Art at the Abbey

                                                                      

                                                 Entrance to Art Gallery and Visitors Centre

                                          

WELCOME TO ART AT THE ABBEY

EXHIBITIONS ARE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC FROM THURSDAYS TO TUESDAYS FROM 10.30AM UNTIL 4.30PM AND WORK IS FOR SALE.

ENTRY TO THE GALLERY IS FREE

The Gallery is closed to the public on Wednesdays when access is permitted to exhibitors from 12.30pm on the first Wednesday for hanging and up to 12.00 noon on the last Wednesday for removing art work.

The Gallery is let of a weekly basis from Wednesday to Wednesday to Island based artists for a fee of £180.00 per week plus 10% commission on sales from January 2018.

If you require any further information please contact Sarah Kurtul ( email sarahquarr@gmail.com or Freya Conway email freyaconwayquarr@gmail.com or Anne Axford email anneaxford@gmail.com) who are all Art at the Abbey volunteers. 

Brother Duncan Smith (email duncan@quarr.org) is in charge of the Gallery.

GALLERY BOOKINGS FOR 2020
Booking will open on Wednesday 3rd January 2018
Please email sarahquarr@gmail.com to request dates for your exhibition.  Only applications sent ON or after this date will be considered.  Please put your telephone number on the email.
All exhibitiors must have minimum a public liability insurance indemnity of £5,000,000 either as a sole artist or as a group at the time of the exhibition.
Individual artists are limited to no more thank two weeks in a year at Quarr Abbey Gallery, either showing alone or with one other artist.  In addition, they may also show within groups. (Groups are defined as three or more artists).  Groups are limited to no more than two weeks in a year also.
NEW ARTISTS
We would like to encourage new Island artists and so we will reserve two weeks, one in March and one in October.  If you have not exhibited at Quarr Abbey Gallery before, please apply as a new artist.
The cost per week for 2020 will be £180.00 plus 10% commission on all sales.

 We look forward to hearing from you.

 

 

This week at the Gallery:

 

Andrew Dowden

13th - 18th September:

 

Quarr Abbey Art Gallery will be showing a collection of distinctive, handmade and  hand-carved studio ceramics and painted wall art, by island artist Andrew Dowden.
Andrew draws inspiration for his work from many sources including: archaeology, architecture, machinery, engineering and nature. The wheel is central to the work from which many forms develop, including composite slab-built pieces. Using a limited glaze palette, he strives to achieve complementary forms and surface textures, hand-carving being a primary interest, the colour of the clay body being integral to the surface design.

The collection encompasses wall panels, standing forms, sculptural pieces and individual wall-hanging tiles.
Andrew will be in attendance at the exhibition, which is open from 10am to 5pm, and will be happy to discuss his work. 


Open daily, 10.00am - 4.30pm

 

 

 The dates shown below are Thursdays to Tuesdays when exhibitions are open to visitors.

 

 

Exhibitions booked 2018

Booking fee £180 per week plus 10% commission on sales

                                    

13 September to 18 September  -  Andrew Dowden   

20 September to 25 September  -  Angela Sowden    

27 September to 2 October  -  Crafty Artists 

4 October to 9 October  -  Br Duncan Smith

11 October to 16 October  -  Peter Allen      

18 October to 23 October  -  Charlotte Hodge Thomas      

25 October to 30 October  -  Kaleidoscope                                                     

1 November  to 6 November  -  Dee Cook  

7 November to 14 November  -  Zara Linington

15 November to 20 November  -  Talking Threads

22 November to 27 November  -  Toft Porcelain  

29 November to 4 December  -  Martin Swan and others 

6 December to 11 December  -  TRAC AT CHRISTMAS    

13 December to 18 December  -  5 Bells Art Group                  

 20 December to 23 December  -  Brian Marriott        

 

