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

20 February 2018 to 3 March 2018
Main Gallery and North Galleries

Admission £4, £3 concessions, 50% off for National Art Pass holders, Free for Friends of Mall Galleries, PS Friends and under 18s

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.

Meet the Members | Selected dates below:

Simon Hodges - Tuesday 20 February, 3pm to 5pm

Jan Munro - Sunday 25 February, 12pm to 3pm

John Tookey - Monday 26 February, 3pm to 5pm

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Exhibiting artists

Maximillion Baccanello
Katy Bailey
Keith Bennett
Christian Birmingham
Susan Brooke
Mike Claption
Elizabeth Clough
S A Clowes
James Cowan
Blaze Cyan
Louise Diggle
Peter Dijk
Hanna ten Doornkaat
David Douglas
Robert Dutton
Lyn Evans
David Fagan
Adam Ferjany
Lyn Gray
Julie Green
Tyga Helme
Rick Holmes
Michele Illing
Henry Jabbour
Alex Jakob-Whitworth
Eliza John
Maria Kaleta
Rachael Kidd
Steven King
Christopher Knox
Christopher Knox
Michelle Lucking
Francois Malnati
Penelope Milner
Elizabeth Nast
Robert Nelmes
Angharad Pelling
Jane Radstrom
Mark Riley
Jocelyn Rossiter
Minty Sainsbury
Helen Shields
Anastasia Shimshilashvili
Janine Shute
Vincent Soto
Karen Stone
Robert Strange
Judy Tate
Jennifer Thorpe
Siobhan Wall
Christine Watson
Patricia Whiting
Tara Will
Heather Wills-Sandford
David Wiseman

Selected Works

Hook Head Lighthouse

Roger Dellar PS RI ROI
Pastel, 67 x 92 cm, £1,850​​​

Hostile Coast

Roger Dellar PS RI ROI
Pastel, 57 x 67 cm, £1,100


Roger Dellar PS RI ROI
Pastel, 57 x 57 cm, £850

Where Five Tides Meet

Roger Dellar PS RI ROI
Pastel, 57 x 77 cm, £1,500​
'Monastery Garden, Nice -Morning Light' pastel work by Louise Diggle

Monastery Gardens, Nice - Morning Light

Louise Diggle
Pastel, 29 x 39 cm, £450
'Eden Walk Boogy 2' pastel work by Peter Dijk

Eden Walk Boogy 2

Peter Dijk
Pastel on kozolin paper, 80 x 69 cm, £650
'Untitled' pencil work by Hanna ten Doornkaat

Untitled #613/2017

Hanna ten Doornkaat
Graphite pencil, 32 x 23 cm, £300
'Dieffenbachia' pastel work by David Douglas


David Douglas
Oil pastel, 70 x 48 cm, £330

A View from Ben Ledi (Triptych)

Matthew Draper PS
Pastel, 15 x 63 cm, £1,350
'Nearing the Summit' by Matthew Draper

Nearing the Summit

Matthew Draper PS
Pastel, 50 x 139.5 cm, £5,500
'Passing Cloud, the Descent of Ben Ledi' by Matthew Draper PS

Passing Cloud, The Descent of Ben Ledi

Matthew Draper PS
Pastel, 37.5 x 142 cm, £5,000

Sublime Adventure

Matthew Draper PS
Pastel, 95 x 172 cm, £10,500​​​

Supreme Being

Brian Dunce PS
Oil pastel, 122 x 97 cm, £2,000
'Autumn, Ashness Bridge - The Lake District' mixed media work by Robert Dutton

Autumn, Ashness Bridge, The Lake District

Robert Dutton
Pastel, charcoal, gouache & watercolour, 66 x 76 cm, £595
'Peonies' pastel work by Lyn Evans


Lyn Evans
Pastel, 40 x 46 cm, £450

St George in the East

Anthony Eyton PS RA ROI
Pastel, 68 x 61 cm, £5,000
'Self' soft pastel work by David Fagan


David Fagan
Soft pastel, 15 x 15 cm, £800
'Street Scene' pastel work by Adam Ferjany

Street Scene

Adam Ferjany
Chalk pastel, 100 x 70 cm, £500

Blue Jug

Jaana Fowler PS
Oil pastel on ceramic, 28 x 43 x 15 cm, £765

Humdrum Heap

Jaana Fowler PS
Oil pastel on collage, 43 x 53 cm, £675

Purple Bottle

Jaana Fowler PS
Oil pastel on ceramic, 28 x 41 x 14 cm, £765

Red Stripes

Jaana Fowler PS
Oil pastel on collage, 43 x 53 cm, £675​​
'Allotments, Evening (2)' pastel work by Barry Freeman

Allotments - Evening (2)

Barry Freeman
Pastel, 51 x 54 cm, £650
'Allotments, Towards Dusk' pastel work by Barry Freeman

Allotments - Towards Dusk

Barry Freeman
Pastel, 58 x 64 cm, £720

Normandy Chateau

Sheila Goodman PS
Pastel, 66 x 66 cm, £785​​

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