Saturday, 9 October 2010


Untitled by Jane Morley

To celebrate the first Bollington Walking Festival, thewhitegallery is hosting an exhibition of landscape paintings (see information below).

We will be opening over both weekends of the festival, including
10-3pm on Sunday 17th and Sunday 24 October. Please join us for a glass of wine and an opportunity to meet some of the artists whose work will be on display.

Thursday, 7 October 2010

Jane Morley & Tim Ball...

I'm delighted to introduce two new artists to thewhitegallery: Stockport-based Jane Morley and Derbyshire artist, Tim Ball.

Both artists exhibited at this year's Wirksworth Arts Festival - a real gem of an event worth looking out for next year if you've never been before - and I was immediately struck by the beauty of their work.

"My previous paintings were inspired by modernist architecture and classical landscape painting," says Jane, "but my most recent work deals with actual locations, giving a cropped picture-postcard view of some favourite buildings and places around Manchester and beyond."

Janes almost photographic paintings have a beauty and light reminiscent of the American artist Edward Hopper. People are absent from her pictures, allowing the buildings to stand alone, as personalities in their own right.

Tim Ball focuses on the natural landscape for his work, in particular trees.

"Landscape has been my inspiration for many years and my main focus has been the Peak District. I attempt to capture images that are a snapshot of a certain place at a certain time, often revisiting throughout the various seasons. The colours and compositions are very important, often obscure but which represent a chance glimpse into the ever-changing spaces of our environment."

Both Jane and Tim refer to photography in their analysis of their work which is very interesting: as a photographer myself I enjoy framing a picture in-camera and finding interesting and unusual ways to present quite ordinary things - a chair perhaps, or a building against the blue sky - and I can see this approach in both Jane and Tim's illuminating paintings.

Saturday, 2 October 2010


'Soft Light over Shuttlingsloe' by Dean Entwistle

As part of the first Bollington Walking Festival 2010, thewhitegallery is hosting a new exhibition of work inspired by the joys of walking, examining the way in which the landscape influences and defines a painters work.

Local artists taking part include Dean Entwistle, Colin Halliday, Jenny Hirst, Zelda Pickup, Emily Mugridge, Emma King, Jane Osmond, Carlo Eves and Di Metcalfe.

thewhitegallery will be opening on both Sundays through the festival fortnight, from 10-3pm, with a glass of wine and nibbles available to help you enjoy your afternoon. We look forward the seeing you then.