Programme

The Wharf Gallery is open Monday–Saturday, 10am–3.30pm. Forthcoming exhibitions have been rescheduled and the remainder of the 2022- 2023 programme will be posted here soon.

We’ve also created Virtual Exhibitions that you can view online (below). The current exhibition is at the top, followed by previous exhibitions.

  • NEW PROGRAMME FOR 2022/23
  • . If you would like to book an exhibition, please email Chris Burchell  at foghanger@hotmail.com
  • 3rd. December  to  14th January  2023/ continued
  • Rosemary  Wood and  Friends.. After  her  successful exhibition  with  us   earlier  in  the   year,  Rosemary gathers  her  artistic   friends   for   a  delightful   mixed   exhibition with   a particular  eye  on  the  Christmas  season.
  • Rosemary Wood

    Rosemary took up art when she was in her mid-sixties to distract from and manage a chronic pain decease (FMS). She had not attempted art since the age of eleven. Rosemary joined a further education art class “Art for the Terrified” and began her journey. Now several years on, she has exhibited in many exhibitions/galleries and has sold work in Australia, America, Germany and throughout the UK.

    Rosemary is a mixed media artist who enjoys exploring new techniques, currently moving into textiles and enjoying giving new life to old fabrics and material scraps. She is inspired by life, nature and other artists. Her journey continues, her mantra being, “if I can, then anyone can”, “the best gift I ever gave myself”, and “you can do it too”.

    Ian Pethers

    Ian is a member of two national art societies and has been exhibiting alongside colleagues at London’s Mall Gallery since 1986. Originally from East Berkshire, he moved to the Tamar Valley in 1990 to explore the wealth of Cornwall’s mining heritage, woodlands and dramatic coastline. Ian works in watercolour, pencil, ink, acrylic and oil. Further works can be viewed in Southwest Crafts, Tavistock and Mid Cornwall Galleries St Blazey.

    Sarah Hygate

    Sarah has lived in Devon and Cornwall for most of her life. She grew up on a farm near Saltash and moved to Tavistock approximately twenty years ago and studied HND Fine Art at Plymouth CAD. She describes each painting is like a journal of her thoughts and feelings and they became a way of surviving violent and controlling relationships and are a way of expressing the chaos of her mind and the world around her.

    John Dixon

    Emerging Tavistock artist, John Dixon, who moved to the south-west 20 years ago, collects plastic litter from beaches across Devon and Cornwall and uses it to make artistic creations.

    His art makes use of colourful fragments of plastic, fishing rope and other litter washed up on local beaches. John’s art has a dual purpose. First, he seeks to draw attention to the problem of plastic waste by creating pieces that draw the viewer in with their inherent beauty, whilst leading them to ask questions. What was that in its former life? Where has it come from? How did it find its way into the sea? How long has it been there? And second of course, every piece of plastic used in John’s art has been collected from beaches across the southwest, thus turning it from waste to resource.

    Whether you see these creations as beautiful, or an ugly reflection of modern life, the hope is that, through his art, John will encourage more of us to think carefully about the plastic that we consume.

     

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  • KEVIN THARME

    Having run an IT company for over thirty years, the decision was made to finally stop doing that and go for a complete change.I have always had a hankering to put brush to canvas, so, why not...

    I am currently concentrating on painting impressionistic and abstract work, using different mediums. I have 'played around' with realism, for which his dog, Molly, seems to suffer most, and I may well do so again. For now, the aim is continuing to learn by experimentation and to enjoy the process.

    I use The Tamar Valley, Dartmoor and the surrounding areas in Devon and Cornwall to gain new inspiration, with an occasional foray into earlier travels that I have taken around the UK and abroad.

    I enjoy producing art and if you find something you like and wish to buy it, then that’s a happy bonus and we can all celebrate.

    Having run an IT company for over thirty years, the decision was made to finally stop doing that and go for a complete change.I have always had a hankering to put brush to canvas, so, why not...

    I am currently concentrating on painting impressionistic and abstract work, using different mediums. I have 'played around' with realism, for which his dog, Molly, seems to suffer most, and I may well do so again. For now, the aim is continuing to learn by experimentation and to enjoy the process.

    I use The Tamar Valley, Dartmoor and the surrounding areas in Devon and Cornwall to gain new inspiration, with an occasional foray into earlier travels that I have taken around the UK and abroad.

    I enjoy producing art and if you find something you like and wish to buy it, then that’s a happy bonus and we can all celebrate.