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

The Lovely Lianne

Bob Last PS
Pastel, 86 x 83 cm, £5,800

Three on a Beach

Bob Last PS
Pastel, 104 x 134 cm, £6,500​​​


Kevin Line RBSA
Charcoal, 113 x 87 cm, £2,800

The Tourist

Gareth Lloyd
Pastel pencil, 78 x 78 cm, £1,125

Refracted I

Michelle Lucking
Soft pastel, 70 x 55 cm, SOLD

Porcelain Ware

Francois Malnati
Soft pastel, 68 x 88 cm, £750​

Pembrokeshire Coast

Richard Marshall Sen PS
Pastel, 62 x 71 cm, £850


Penelope Milner
Pastel, 73 x 63 cm, £780

Anyone for Tea?

Jan Munro PS
Pastel, 50 x 50 cm, £450

Hips and Figs

Jan Munro PS
Pastel, 69 x 67 cm, SOLD

Homage to Uig: Isle of Lewis

Jan Munro PS
Pastel, 72 x 66 cm, £950

Little Turquoise Teapot

Jan Munro PS
Pastel, 65 x 61 cm, £950

Sun's Past the Yardarm

Jan Munro PS
Pastel, 73 x 66 cm, £950​​​​


Elizabeth Nast
Soft pastel, 38 x 70 cm, £965

Little Ar

Elizabeth Nast
Soft pastel, 28 x 42 cm, £845​

Thwaites Mill

Elizabeth Nast
Soft pastel, 44 x 79 cm, £985


Robert Nelmes
Pastel, sanguine & conté, 45 x 50 cm, £300

Feeding the Ducks

Michael Norman VPPS
Soft pastel, 50 x 64 cm, £1,100

Fresh Afternoon, Exe Estuary

Michael Norman VPPS
Soft pastel, 67 x 82 cm, £1,700

Lake in the Woods

Michael Norman VPPS
Soft pastel, 77 x 97 cm, £2,200

Winter Sky, Exe Estuary

Michael Norman VPPS
Sot Pastel, 67 x 82 cm, £1,700

This is Minnie #Lost #Youth #Digital #Anonymous

Angharad Pelling
Colour pencil, 163 x 138 cm, £1,500

Chitravathi River, Andhra Pradesh

Alexander Prowse PS
Pastel, 61 x 58 cm, £1,250

Dusk on the Chitravathi River

Alexander Prowse PS
Pastel, 58 x 61 cm, SOLD

River View, Puttaparthi, India

Alexander Prowse PS
Pastel, 62 x 76 cm, £1,800​​

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