Programme

Forthcoming exhibitions at the Wharf Gallery are shown below.

We particularly encourage local artists to exhibit with us and actively promote new talent.

All paintings are for sale – please enquire at the Wharf Box Office.

For invitations to private views, or if you would like to exhibit at the Wharf Gallery, please contact Chris Burchell, Art Director, on 01822 613928, email chrisburchell@tavistockwharf.com, or fill in our enquiry form.

 

Sonya Turner – Paintings

Monday 8th October – Friday 2nd November

Sonia Turner is a local artist living in Devon. As a child she can remember the moment when her passion for art was born when she picked up a pencil and a magical feeling flooded over her. Forty years on she still recalls that moment when she picks up her paint brush and it touches the canvas.

Sonia enjoys working in a variety of media, particularly oil paints and graphite pencil. Her style and techniques are something that she is still exploring and developing.

The challenges posed by the observational skills involved in animal portraits and commissioned works allow her to visually evoke the character of her subject and express feelings.

Her work is imaginative, being painted straight on to canvas from memories that evoke feelings inspired from nature. Sonya’s work suggests a spiritual and mystical feeling derived from the elements within the painting.

She attempts to keep a balance within her artwork with more traditional aspects of painting, particularly when drawing from observation, or working on human and animal portraits and still life.

Sonya believes that the beauty with practicing art is that you never stop learning.

 

Alan Kingwell – ‘From Moor To Sea’ – Paintings

Monday 5th November – Friday 30th November

Local artist Alan Kingwell returns to the Wharf with a new selection of his stunning landscapes and seascapes.

Alan Kingwell - From Moor to Sea     Alan Kingwell - From Moor to Sea

Before becoming a professional artist in 1985 Alan worked for the Forestry Commission. This enabled him to see the countryside and coast at all times of year in all its many moods and lights.

Although he has produced many paintings over the years he still feels the same enthusiasm every time he is faced with a blank canvas.

Recently he has derived great pleasure in passing on his various techniques to students in his classes, some of whom have gone on to be successful artists themselves.

Further examples of Alan’s work can be seen on his website and Alan has produced a video showing his exhibition at the Wharf.

 

Tommy Hatwell – Photographs

Mon 3rd December – Friday 18th January 2019

Local photographer Tommy Hatwell presents a delightful selection of his new photographs.

A local photographer with a very international portfolio, born in Devon, Tommy has travelled, worked and photographed all over the globe. His camera has been intrinsic to this journey as he explores the environment around him. Along with a smile Tommy’s camera is a universal ice breaker to amazing people, places and experiences.

Relationships are at the heart of this exhibition. Each portrait has a story behind and beyond it.

Some of these portraits were created within minutes, while others were created over many years of friendship and shared experiences which continue today. Ultimately each portrait is a window in time where you can connect to the subject while standing in Tommy’s shoes as he captures the essence of the moment, the people and the relationship.

The portraits were created over two trips to Uganda and a journey through India between 2015–2018.

In 2017 Tommy’s image “Night School’ was selected from 6,000 world-wide entries to feature as part of the Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize exhibition displayed at the National Portrait Gallery in London.

More information on Tommy’s website.