Exhibitions Booked 2019 -


28th February - 5th March  -  Murray Ince

7th March - 12th March  -  Brother Duncan Smith

14th March - 19th March  -  Ken Prust

21st March - 26th March  -  Ventnor Botanical Artsists

28th March - 2nd April  -  TRAC

4th April - 9th April  -  Isle of Wight Art Club

11th April - 16th April  -  Viv Garrett

18th April - 23rd April  -  JO-Maker 

The Gallery is closed Good Friday - 19th April

25th April - 30th April  -  Charlotte Hodge Thomas

2nd May - 7th May  -  Sophia Flowers

9 May - 14 May  -  Clare Louise Sandell

16th May - 21st May  -  Crafty Artists

23rd May - 28th May  -  Andrew Dowden & Jeanne Mills Holland

30th May - 4th June  -  Galina Zastava

6th June - 11th June  -  Yvonne Rissone

13th June - 18th June  -  Anne Axford

20th June - 25th June  -  Tim England & Lis Toft

27th June - 9th July  -  Pat Clarke

11th July  - 16th July  -  Andrew Dowden

18th July - 23rd July  -  Sam Kurtul

25th July - 30th July  -  Contemporary Crafts

1st August - 6th August  -  Christian Beesley

8th August - 13th August  -  Freya Conway

15th August - 20thy August  -  Charlotte Hodge Thomas

22nd August - 3rd September  -  Toft Porcelain

5th September - 10th September  -  Andrew Dowden

12th September - 17th September  -  Maria Morris

19th September - 24th September  -  Crafty Artists

26th September - 1st October  -  Angela Sowden

3rd October - 8th October  -  Brother Duncan Smith

10th October - 15th October  -  Christian Beesley

17th October - 22nd October  -  Kaleidoscope

24th October - 29th October  -  Isle of Wight Art Club

31st October - 5th November  -  Jeanne Mills Holland

7th November - 19th November  -  Murray Ince

21st November - 26th November  -  Fishbourne Arts Group

28th November - 3rd December  -  TRAC

5th December - 10th December  -  Christmas Crafts

12th December - 17th December  -  Brian Marriott

 

 Exhibitions booked in 2020:

 

5 March – 10 March     Finding Solitude - Island to Island - Lilly Louise Allen                                  

12 March  – 17 March  -  5 Bells Art Group

19 March – 24 March  -  Loren Brooks

26 March – 31March  -  Brother Duncan Smith

2 April – 7 April  -  Dee Cooke

9 April – 14 April  -  Gerald Hinchliffe

Gallery will be closed on Good Friday- 10th April

16 April – 21 April  -  Isle of Wight Art Club

23 April – 28 April  -  Sophia Flowers

30 April – 5 May  -  Sam Kurtul

7 May – 12 May  -  Rachel Andrews

14 May – 19 May  -  Crafty Artists

21 May – 26 May  -  Charlotte Hodge Thomas

28 May – 2 June  -  Jeanne Mills

4 June – 9 June  -  TRAC

11 June – 16 June  -  Kaleidoscope

18 June – 23 June  -  Lis Toft and Tim England

25 June – 7 July  -  Pat Clarke

9 July – 14 July  -  Sam Kurtul

16 July – 28 July  -  Andrew Dowden

30 July – 4 August  -  Christian Beasley

6 August – 11 August  -  Triple Effect

13 August – 18 August  -  Charlotte Hodge Thomas

20 August – 25 August  -  Isle of Wight Art Club

27 August – 1 September  -  Lis Toft and Tim England

3 September – 8 September  -  Ventnor Botanical Gardens

10 September – 15 September  -  Crafty Artists

17 September – 22 September  -  Christian Beasley

24 September – 29 September  -  TRAC

 1 October – 6 October  -  Inspired by Wight

8 October – 13 October  -  Fishbourne Art Group

15 October – 20 October  -  Lyndy Moles

22 October – 27 October  -  Freya Conway and Anne Axford

29 October – 3 November  -  Brother Duncan Smith

 5 November – 10 November  -  Vectis Quilters

12 November – 17 November  -  5 Bells Art Group

19 November – 24 November - Pencil, Thread & Paint

26 November – 1 December  -  Christmas Crafts

3 December – 8 December  -  Anna Fauzy-Ackroyd

10 December – 15 December

17 December – 22 December     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Liz Toft Porcelain March

Andrew Dowden

13th - 18th September

Open daily, 10.00am to 4.30pm