Gallery 12: Woodbridge Exhibition
Wednesday, 21st October 2015
For 7 years the Artists group, “Gallery 12” have exhibited at Woodbridge Gallery, Woodbridge Road, Moseley, B13 9DZ. We have always chosen November, leading up to Christmas as our time, and even though the recession hit pockets and desire to buy art, we have proudly bucked the trend each year and our ever increasing success has been encouraging.
This, in part, is due to fine organisation, but also the work offered is always of the best quality, with not only paintings for sale, but also silver, gold and precious stones jewellery from Angela Orme, a local Moseley resident and fully trained silversmith. We now have an excellent ceramicist, Usha Khosla, whose unique work is constantly in demand wherever she exhibits. A new addition to our group, Celia Nancarrow, is well known for her work on cityscapes, and landscapes and she is a member of Birmingham Printmakers, as is Victoria Linehan, a tutor at Birmingham Printmakers, and she exhibits her prints and decoupage. Lynda Aaron has also recently joined. She paints landscape and life drawings passionately, and this comes out in her vibrant colours and style. Another recent addition to our group has been Ann-Marie Allan, who paints Scottish seascapes and landscapes in oil, and is in demand for commissioned work. The original members are Robbie Hornby, who as a member of Birmingham Art Circle, creates modern interpretations of city and landscape using acrylics and oil. Paddy Broughton sells delightful images of animals, with a modern twist, Irena Wyszynska, who paints fine art, Margaret Tyler, whose use of colourful images are dramatic and pleasing, and Sally Delany, who tutors in art at the MAC, and submits stunning works of art, usually in acrylic. Finally there is Chris Marshall, who paints in acrylics, and also has a fine eye for photography, using natural images which give a twist to the normal photographic translation. Most of the members of Gallery 12 are Friends of the RBSA.
Gallery 12, Chaired by Mrs Robbie Hornby, was set up originally by her and a few others, all of whom had trained at Bournville College of Art, and who wished to show their work in a suitable environment demonstrating that they were not just amateur painters. Some have come and gone over the years, and sometimes there has been more than 12 in the group, but the fundamental ethos of the members is that we work together to put on our show in the most professional ambiance possible, and all work has to reach a standard that matches the theme of the group.
There is always a grand opening on the first night, which always has a happy atmosphere, where visitors can look around, chat, have a nibble of food, and hopefully buy that soon to be treasured piece of work! Most members sell cards.
The exhibition is from Friday 13th November to Sunday 15th November. On Friday we open from 7.00pm till 9.00pm. Otherwise we are open from 10.00am to 5.00pm on Saturday and Sunday.
Please check out our website www.gallery12.org.uk