Meet the Artist #6 : Michael Coulter

Between 26th April – 29th May 2016, The Galley will be hosting an exhibition of work by local artist Michael Coulter.

Michael will also be joining us on the evening of Thursday 28th April 2016 to discuss his work. As well as meeting the artist, enjoying a three course meal (with a glass of wine), everyone attending will receive a unique work by the artist (not shown).

The cost of the evening is just £75 per person.

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“Hardware Outside” by Michael Coulter, Watercolour

Meet the Artist #5 : John Barker

This is the fifth in our new series of events where a local artist presents and discusses their work and, following a specially created three course menu (with a glass of wine), an original work of art by the artist is presented to every diner joining us.

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Glynn Thomas, Michael Coulter, Dale Devereux Barker and Ania Hobson have joined us, and this time will John Barker will be at The Galley to present and discuss his work and eventful life.

With a long career as an artist, John has a wide repertoire of work. He firstly trained at Hornsey College of Art and then went on to study sculpture and ceramics at Colchester School of Art. Sometimes colourful, sometimes monochrome, sometimes loose and whimsical, you never know what to expect next. But one thing's for certain, when people like a piece of John's work, they select very quickly and instinctively.

The cost of this exclusive evening is just £75 per person.
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Meet the Artist #4 : Ania Hobson

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This is the third in our new series of events where a local artist presents and discusses their work and, following a specially created three course menu (with a glass of wine), an original work of art by the artist is presented to every diner joining us.

So far, Glynn Thomas, Michael Coulter and Dale Devereux Barker have joined us and this time around it will be Ania Hobson

Ania Hobson is a 25 year old artist who is well known for her oil paintings of portraits and evocative and dramatic foxes. In the last three years she has six times had paintings pre-selected for the Royal Society of Portrait Painters, Royal Society of Wildlife Painters and The Threadneedle Prize. Her paintings hang in Holland, Italy, France, America and Canada. Ania has also had paintings auctioned at the Dorchester Hotel in Mayfair where in 2014 her portrait of an Indian man raised £3000 for ‘The Magic Bus Gala’ charity in India. Ania Hobson has a degree in Fine Art from UCS and has also studied at the Princes Drawing School in London as well as having achieved crowd funding to enable her to study at the Florence Academy of Art in Italy.

The cost of this exclusive evening is just £50 per person.
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Meet the Artist #3 : Dale Devereux Barker

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This is the third in our new series of events where a local artist presents and discusses their work and, following a specially created three course menu (with a glass of wine), an original work of art by the artist is presented to every diner joining us.

Glynn Thomas was with us in November and Michael Coulter presented his work in January. Again each diner will be presented by a work by the artist created especially for the evening, and Michael had painted a collection of watercolours of different British wild birds.

This time around Dale Devereux Barker will be at The Galley to present and discusses his work and each diner will receive a unique linocut print to remember the evening.

Dale lives and works in Suffolk. A printmaker specialising in reduction linocuts and screen-prints, his work combines a celebration of colour and form with warmly engaging subject matter. The events of everyday life are transformed into colourful images loaded with humour and feeling. Objects about the home, mealtimes, figures in interiors or engaged in daily activity all take on a new life through his very personal imagery. Constantly changing, his works embrace ceramics, enamels and even works on perspex. Hugely qualified and respected in the art teaching world, Dales's own work is also known for this recurring study of swimmers.

The cost of this exclusive evening is just £75 per person. When you book your table, please let us know when you would like to dine — there will be two sittings to choose from at 7pm and 8pm.

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Meet the Artist #2 : Michael Coulter

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We are very excited to announce the second in our new series of events where a local artist presents and discusses their work and, following a specially created three course menu (with a glass of wine), an original work of art by the artist is presented to every diner joining us.

Glynn Thomas was with us in November where he explained the techniques involved in producing his etchings:

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On the evening of Thursday 29th January Michael Coulter will be joining us to present his work. Again each diner will be presented by a work by the artist created especially for the evening, in this case a unique watercolour (not pictured).

The cost of this exclusive evening is just £75 per person. When you book your table, please let us know when you would like to dine — there will be two sittings to choose from at 7pm and 8pm.

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Meet the Artist #1 : Glynn Thomas RE

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We are very excited to announce a new series of events where a local artist will present and discuss their work and, following a specially created three course menu (with a glass of wine), an original work of art by the artist will be presented to every diner joining us.

Glynn Thomas will explain printmaking techniques and will be printing an etching on his mobile press, demonstrating the unique processes used to produce one of his original prints. Signed copies of Glynn’s book, East Anglia: A Different Perspective will also be available to purchase.

Each diner can choose from one of two prints created especially for the evening. Both pictures are views of Woodbridge — one is from The Galley upstairs window and entitled St Mary’s Woodbridge, the second is called Tide Mill Window, both pictured below.

The cost of this exclusive evening is just £75 per person. When you book your table, please let us know which print you would like to receive for each diner joining us, and when you would like to dine — there will be two sittings to choose from at 7pm and 8pm.

You may ask for your print to be framed for an additional charge of £27 per picture. Both limited edition prints and will be available after the event from the artist for £55 unframed, and £82 framed. They will both be available to view at The Galley from Friday.

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The Drawing Seller

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Early in December don’t miss ‘The Drawing Seller’, a ‘pop up’ art exhibition by the artist HUTCH (aka James Hutchinson) situated in The Galley’s Cellar. The show will include a selection of brand new pen and watercolour paintings alongside some older, but previously un-exhibited, works as well as some limited edition HUTCH T-shirts. The majority of the work is unframed, all items are for sale (prices range from £20 – £900), available for collection at the end of the show and 20% of all sales will be donated to the charity Mencap. You will be able to pay for the artwork with cash at The Galley or online at www.byhutch.co.uk.

The exhibition opens with a Private View on December 2nd from 12:00–15:00 and finishes on December 8th 16:00 to coincide with Woodbridge Christmas Market. HUTCH will be present on both the 2nd and 8th. If you haven’t yet seen this artist’s work this is the perfect opportunity. The exhibition will remain on view between the 2nd and 8th during The Galley’s normal opening hours.

HUTCH’s current work is focussed on fusing external observation with internal reflection resulting in images which are refreshingly accessible yet original. While working, the artist muses on titles for the pictures, phrases or single words he evaluates carefully to widen the possible meaning of the piece or narrow the focus. Although only 31, HUTCH is in many ways old school, his art practice blends traditional, self-taught craftsmanship with quirky contemporary imagery. He achieves a pleasing balance between style and substance, successfully paying homage to some of the best art of the past, without being backward looking, clichéd or predictable.

Next summer HUTCH will take up the post of Artist in Residence at Helmingham Hall where he will paint and draw daily in the gardens. This opportunity has been granted to him by Lord and Lady Tollemache and by Ipswich School where HUTCH teaches art.