by Graham Tovey
Exhibition: 20 April - 10 May
Gallery Talk: Friday 20 April, 1-1.45pm
Skyscape Workshop: Thursday 26 April, 10.30 - 4pm at the Gallery. Tickets £35 per person, please book in advance. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your space, or call 01534 739900
Tovey is well known in the island for his atmospheric and compelling landscapes. Graham's work is abstract by nature but is always based on the reality of landscape - he often returns to the same location over a period of time.
Graham is keen to point out that Constable produced over 600 studies of the sky and Turner over 300. It is the sky that is the focus of Graham’s study in his latest exhibition at 10 Hill Street, ‘Cumulus Cumuli’. The exhibition will be lit by the Jersey skyscape in the gallery’s mezzanine gallery that boasts a roof made of glass. Rather like Victor Hugo’s study at Hauteville House, St Peter Port, the glass roof offers uninterrupted access to the sky, without needing to sit in the rain. Graham will be giving a gallery talk and discussion at 1.00, Friday 20 April. Although it is advisable to book a place in advance, there is no charge for the talk and all are welcome.
As well as inspiring a loyal following of collectors, Graham has been inspiring and mentoring artists for many years with a natural empathy and a gift for encouraging hidden talent. Graham will be holding a workshop in the mezzanine gallery on Thursday, 26 April 10.30 -4.00. The workshop is aimed at those with a basic understanding of painting and attendees can expect to take home original work, as well as a new insight in the sky as a stimulus for expression. Places on the course cost £35 and must be booked in advance at the gallery t: (01534) 739900 e: email@example.com
‘Clouds have been the object of fascination throughout history. Their fleeting magnificence and endless variability has interested scientists and artists alike. Clouds may have many individual shapes, but there are very few basic forms. When it comes to clouds and the weather, there is never a moment when nothing can be said to be happening.’ - Graham Tovey