Programme

The physical Wharf Gallery is open Monday–Saturday, 10am–3.30pm. Forthcoming exhibitions have been rescheduled and the remainder of the 2021 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.


1st—26th November

Paula Jones – Mixed Media

Paula Jones has always had a fascination with portraiture. Visiting the National Portrait Gallery and staring into the faces painted by the Old Masters captivated her as a teenager. She has an academic background in geography and environmental sustainability and a love of being in nature and in particular wild swimming. These elements of her life have led her to create pieces focussing on our human connection to the world and questioning how we see ourselves in this context.

She is interested in issues pertaining to gender, diversity and equality. In her felt work these issues are explored more explicitly, whilst in her paintings a greater subtlety of their consideration is employed. She is inspired by a variety contemporary artists such as Peter Field, Colin Davidson and Bisa Butler, as well as the likes of Thomas Gainsborough and the silhouette making artists of the late eighteenth/early nineteenth century.

Paula is a mixed media artist and enjoys working with an ever increasing range of media and processes including felt, oil paint, acrylic paint, oil and soft pastel and mono-printing. She says that she gets so much joy out of moving between media and combining media that she couldn’t imagine limiting herself to working in just one!

Paula Jones
View Paula Jones’ Virtual Exhibition