Alison Scott - The Moments in Between
Thurs 12 May to Weds 8 June 2016
We welcome Alison Scott's wonderful exhibition to our Dover Gallery. The exhibition focuses on ordinary people coming and going. The characters are caught in moments between events - moments that are often more valuable than the things that happen in life. Come and meet them and enjoy their stories, thoughts, wishes and dreams. they will make you smile.
John Maher- Nobody's Home
Sat 16 April- Sun 5 June
John Maher is best known as the former drummer of the punk band Buzzcocks. Since 2002, Maher has been living on the Isle of Harris. His sublime and haunting photo series Nobody's Home documents deserted croft houses in the Outer Hebrides. These abandoned croft houses lie scattered throughout the isles in suspended animation. They contain traces of people who used to live there many decades age, but the identities of these indiviuals have often been consigned to oblivion. The empty houses are 'as synonymous with these island as the vast sandy beaches, coastal machair and prehistoric standing stones'.
Mandy Coates - Baskets
running until the end of May
The shapely forms of Mandy Coates' baskets are currently gracing our Dover Gallery.
Her colourful and intricately woven willow works are functional as well as pleasing to the eye.
Each unique piece is designed and made with a purpose in mind, whether that be to hold flowers, logs, laundry, fruit - or to simply look beautiful.
Inspired by the natural world around her, Mandy works from home in rural North Wales, growing and harvesting the colourful willow 'whips' before drying, re-soaking and weaving them into her creations.
Basket handles are fashioned from interesting pieces of wood found in the local environment.
For Mandy, who has been practising the noble tradition of basket-making for the past 30 years, making is now not a pastime or vocation; it is an immersive way of life.
A half-hour video of Mandy at work in her studio accompanies the exhibition.
Through the Mill by Green Door Artisits
11 June - 24 July
A major new group exhibition from Green Door members including work from Mike Barlow, Lion Bourla, Avery Bradbrook, Debbie Copley, Barbara Cropper, Sue David, Ray Green Judith Horsley, Cally Lawson, Delia McNeil, Jill Pemberton, Elizabeth Shorrock, Keith Shorrock, Steve Trevellion, Rosie Wates, Andy Wild and Maddy Wright.
For further information see www.greendoor.org.uk.
Let's celebrate- Lace exhibition
27 July - 25 August 2016
Lace makers exhibition. During the exhibition there will be lace making demonstrations everyday and beginners lace making workshops will be available. Please keep checking our website for more details to be coming soon!