‘Glory of the Garden’ Summer Exhibition 2023

calendarCreated with Sketch. Date: 8th July - 31st August 2023
Opening Times: Wednesday to Saturday 11am - 4.30pm Sunday 12 - 4pm
Location: Old Chapel Gallery, Pembridge, HR6 9HB
'The Secret Garden'
‘The Secret Garden’

The Summer Exhibition ‘Glory of the Garden’ at Old Chapel Gallery, Pembridge, will open on Saturday July 8, continuing through the summer of 2023, both online and in the gallery.

This exhibition will feature an exciting collection of new work from talented British artists and makers from far and near and promises, once again, to inspire and entice collectors and appreciators of fine art and quality craft. 

Mary Griffin

We welcome artist Mary Griffin to the gallery for her third exhibition here, with her vibrant garden pictures. Although Mary works in all media, because of their immediacy, she finds pastels are ideal. She combines them with acrylics or watercolours to provide interesting surface contrasts and atmospheric effects, especially suited to figure and interior compositions, a recurring theme to her work. Apart from the never-ending challenge of drawing people, Mary finds the whole aspect of body language fascinating. Many of her paintings are a glimpse of a moment in time. Her chief concern is to make a statement about life which most people will relate to from their own experience, but narratives are left to be interpreted by the viewer.


Jo Verity

Back by popular demand is Jo Verity who has developed her traditional decoupage techniques into a small unique niche business where everything is individually designed and handmade. These techniques are applied to ‘found’ and vintage objects and then combined with mixed media and/or taxidermy. In this exhibition we have 2 decoupaged ram skulls, densely decorated with hedgerow and garden plants.


Jemima Jameson

Jemima Jameson works mainly in acrylics, preferring to paint onto wooden panels, bowls and furniture as it suits her style. Her desire to paint and draw has been part of her whole life and is quite simply a celebration of the natural world that she is compelled to describe. Her wooden boxes and cabinets often serve as treasure chests for cherished keepsakes.


Morag Archer

Morag Archer creates jewel-like mixed media mosaic pictures, using scraps of broken vintage china, paper, paint and gleaming gold leaf. Cheerful, charming and companionable, birds are her main inspiration.


Rachel Bailey

Silversmith Rachel Bailey, explores her love of our native creatures, and the magical realms beyond. In her latest work, familiar garden birds are set in delicate roundels, set with semi precious stones, an integral part of her inspiration as they suggest landscapes which the creatures inhabit. Each piece is individually made and therefore unique, in sterling silver and hallmarked in Sheffield.

Past Exhibitions

'A Years Turning' Winter Exhibition 2020
'Glorious Awakening' Autumn & h.Art Exhibition 2021
'Hope Springs Eternal' Spring Exhibition 2021
'Making Waves' Summer Exhibition 2020
'Shadows on the Grass' Garden Sculpture Exhibition 2022
'Song of the Earth' Spring Exhibition 2022
'Sunlight on the Garden' Summer Exhibition 2022
'Sweet Summertime' Summer Exhibition 2021
'When Soft was the Sun' Autumn Exhibition 2020
'When Soft was the Sun' Autumn Exhibition 2022
'Winter Curiosities'
'Winter Curiosities' Christmas Exhibition 2021
Hay Festival Exhibition @ Old Chapel Gallery 2022
Hay Festival Exhibition 2021
Hay Festival Virtual Exhibition 2020

Future Exhibitions

'Song of the Earth'