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

Metal and wood

Janine Shute
Pastel, 95 x 120 cm, SOLD

Light Touch

Claire Spencer PS
Pastel, 69 x 84 cm, £950

Fellside Farm

Norma Stephenson PS
Pastel, 50 x 50 cm, SOLD

Hill Farms, Forest of Bowland

Norma Stephenson PS
Pastel, 70 x 70 cm, £2,200

Limestone Country

Norma Stephenson PS
Pastel, 86 x 86 cm, £2,200

Over The Dales

Norma Stephenson PS
Pastel, 70 x 70 cm, £1,200

Sheep in the Gorse

Norma Stephenson PS
Pastel, 60 x 60 cm, SOLD

Figure in a Landscape

Pastel on a 3D construction, 63 x 36 x 32 cm, £3,800

To Autumn

Janette Summerfield
Pastel, 63 x 53 cm, £520

To Autumn - Seeing the Light

Janette Summerfield
Pastel, 63 x 53 cm, £520

Midnight and Mobile

Mark Sutherland
Charcoal, 54 x 41 cm, £600

End of Summer

Judy Tate
Soft pastel, 52 x 52 cm, SOLD

A Rift in Time

Malcolm Taylor
Pastel, 53 x 53 cm, £680

Above the Ochre Line

Malcolm Taylor
Pastel, 53 x 53 cm, £720

The Signs Are Good

Malcolm Taylor
Pastel, 52 x 52 cm, £700

Cottage Teesdale

John Tookey PS
Pastel, 38 x 46 cm, SOLD

First Snow, Langstrothdale

John Tookey PS
Pastel, 41 x 51 cm, SOLD

King Staith Lane, Lynn

John Tookey PS
Pastel, 51 x 41 cm, SOLD

Outside the Science Museum

John Tookey PS
Pastel, 59 x 62 cm, £780

The Slipway, Maldon

John Tookey PS
Pastel, 41 x 51 cm, £600

Frosty Morning

John Tordoff
Oil pastel, 40 x 40 cm, SOLD

Still Water

Richard Turner
Pastel, 39 x 72 cm, £750

Summer Colours

Richard Turner
Pastel, 54 x 73 cm, £850

Fourteen Days

Kirsten van Schrueven
Acrylic transfer & charcoal, 89 x 69 cm, SOLD

Autumn Blaze

Peter Vincent PS
Pastel, 80 x 80 cm, £950

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.