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

Head Defence

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

Perspective Point

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

Waterfall - Wakehurst

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

Stormlight 1

Tom Walker PS
Pastel, 55 x 62 cm, SOLD

Stormlight 2

Tom Walker PS
Pastel, 46 x 56 cm, £400

Stormlight 3

Tom Walker PS
Pastel, 42 x 57 cm, £400

Stormlight 4

Tom Walker PS
Pastel, 28 x 33 cm, £300

Shadows, Fez

Christine Watson
Pastel, 45 x 32 cm, £400

Matt Drinking Coffee

Stephen Whatcott
Pastel & acrylic, 90 x 60 cm, £850

Rhubarb Rhubarb

Elizabeth Whitney
Pastel, 75 x 85 cm, £750

Arrangement with Blue & White Pots

Ann Wilkinson PS
Pastel, 74 x 76 cm, £850

Flowers and Limes

Ann Wilkinson PS
Pastel, 75 x 74 cm, £850

Study for Emma

Antony Williams NEAC PS RP
Pencil, 78 x 57 cm, £2,500

The Judas Tree

Heather Wils-Sandford
Pastel, 57 x 50 cm, £925

Autumn Leaves Have Come to Turning

Roy Wright PS
Charcoal, 146 x 107 cm, £5,200

Late Winter Sun

Roy Wright PS
Conté, 50 x 44 cm, £780

Summer Oaks

Roy Wright PS
Charcoal, 45 x 64 cm, £850

Poppy Field

Eiko Yoshimoto PS
Pastel, 61.5 x 78 cm, £1,995

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.