Current exhibition...

Autumn Exhibition  8 September until 7 November 2020

Adding new works of art to the oriel CRIC gallery this autumn is a celebration of the landscape in the season which is often associated with reflection and retrospection.  Resuming the gallery’s annual exhibition programme with new work by Tim Rossiter, Alex Brown, Martin Truefitt-Baker, Rhian Symes and Peter Cronin among others reflects artists’ response to the vibrancy and rhythm of nature in its many moods. The enjoyment and appeal of art and beautifully crafted items for the home has been more evident than ever since the re-opening of the gallery. The enduring fascination of clay and the possibilities of transformation it offers, can be seen in the variety of ceramics exhibited in the gallery.  Hand built playful figures by Patricia Kelly, the beautifully burnished pots created by studio potter Christine Gittins,  Jason Braham’s tactile Salt Glazed and Wood-Fired Stoneware Pottery, Kim Colebrook’s delicate porcelain vessels and the pure colourful glazes of Gill Bramley’s bowls are but a few of the ceramicists represented by the gallery. Ceramics range from pieces which are  functional to purely decorative and sculptural.

The exhibition will run from the 8th September until 7th November and will be followed by the annual festive Christmas exhibition. Following Government advice on reopening social distancing measures are in place and numbers of visitors to the gallery are limited at any given time. The gallery continues to showcase the work of regional artists who regularly exhibit in the gallery. Many of these can currently be viewed as 'Featured Artists'.