Exhibitions

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Jack Frame ‘The Eternal Gardener’

15th - 30th September

Jack Frame ‘The Eternal Gardener’ 25 New Paintings

have always strongly associated working in the garden and in the studio. In fact, many of my subjects lived in the garden, they are portraits of friends that I would help out occasionally and in the summer the garden would become the studio, inextricably linked. I can’t help but feel a palpable sense of abandonment, now it has gone the paintings too leave to be displayed.

On meeting the paintings again, I can’t help thinking they have reincarnation as a sort of plutonic greenhouse, the pruning of composition and the refining of line and proportion as they jostle for attention. They become a kind of surrogate for the act of gardening itself, a kind of visual horticulture. The tending of each form as it grows over elemental surfaces of gold and silver leaf. Embellishment with tonal rendering, juxtaposing compliments, replacing dissidents. Being attentive to the subtle play of texture and how it will react in a racking light. Applying colour variations and glazes to subdue stark and overpowering features. Marvelling as new Darwinian forms emerge, trying to capitalise on a happy accident here and a careful negotiation there.

Painting in this context like gardening revolves around the essential promethean theme. The growing cycle of nature and nurture, and the understanding of your place as custodian. The inevitability of decay and rebirth. It explicitly invites the contemplation of one’s own nature, a reminder that the simplest activities, those things we often take for granted can bring real meaning are their own reward and do offer consolation eternal delight.’ Jack Frame 2021

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20th Anniversary Exhibition Fairfax Gallery Burnham Market

17th July - 31st August

20th Anniversary Exhibition Fairfax Gallery Burnham Market

The exhibition will feature new paintings and sculpture by popular gallery artists.

 

Beckie reed

Beckie Reed Solo Exhibition Burnham Market Gallery

Saturday 29th May - 9th June

We are delighted to announce the dates of a solo show of new work by the extremely talented figurative artist Beckie Reed.  During lockdown Beckie has had the chance to emerge herself in nature and experiment with new circular work on aluminium and birch with stunning effect, drawing the viewer in to a world beyond. Graduating with a First in Fine Art from Loughborough University in 2004 Beckie has gone on to show in London, Kent and Norfolk and at international art fairs from New York, Singapore and Toronto.  She has also had work accepted and exhibited in the RA Summer Show.  Her work is now in private collections in the UK and around the world.

Elaine Jones

Elaine Jones Solo Exhibition

Saturday 1st - 15th May

New Paintings from Elaine Jones

Elaine has been exhibiting with the Fairfax Gallery for a over ten years and we have shown her work successfully in London,  New York, Singapore and Hong Kong. This is will be her first solo exhibition in Burnham Market and we are delighted to be able to show her stunning large-scale canvases inspired by her travels around the world from the heat of South America to the cool ice glaciers of Iceland.

Born in 1975, Elaine grew up in the Midlands and studied art and

design at Newcastle Under Lyme from 1994 – 95, where she was awarded the

Fine Art Prize for painting.

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Carol Peace Solo Exhibition featuring Sculpture and Drawings

The exhibition will feature over 30 works of sculpture in both bronze and bronze resin.

Works will range from small works through to life-size works for gardens including Carol’s latest beautiful sculpture ‘Come along girls’

The exhibition will take place over both floors of Fairfax Gallery Tunbridge Wells and can be viewed online from 2nd May 2021.

Click here for details of Carol Peace Sculpture

 

 

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Alice Scrutton Solo Virtual Exhibition

2- 19th April 2021

Alice Scrutton Solo Exhibition at Fairfax Gallery Burnham Market

Over 20 New Oil Paintings of the North Norfolk Coast

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Jack Frame ‘Shrine’ Solo Exhibition Tunbridge Wells

12 - 24th September 2020

‘Shrine’ Solo Exhibition by Jack Frame at Fairfax Gallery, Tunbridge Wells.

12th – 24th September 2020

These paintings were made to stand in the world and were made with the intention to be lived with. They have to compete with the noise and intensity of the everyday surrounding us. The desire is to make something that, however humble or simplistic in origin, can offer another person consolation’.

The artist Jack Frame is synonymous and best known for his paintings of trees. In their intricacy and depth, they go far beyond the facade, but have the solemnity and resonance of real portraiture. The Works assembled in the exhibition Shrine, during the covid spring and summer of 2020, are an invitation for contemplation, reflection, and harmony at a time when these articles are sorely needed.

