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

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

Last-Joanne-Over the Hills.jpg

Over the Hills

Joanne Last PS
Pastel, 74 x 60 cm, £750
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Syncopation

Bob Last PS
Pastel, 95 x 125 cm, £2,800
Last-Joanne-Urban Mist.jpg

Urban Mist

Joanne Last PS
Pastel, 53 x 53 cm, £550
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Urban Reflections

Joanne Last PS
Pastel, 53 x 53 cm, £550
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Winter Greys

Bob Last PS
Pastel, 90 x 125 cm,
Leatherbarrow-Andrew-Iridescent-Cyclone.jpg

Iridescent Cyclone

Andrew Leatherbarrow
Oil pastel, 38 x 57 cm, £1,200
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Black Suspender 2

Kevin Line
Charcoal, 113 x 87 cm, £2,800
Litchfield-Nicky-Old-Rascal.jpg

Old Rascal

Nicky Litchfield
Pastel, 69 x 59 cm, SOLD
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Dusk

Rebecca Lloyd
Pastel, 30 x 30 cm, SOLD
Lockwood-Linda-Deconstruct.jpg

Deconstruct

Linda Lockwood
Pastel, 35 x 35 cm, £450
Lowenhoff-Barry-Connemara-Seascape-in-the-sun.jpg

Connemara Seascape in the Sun

Barry Lowenhoff
Pastel, 32 x 48 cm , £1,250
Lowenhoff-Barry-Connmara-Trees.jpg

Connemara Trees

Barry Lowenhoff
Pastel, 32 x 48 cm, £1,250
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Springtime, La Palma

Richard Marshall Sen PS
Pastel, 63 x 72 cm, £950
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Gibraltar I

Péter Mátyási
Erased pastel on drafting film, 90 x 70 cm, £2,150
Matyasi-Peter-Untitled00430_Forge-of-diosgyor.jpg

Untitled00430_Forge of Diosgyor

Péter Mátyási
Erased pastel on drafting film, 60 x 40 cm, £1,350
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Untitled00432_November 7. Power Plant

Péter Mátyási
Erased pastel on drafting film, 60 x 40 cm, £1,350
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Studio Objects

Tony Merrick ROI
Pastel, 39 x 100 cm, £1,200
Middlemiss-Jonathan-PS01-Tree.jpg

Elemental Tree

Jonathan Middlemiss
Pastel, 56 x 56 cm, £2,500
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The High Window

Patrick Moffat
Tinted Charcoal, 40 x 32 cm, SOLD
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White Stool and Flour Pot

Jan Munro
Pastel, 89 x 76 cm, £975
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White Stool and Poppies

Jan Munro
Soft pastel, 82 x 70 cm, £925
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Tube Wires

Elizabeth Nast
Soft pastel & charcoal, 60 x 38 cm, £650
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Autumn Sunset, Exmouth

Michael Norman VPPS
Soft pastel, 77 x 97 cm, SOLD
Norman-Michael-Blustery Afternoon, Exe Astuary.jpg

Blustery Afternoon, Exe Estuary

Michael Norman VPPS
Soft pastel, 77 x 97 cm, £2,250
Norman-Michael-Low Tide, Exe Estuary.jpg

Low Tide, Exe Estuary

Michael Norman VPPS
Soft pastel, 46 x 62 cm, SOLD

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