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

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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

Crack in the Sky

Lyn Evans
Pastel, 28 x 33 cm, SOLD

Perthshire Hills

Lyn Evans
Pastel, 36 x 36 cm, SOLD

St George's in the East

Anthony Eyton PS RA ROI
Pastel, 63 x 77 cm, £4,000

Thistles

Martin Ferrabee
Chalk pastels, 105 x 81 cm, £2,500

Mid Morning Still Life

Jaana Fowler
Pastel, 53 x 43 cm, £650

Still Life with Colander

Jaana Fowler
Pastel, 53 x 73 cm, £920

This Green and Pleasant Land

Barry Freeman
Oil pastel, 66 x 66 cm, £750

Fallen Aspens

Sheila Goodman PS
Pastel, 50 x 50 cm, £550

Merced River

Sheila Goodman PS
Pastel, 56 x 58 cm, SOLD

Red Rock Country

Sheila Goodman PS
Pastel, 60 x 66 cm, £750

The Valley, Yosemite

Sheila Goodman PS
Pastel, 73 x 85 cm, £875

Upper Falls

Sheila Goodman PS
Pastel, 69 x 55 cm, SOLD

Alto II

Martin Goold
Pastel, 83 x 63 cm, SOLD

Ballet Dancer

Valeriy Gridnev PS ROI RP
Charcoal, 150 x 90 cm, £6,900

Composer

Valeriy Gridnev PS ROI RP
Sanguine, 50 x 70 cm, £3,200

Preparation

Valeriy Gridnev PS ROI RP
Pastel, 65 x 50 cm, £3,900

The Piano Tuner

Valeriy Gridnev PS ROI RP
Charcoal, 60 x 80 cm, £4,900

Across the Site (Silchester)

Jenny Halstead PS
Pastel, 70 x 68 cm, £875

Elevenses (Silchester)

Jenny Halstead PS
Pastel, 64 x 56 cm, £825

Excavation at Silchester

Jenny Halstead PS
Pastel, 70 x 68 cm, £875

Red Scarf (Silchester)

Jenny Halstead PS
Pastel, 64 x 56 cm, SOLD

Avenue

Jeannette Hayes PPS
Pastel, 42 x 115 cm, £1,100

Still Life Arrangement with Venetian Marble on Damask

Andrew Hemingway Hon. PS
Pastel, 53 x 56 cm, £6,250

Ivor

Andrew Hitchcock
Graphite, 72 x 55 cm, £850

Bath Skyline

Simon Hodges
Pastel, 96 x 101 cm, £895

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.