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

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

Click on an image to enquire about purchasing a work from this exhibition

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Evening Mist from The Monument

Matthew Draper PS
Pastel, 101 x 186.5 cm, £10,500
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Evening Mist, Nocturnal Study of Tower Bridge

Matthew Draper PS
Pastel, 65 x 92 cm, £1,850
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Mid Morning Sun

Matthew Draper PS
Pastel, 84 x 113 cm, £4,500
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Moonlight Andalucia

Brian Dunce PS
Oil pastel, 120 x 94 cm, £2,500

Crack in the Sky

Lyn Evans
Pastel, 28 x 33 cm, SOLD
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Perthshire Hills

Lyn Evans
Pastel, 36 x 36 cm, SOLD
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St George's in the East

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


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
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Fallen Aspens

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

Sheila Goodman PS
Pastel, 56 x 58 cm, SOLD
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Red Rock Country

Sheila Goodman PS
Pastel, 60 x 66 cm, £750
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The Valley, Yosemite

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

Sheila Goodman PS
Pastel, 69 x 55 cm, SOLD

Alto II

Martin Goold
Pastel, 83 x 63 cm, SOLD
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Ballet Dancer

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


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


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

Valeriy Gridnev PS ROI RP
Charcoal, 60 x 80 cm, £4,900
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Across the Site (Silchester)

Jenny Halstead PS
Pastel, 70 x 68 cm, £875
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Elevenses (Silchester)

Jenny Halstead PS
Pastel, 64 x 56 cm, £825
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Excavation at Silchester

Jenny Halstead PS
Pastel, 70 x 68 cm, £875
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Red Scarf (Silchester)

Jenny Halstead PS
Pastel, 64 x 56 cm, SOLD

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