An abiding sense of energy and life abounds from the bringing together of imagery and materials, the way they play against one another, has a subtle and mesmerizing effect. Coupled with strong craft elements and a striking use of gold leaf, the paintings echo an almost spiritual intensity. A palpable desire to heal and grow both literally and metaphorical lies at their heart.

Fairfax Gallery 23 The Pantiles, Tunbridge Wells.  Tel 01892 525 525  fairfaxgallery.com  Tuesday – Saturday 10 – 5pm   Sunday 11- 3pm

Mary Jane Ansell

25th Anniversary Exhibition

20th June - 8th September 2020

The Fairfax Gallery is proud to celebrate its 25th Anniversary. To mark the occasion, we will host a summer exhibition at the Pantiles Gallery in Tunbridge Wells – the same way it all began.
The last quarter-century has seen many challenges to the tradition of gallery viewing; the rise of the internet, a worldwide recession, and most recently a global pandemic. Yet we remain firm in the belief that galleries offer the best way for clients to view paintings and sculpture in their truest form.
Since its inception, The Fairfax Gallery has maintained a high standard of artist across its successful portfolio. Over one thousand prospective artists approach the Gallery each year, meaning only a handful make it onto the walls. The longevity and continued success of the Gallery is attributable to these talented artists and also to our wonderful clients who enable the gallery to flourish to this day.

The exhibition will feature over 100 original paintings and sculpture from artists including:

Mary Jane Ansell, David Atkins, Hogan Brown, Shaun Ferguson, Jack Frame, Miranda Gardiner, Gemma Harwood,  Lee Madgwick, Steven Outram RBA, Adrian Parnell, Carol Peace, Stephanie Rogers, Alice Scrutton, Helen Sinclair, Paul P Smith, Justin Weeks, Barry Wilson.

It has been a pleasure to curate so many exhibitions and events over the years, enabling us to meet many wonderful clients from around the world (and even beyond, counting a veteran of space flight and a Star Trek captain amongst our best-known visitors!). Whatever surprises the next decade may have in store, The Fairfax Gallery will continue to showcase great art, in a relaxed setting with a personable service built on many years of experience.

David Atkins

David Atkins Solo Exhibition

16th May

The Fairfax Gallery Burnham Market, will be launching its Virtual Exhibition of New Paintings of the Norfolk Coast on 16th May.

To View YouTube Video of David Atkins discussing the Exhibition Click here

To View David Atkins e-Catalogue for the Exhibition Click here

To View New Paintings on Website Click here.

The Fairfax Gallery will be offering free delivery throughout the UK to help keep everyone safe.

 

 

Shaun Ferguson Solo Exhibition

30th April - 25rd May

20 New Paintings by Shaun Ferguson in his  8th Solo Exhibition and his first outside London. The exhibition will take place online with complimentary deliveries in the UK

The exhibition will be the culmination of three years of studio work. Whilst Ferguson’s paintings always portray contain a unique and carefully composed narrative, some of the paintings in this collection give a nod to 18th Century Masters. The painting ‘Daughter of Mr & Mrs. Andrews’ may have drawn inspiration from one of Gainsborough’s most famous works, but the muse is most definitely a 21st Century protagonist.

Images launched on 30th April. For further information email andrew@fairfaxgallery.com

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Alice Scrutton – New paintings of the Norfolk Coast

28th March - 10th April

Alice Scrutton Solo Exhibition at Fairfax Gallery Burnham Market

Over 20 New Oil Paintings of the North Norfolk Coast

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Fairfax The Pantiles Exhibition

Exhibition at Fairfax Gallery The Pantiles

1/2/2020 - 2/3/2020

Throughout February the Fairfax Gallery will have an ongoing exhibition featuring Original Paintings and Sculpture by its gallery artists.

The exhibition will take place in its spacious listed building on The Pantiles. The show will feature over 100 original works all of which can be purchased.

Artists include David Atkins, Hogan Brown, Louise Fairchild, Jack Frame, Adam Hargreaves, Gemma Harwood, Adrian Parnell, Justin Weeks.

Open 7 Days a week  https://www.fairfaxgallery.com/the-pantiles/

 

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Christmas Exhibition Burnham Market

23/11/19 - 10/1/20

New Paintings & Sculpture from popular gallery artists over both floors of the gallery.