully talented fine-art printmakers, printing on paper and glass: Heather Poer, Jane Peart & Morna Rhys A lovely exhibition of hand-pulled prints full of work inspired by the landscape and nature from Britain and abroad.
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"The Art of Poetry"
21 March - 23 April 2014
Our annual exhibition of work inspired by poetry. Featuring a widely diverse variety of styles and medium by selected British artists and makers.
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The Art of Ed Org"
14 February - 16 March 2014
Our annual solo with this hugely talented artist - myth, folklore & faerie. With guest artists Sue Burne (engraved glass), Amanda Clark (paintings), Sue Rawley (pewter), Jesa Marshall (jewellery) & Julien Hatswell (clocks).
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"2014"
10 January - 9 February 2014
Exhibiting artists included Crispian Heath, Naomi Brangwyn, Angela Fielder, Roni Wilkins, Rosina Flower, Patricia Lynch, Stephen Higton, Juliette Orton, Brenda Hurley, Liz Shewan, Stuart Stanley, Mitzie Green, Paul Hanrahan, Elliot Walker, Jeremy White, Ewa Wawrzyniak, Antonia Glynne Jones and Mark Duffin.
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"Winter Moon Wonders"
8 November 2013 - 5 January 2014
Wendy Andrew, Hannah Willow, Flora McLachlan & Tamsin Abbott, Jackie Morris, Caroline Hyde-Brown, Mark Duffin, Rachel Wright, Sue Rawley, Casey Jon, Yve Sturgeon & Louise Firchau (aka Paper Panda).
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Buckinghamshire Art Society
18 October - 3 November 2013
An exciting varied show of selected work by this popular and respected art society. The exhibition also featured work from local schools as part of the Young Artists' Awards, a Countywide initiative runs by the Bucks Art Society to promote art in schools.
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"Exposure" - An Exhibition of Photography
27 September - 13 October 2013
An outstanding exhibition of exceptional photography by five award-winning photographers - Ted Kinsey, Roger Longdin, Bob Marshall, Gillian Morgan and Linda Sharp present their 2013 exhibition.
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Mychael Barratt Solo Show
16 August - 22 September 2013
A welcome return to one of our favourite artists, recently elected as the new President of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers (RE), exhibiting his wonderful humorous etchings and paintings.
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Cygnus Art Group
12 Sept - 22 Sept 2013
An exciting group exhibition uniting six diverse artists from London and the Home Counties.  On show was a dazzling display of original contemporary paintings, textiles, woodwork, collage and sculpture, engaging a variety of media and subjects. More...

"Dogs & Cats"
17 August - 8 Sept 2013
Feline & canine themed exhibition. A percentage of proceeds was donated to Hearings Dogs for Deaf People.
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"The Horse in Art" 2013
12 July - 11 August 2013
Our regular equine themed exhibition. Featuring some of the best British equine artists and makers.
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Bucks Open Studios 2013
7 June - 7 July 2013
Selected members of the Buckinghamshire Pottery and Sculpture Society, including Richard Ballantyne, Peter Stocker and Sarah Rooms-Heaphy, glass by Ewa Wawrzniak, paintings by Edward Stamp RI, Alan Kidd, Sally Fisher and Graham Turner, paper-cuts by Jessie Marlton, hand-crafted wooden clocks by David Rodgers and textiles by Rachel Wright.
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"Folk & Fairytale"
3 May - 2 June 2013
A magical selected exhibition of folk art and art inspired by folklore and fairtyales by British artists and makers.
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"The Art of Poetry"
22 March - 28 April 2013
An exciting exhibition of selected work in a wide range of media inspired by poetry, both classic and contemporary. This exhibition theme is also scheduled for 2014. Artists entries invited. See 'For Artists' page for details on how to apply.
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Ed Org & Guests
15 Feb - 17 March 2013
Our annual solo with this hugely talented artist - myth, folklore & faerie. With guest artists Alexandra Dawe (painting & drawing), Chyna de la Mer (ceramic sculpture), Kelly Martinez (jewellery), Hannah Willow (jewellery & painting), Philthetree (wood), Sue Rawley (pewter), Marc Potts (painting) & Julien Hatswell (clocks).
See details on Ed's 2014 Solo Show...

"New Year - NEW Artists"
16 January - 10 February 2013
An exxciting ehibition of artists and makers who are new to Obsidian Art - a wide range of styles, subjects & mediums.

