10am to 5pm (closes 3pm on final day) 

23 February 2016 to 5 March 2016
Main Gallery, North Galleries

£3, Concession £2.50

50% off with National Art Pass

Free to Friends of Mall Galleries and under 18s

Catalogue £3

Sponsored by Derwent

Featuring works created in pastel, pencil, chalk and charcoal, the Pastel Society exhibits abstract and experimental works alongside traditional representation. The artists, including elected members of the Society and those chosen from open submission, all share a passion for working in dry media.

Member artists will be demonstrating their working processes as part of the exhibition and workshops in various aspects of working with pastels will also be available.

Pastels are the most exciting of all the mediums. What better than to grab a small piece of chalk and make an immediate blast of colour. No mixing, no fiddling around with Flow Improvers or Slow Drying mediums, no brushes to keep clean. Just pure colour at your fingertips.Cheryl Culver, President of the Pastel Society

See the Prize Winning works from the exhibition here


Wednesday 2nd and Thursday 3rd March 

Maintenance will be taking place within the gallery, with some disruption expected.

Thank-you in advance for your patience on this matter.

Exhibiting artists

Maximillion Baccanello
Grace Bentley-Leek
Susan Brooke
Kurt Buckley
Emily Burton
Mike Clapton
Fiona Clasen
Patricia Clements
Melodie Cook
Roland Corbin
Maureen Davies
Louise Diggle
Lyn Evans
Martin Ferrabee
Jaana Flower
Barry Freeman
Martin Goold
Rick Holmes
Moira Huntly
Henry Jabbour
Rebecca Jones
Steven King
Andrew Leatherbarrow
Nicky Litchfield
Rebecca Lloyd
Linda Lockwood
Barry Lowenhoff
Péter Mátyási
Rebecca de Mendonca
Jonathan Middlemiss
Patrick Moffat
Jan Munro
Elizabeth Nast
Anita Nowinsha
Sandra Orme
Stephen Parkinson
Linda Penny
Annie Phelps
Anna Plesmídová
Paulina Pluta
Richard Rees
Charlie Schaffer
Kirsten van Schreven
Janine Shute
Janette Summerfield
Mark Sutherland
Judy Tate
John Tordoff
Richard Turner
Christine Watson
Stephen Whatcott
Elizabeth Whitney
Heather Wills-Sandford

Selected Works

The Drawer's Drawing Drawn

Emily Burton
Charcoal, conté & pastel pencil, 127 x 95 cm, £1,100

Thicket II

Patricia Cain PS NEAC
Pastel, 170 x 170 cm, £9,000

Needle in the Hay

Mike Clapton
Compressed charcoals, conté crayons & black pencil, 110 x 85 cm, £2,800

Bottle I

Fiona Clasen
Pastel, 64 x 51 cm, £500

Still Life with Dragons

Patricia Clements
Pastel, 74 x 54 cm, £900

Cat Bells

Pauline Clough Hon Rtd PS
Oil pastel, 25.5 x 37 cm, £1,150

Tweedy in Centaur Costume - Giffords Circus 2015

Melodie Cook
Pastel, 157 x 127 cm, £3,950

Babak

Roland Corbin
Graphite, 66 x 52 cm, £1,200

Teasel VII

Louisa Crispin
Graphite, 59 x 50 cm, £750

A Stony Path across The Fells

Cheryl Culver PPPS RBA
Pastel, 89 x 89 cm, £1,800

Beside the Lake

Cheryl Culver PPPS RBA
Pastel, 85 x 85 cm, £1,700

Deep Valley Pines

Cheryl Culver PPPS RBA
Pastel, 85 x 85 cm, SOLD

Distant Blue Hills

Cheryl Culver PPPS RBA
Pastel, 85 x 85 cm, £1,700

In the Deep Valley

Cheryl Culver PPPS RBA
Pastel, 47 x 47 cm, SOLD

Cinque Terre Through Palms

Maureen Davies
Pastel, 68 x 70 cm, £695

From the Tor

Rebecca de Mendonca
Pastel, 51 x 62 cm, SOLD

From the Tor

Rebecca de Mendonca
Pastel, 51 x 62 cm, SOLD

Afternoon Sun, School House 2.00pm

Roger Dellar PS RI ROI
Pastel, 66 x 66 cm, £1,500

Afternoon Sun, School House 4.30pm

Roger Dellar PS RI ROI
Pastel, 66 x 66 cm, SOLD

Tea and Cakes

Roger Dellar PS RI ROI
Pastel, 44 x 44 cm, SOLD

The Dining Room, Petworth House

Roger Dellar PS RI ROI
Pastel, 66 x 66 cm, SOLD

The Friends Room, Royal Academy

Roger Dellar PS RI ROI
Pastel, 44 x 44 cm, £650

Clapham Common, Late Afternoon Light

Louise Diggle
Pastel, 29 x 30 cm, SOLD

Guildford High Street Shoppers

Louisa Diggle
Pastel, 37 x 38 cm, £480

A View from St Paul's 16.12.2014

Matthew Draper PS
Pastel, 116 x 176.5 cm, £10,500

Related events

Artist Workshop
23 February 2016
Fully Booked.
Artist Workshop
24 February 2016
Fully Booked.
Artist demonstration
25 February 2016
Ann Wilkinson PS will be painting in the gallery.
Artist Workshop
26 February 2016
Fully Booked.
Artist demonstration
26 February 2016
Peter Vincent PS will be working in the gallery.
Artist Workshop
27 February 2016
Fully Booked.
Artist Workshop
28 February 2016
Fully Booked.
Artist Workshop
29 February 2016
Fully Booked.
Artist Workshop
1 March 2016
Fully Booked.
Artist demonstration
1 March 2016
Roger Dellar PS RI ROI will be painting in our gallery.
Artist Workshop
1 March 2016
Join members of The Pastel Society for a glass of wine, live music and drawing.
Artist demonstration
3 March 2016
Susan Relph PS is painting in our gallery.