Programme

Forthcoming exhibitions at the Wharf Gallery are shown below. We have some months free so please contact us if you would like to exhibit your work.

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.

 

Tommy Hatwell – Photographs

Monday 3rd December – Friday 11th 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.

 

Chris Burchell – Paintings

Monday 14th January – Friday 29th March

A selection of paintings by Chris Burchell.

Chris Burchell – Paintings     Chris Burchell – Paintings

 

Tony Arnold – Abstract Painter

Monday 1st April – Friday 3rd May
(Tavistock Arts and Literature Festival)

Tony Arnold began painting as a serious figurative artist at the age of 35. However, like many developing artists, he began to experiment with abstraction. He sought a direct link between his emotions and his artistic expression.

Like Mark Rothko, Tony found the struggle problematic; transitioning from traditional figurative forms and paint to freeform use of modern media took its toll, and it was not until some years later into his fifties, that he found his métier. “By indirections find directions out”, as Tony puts it.

Tony Arnold hopes that the expressive dynamism of his work communicates itself directly to his audience at a visceral level, avoiding the multifarious redundancies of figurative art.

Tony Arnold – Abstract Painter

 

Steve Clements-Large and Steve Beer – Paintings

Monday 10th June – Friday 5th July

Steve Clement-Large

Steve Clement-Large is a self-taught artist living on the edge – of Plymouth & Dartmoor.

He started painting in 2008 and posting the results on a blog, got his first commission within a few weeks.

“I felt I might be on to something – even at that early stage”

After 18 months his painting “Argyle Man” was selected for a public art commission and was reproduced on the back of the Big Screen in Plymouth City Centre; which was a massive boost to his self-confidence.

Since then he has had his own solo show in Plymouth and been part of several group shows. Tavistock Wharf will be his second solo show.

“My tastes and styles are an eclectic mix – heavily influenced by twentieth century artists – but I always try to plough my own furrow and do what I like. This show will be a mixture of older paintings or drawings – and ones that I have created especially for it. Some will be on canvas and others on paper”

“I have called myself My Dog Ate Art online since the beginning – my website can be found at mydogateart.com

Steve sells his work across the UK and has customers in the US, Canada, Brazil and the Far East.

Steve Beer

An established artist, Steve Beer is a graduate of Falmouth and Plymouth Colleges of Art. A graphic designer and film maker, he joins his friend Steve Clement-Large for this attractive and fascinating exhibition.

Steve Clements-Large and Steve Beer – Paintings     Steve Clements-Large and Steve Beer – Paintings

 

Rebecca Armstrong – Painter

Monday 5th August – Friday 6th September

An established painter in ink and resin, Rebecca works principally in the abstract genre, experimenting with colour.

Her technique explores the fluidity of wet colour, accidental flow and unexpected three dimensional effects.

Rebecca Armstrong – Painter     Rebecca Armstrong – Painter