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"Winter Wonders"
9 Nov 2012 - Sunday 13 January 2013
Our Christmas exhibition - a feast of art and hand-made crafts - painting, printmaking, photography, glass, ceramics, jewellery & sculpture - plus lots of Christmas decorations, cards and gifts.
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"Ancient Spirals and Moonlit Harts"
12 October - 4 November 2012
Wendy Andrew, Hannah Willow, Tamsin Abbott, Flora McLachlan, Jackie Morris & Phil Holmes. Wonderous & magical art - painting, printmaking, jewellery, stained glass & woodwork.
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"Exposure" - An Exhibition of Photography
21 September - 7 October 2012
Five award-winning photographers - Ted Kinsey, Roger Longdin, Bob Marshall, Gillian Morgan & Linda Sharp present their 2012 exhibitions.
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Beds, Bucks & Herts Print Society
31 August - 16 September 2012
An exciting printmaking exhibition from the BBH print society. Hand pulled prints of all techniques that include linocut, screenprint, collagraph, solarprint, etching and drypoint.
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"Four Seasons"
6 July - 5 August 2012
This themed exhibition featured selected work inspired by the seasons. Each featured artist exhibited a series depicting each season, or a single piece incorporating all four. The exhibition included a wide range of media including paintings, printmaking, photography, textiles, ceramics, glass and jewellery.
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Summer Exhibition 2012
6 July - 5 August 2012
An inspiring art exhibition by selected British designers & makers, including several exhibiting at Obsidian Art for the first time, as well as many of our regular favouristes. A wonderful range of paintings, printmaking, ceramics, glass, sculpture, textiles & jewellery.
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Bucks Open Studios Exhibition at Obsidian Art
8 June - 1 July 2012
Selected members of the Buckinghamshire Pottery and Sculpture Society showed work alongside stunning fused and sand-cast glass by Ewa Wawrzniak, exciting framed glass panels and waves by Sue Weinstock, paintings by Edward Stamp RI, Alena Carvalho, Jennifer McAllister & nathalie Pymm, jewellery by Kate Wilkinson, plus framed textiles by Rachel Wright.
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10th Anniversary Exhibition
4 May - 3 June 2012
A celebratory exhibition featuring some of our favourite artists and makers whose work we have exhibited at Obsidian Art during the past ten years.
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"The World's Wife"
13 - 29 April 2012
An exciting exhibition inspired by the poetry of Carol Ann Duffy.
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Wycombe Court Artists
16 March to 9 April 2012
Alively and varied exhibition of painting, ceramic, glass & sculpture by Julie Wetenhall, Sue Fawthrop, Caroline Selvey, John Ashton & Tim Robinson.
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Ed Org & Guests
10 Feb - 11 March 2012
Our annual solo with this hugely talented artist - myth, folklore & faerie. With guest artists Mark Duffin (paintings), Kelly Martinez (jewellery), Hannah Willow (jewellery & painting), Philthetree (wood), Sue Rawley (pewter), Tamsin Abbott (stained glass), Rachel Ducker (wire-wrap sculpture) & Adam Hibbert (painting).
See details of the 2014 show coming up...

"The Horse in Art 2012"
6 Jan - 5 Feb 2012
A high calibre equine themed exhibition featuring work by over 40 selected British artists and makers, including some of the top equestrian artists in the Country. More...

"Winter Wonders"
10 Nov 2011 - 2 Jan 2012
A sparkling, festive feast of art and crafts, packed full of lovely things and unusual and unique Christmas present ideas. Paintings, hand-produced prints, drawings, pottery, glass, jewellery, wood, textiles, Xmas decorations by selected British artists and makers. More...

"Exposure" - Photography Exhibition
20 Oct - 6 Nov 2011
Our annual photography exhibition featuring stunning new work by five award-winning local photographers - Martin Hart, Roger Longdin, Bob Marshall, Paul Mitchell and Gill Morgan. More...

"Buckinghamshire Art Society - Autumn Exhibition 2011
6 - 20 October 2011
An exciting varied show of selected work by this popular and respected art society. The exhibition also featuredg work from local schools as part of the Young Artists' Awards, a Countywide initiative runs by the Bucks Art Society to promote art in schools.
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"A Lifetime of Art"
15 September - 2 October 2011
A colourful mix of talented local artists from 6 to 60+ united by their passion for painting and drawing. The group will be showing work alongside their tutor, Ali Cockrean.
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Mychael Barratt Solo Show
1 - 30 September 2011
A welcome return to one of our favourite artists exhibiting his wonderful humorous etchings and paintings.
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"Paper, Scissors, Stone..."
11 August - 11 September 2011
A celebration of British Designer Crafts – glass, ceramics, textiles, printmaking, collage, jewellery and more by selected British makers.
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"Out of Africa"
7 July - 7 August 2011
An exciting themed exhibition of art and craft inspired by Africa - painting, drawing, textiles, photography, sculpture, glass & giftware by selected artists & makers from the UK & Africa.
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Bucks Open Studios Exhibition at Obsidian Art
9 June - 3 July 2011
Selected members of the Buckinghamshire Pottery and Sculpture Society showed work alongside stunning fused and sand-cast glass by Ewa Wawrzniak, exciting framed glass panels and waves by Sue Weinstock, paintings of the local landscape by Alan Kidd, Sarah How and Edward Stamp, paintings and prints by Kirsten Jones, and contemporary paintings and prints by Di Oldfield and Kate Watkins.
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No HS2 - A Green & Pleasant Land ?
5 May - 5 June 2011
An exhibition to highlight the damage that will be done to the Chiltern countryside by the proposed High-Speed Rail link (HS2) which will pass only 200m from the gallery. More...

"An English Country Garden"
31 March - 1 May 2011
A delightful themed exhibition - over 35 selected British artists and makers exhibiting a wonderful range of art and craft inspired by the English country garden and everything found there. More...

Cygnus Art Group
17 March - 27 March 2011
An exciting group exhibition uniting seven diverse artists from London and the Home Counties.  On show is a dazzling display of original contemporary paintings, textiles, woodwork, collage and sculpture, engaging a variety of media and subjects. More...

Ed Org & Guests
10 February - 13 March 2011
Featuring stunning new original work by Ed Org, including over 50 original drawings, sketches and paintings, plus new prints. With seven wonderful guest artists: Hannah Willow (jewellery & painting), Julie Eaton (illustrator), Kelly Martinez (jewellery), Marc Potts (paintings), Philthetree (wood carving & furniture), Sue Rawley (pewter boxes & mirrors) and Wendy Andrew (painting) .
See details on Ed Org's 2014 Solo Show...


"Book This Space : Altered Books"
1 March 2011
A exciting opportunity to see & handle some of the exhibits from this fascinating & unusual artform. More...


Flora McLachlan
4 Nov 2010 - 2 Jan 2011
Wonderful etchings, monoprints & magical little watercolours inspired by nature and myth. More...

Patricia Lynch
2 -28 November 2010
Solo show by this wonderful painter working in egg tempera, oil & acrylic. More...

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