Catching The Light by Amanda Drage

Catching The Light
by Amanda Drage

Preview Evening
Friday 6th of September from 6 pm – 8 pm
All welcome!

Public Exhibition
4th – 28th September
Open Wednesday to Saturday
From 11 am – 4 pm

Amanda Drage presents a new collection of animal and bird paintings exploring colour, pattern, and mark making along with selected previous works.

In this new collection of paintings Amanda has introduced elements of patterning, experimented with mark making, and worked with gold, silver and copper painted accents. Each painting is circular, which has given her the opportunity to create some striking and interesting compositions. Amanda’s animal paintings have a strong emphasis on portraiture and go beyond a straightforward depiction of an animal. Her aim is to capture something of a story within the expression of an animal – a fleeting look, a question, or something we can identify with in some way.

In talking about the new work Amanda said, “I’ve called the collection Catching the Light because that’s exactly what these paintings do – the metallic flourishes and patterns in the backgrounds of the paintings catch the light as you move around them. I’ve very much enjoyed exploring patterns and design ideas, although it’s not always been straightforward. Several of the paintings involved quite a bit of forward planning, with a few trial runs to work out how to achieve a particular effect. Equally a lot of it has been about going with the flow, experimenting with tools and seeing where I end up. It’s been a lot of fun to work on this series, and I’m very excited to see all the pieces in the collection hanging together at the Rooftop.”

See more about Amanda and her work here:
Facebook Page @amandadrageart
Instagram @amandadrageart

Blue Exhibition

Preview Evening
Wednesday 7th August from 6 pm – 8 pm
All welcome!

Public Exhibition
Wednesday 7th – Saturday 31st August
11 am – 4 pm, Wednesday to Saturday

A group exhibition which explores the colour blue inspired by the work of local Northamptonshire artist Leavon Bowman. Leavon inspired us to produce an open call for work featuring blue with his impressive seascape paintings which he entered into our annual summer show in 2108.

The Blue exhibition will feature the work of over thirty artists who responded to our open call and will include painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, film and more.

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Identities Exhibition

You are invited to “Identities”, a contemporary exhibition featuring painting, photography, film, installation, sound art and more.
With work by Amikam Toren, Susan Bonvin and Andrew Eden, Avrel Bateman, Crispin Heesom, David Blandy and Larry Achiampong, Gera Urkom, Jane Whitton, John Blandy, John Wilkins, Joss Sibbering, Martin Baldock, Paul Sibbering, and Warren Shaw.
This eclectic and intriguing exhibition will be running throughout July and a catalog will be available to purchase documenting all work in the show.
Come along to the preview evening on Wednesday 3rd of July from 6 pm and then stay for our Acoustic Night from 7.30pm. Both events are free to attend and all are welcome to enjoy a night of art and music.

Christmas Craft Fair

Come along and join us for our Christmas Craft Fair with over 10 local makers selling a variety of gifts which will be perfect for that unique present this holiday season.

Free Entry!

Open from 10 am until 4 pm

Pop Up Shop

A month-long pop-up shop selling artwork, clothing, accessories, and gifts made by two of our resident artists Fanoulla Georgiou and Marina Papadopoulos. Perfect for those looking for unique gifts in time for the holiday season.

Open 14th November until 15th December
Wednesday to Saturday from 11 am until 4 pm