We hold between 4 and 8 major exhibitions in our gallery in Uppingham every year, ranging from paintings and prints to ceramics and sculpture. Even stained glass. These events are the perfect opportunity to see the work up close and, in the case of the artists that we represent, to hear directly from them.
Past exhibitions have included art demonstrations, mini lectures, book signings, film screenings, and the occasional sushi-tasting…
Jankel Adler | Exhibition | Saturday 17th May 2014
Jankel Adler Exhibition | Goldmark Gallery | 17th May – 25th July 2014
An exhibition devoted to Jankel Adler’s achievement is long overdue. I am delighted that a show focusing on his final period in Britain, where he reached full maturity as an artist, has now arrived. – Richard Cork
A major exhibition of over 100 oil paintings, watercolours and drawings by important twentieth century Polish artist, Jankel Adler (1895-1949).
Despite the fact that Jankel Adler influenced a whole generation of British artists he has not had a major exhibition in the UK for over 50 years.
Jankel Adler was born in Lodz, Poland to Jewish parents in 1895. After his studies Adler spent time in Poland, Berlin and Paris then moved to Dusseldorf where he taught alongside his mentor Paul Klee.
Adler was forced to leave Germany in 1933, at the height of his success there, because of the rise to power of the Nazis. His paintings were removed from German museums and appeared on the lists of ‘degenerate art’. None of Adler’s nine siblings survived the Holocaust. Settling in Paris, he became friendly with Picasso and Otto Dix, whose influence on his work is apparent.
In 1940 Adler joined the Polish army and travelled to Glasgow where he had a great impact on the artists Robert Colquhoun and Robert MacBryde. He settled permanently in London in 1943 where he was to influence a number of young British painters including John Minton, Keith Vaughan, Prunella Clough, Michael Ayrton and the poet Dylan Thomas. Adler died prematurely, aged just 53, in 1949.
The exhibition catalogue will also include interviews on DVD with the renowned art critic Richard Cork.
Interest in Adler continues to strengthen. Recently an Adler oil painting sold in New York for a world record price of just over £250,000.
The exhibition in Uppingham opens on the 17th May 2014 and will run until 25th July.
Works, essay and films will be available to view online soon.
Ivon Hitchens | Exhibition | Saturday 15th March 2014
A major exhibition of 10 previously unseen oil paintings by important British artist, Ivon Hitchens (1893-1979), from Saturday 15th March 2004.
A woodcutter’s chance encounter with the painter Ivon Hitchens in 1956 has led to an important exhibition of 10 previously unseen oil paintings by Hitchens in Uppingham at Goldmark Gallery. The exhibition will also feature drawings and a watercolour.
Following their meeting, Ted Floate the woodcutter and Ivon Hitchens became close companions until the artist’s death in 1979. Ted worked for Hitchens on the artist’s estate and also helped with framing of the paintings and even technical advice.
Hitchens regularly gave his friend paintings and drawings, which even in those days was a considerable gift, filling Ted’s cottage with an amazing collection of Modern British Romantic art. At 85, Ted has now decided to sell.
Ted’s story of his work and friendship with Hitchens brings a deep insight into the artist’s life. Peter Khoroche, the world’s leading authority on Hitchens, has now written an essay on Ted’s paintings and the friendship, which will be in the catalogue of the exhibition. The exhibition catalogue will also include interviews on DVD with Ted Floate and Peter Khoroche.
Interest in Hitchens continues to strengthen. Recently an Ivon Hitchens oil painting sold at Christie’s for a world record price of just over £250,000.
The exhibition in Uppingham opens on the 15 March 2014 and will run for 3 weeks.
Ivon Hitchens (1893-1979) was an English painter, part of the circle of artists known as the London Group…
Nic Collins | Ceramics Exhibition | Saturday 22nd March 2014
An exhibition of pots by Nic Collins, one of the foremost wood firing potters in the UK. A 64 page catalogue accompanying the exhibition is available here.
Nic Collins lives and works in Devon, on the edge of Dartmoor. Our film shows him potting and follows him during the firing of his anagama kiln. He discusses his love of making pots, his working methods and the importance of wood-firing to his work.
Henry Moore (1898-1986) is generally acknowledged as one of the greatest sculptors of the 20th century and from the late 1940s until...
Iain Sinclair – Reading, Signing and Book Launch
On Saturday 7th December 2013 Iain Sinclair joined us in the gallery to launch the latest Goldmark publication, Objects of Obscure Desire. He will be reading from the book and then signing copies afterwards.
On Friday 6th December we were treated to an extraordinary evening of spoken word and music by two creative greats, Sinclair and the legendary saxophonist John Harle in ‘a collaboration for voice, saxophone & sound design’.
Iain Sinclair was born in 1943 in Cardiff, and studied at Trinity College, Dublin, the Courtauld Institute of Art, and the London School of Film...
Patrick Reyntiens | Book Launch, Talk & Exhibition
Saturday 23rd November 2013 saw the launch of Patrick Reyntiens – Catalogue of Stained Glass by Libby Horner, with a preface by Sir Roy Strong and introduction by Frances Spalding. Also there was a short talk by Libby Horner and an exhibition of around 40 unique, hand painted, signed, stained glass panels.
Patrick Reyntiens is now in his 86th year and attended the exhibition.
Patrick Reyntiens OBE was born in 1925 into a very different world. Best known for his collaboration with John Piper, with whom he worked...
Takeshi Yasuda – Ceramics Exhibition
An exhibition to celebrate the 70th birthday of this world renowned potter (Nov/Dec 2013). With over 350 pots this was Yasuda’s first major exhibition in the UK for over 10 years. Takeshi Yasuda came over from China to attend the preview.
Born in 1941, Martin Wenham’s early interest in lettering was stimulated at an early age. At university, Wenham read botany and forestry…
Francis Davison – Book Launch & Exhibition
Francis Davison is, in my estimation to date, the pre-eminent British abstract artist of the second half of the 20th century.
Julian Spalding, eminent art historian and curator of Davison’s only lifetime major exhibition at the Hayward gallery in 1983.
We celebrated the publication of the first book on Francis Davison with a launch on Sunday 20th October. The author, Andrew Lambirth will be here to sign copies and the artist Telfer Stokes, who is Davison’s stepson, will give a short introductory talk. Join us to get your signed copy with free film.
There will be an exhibition of some 30 hitherto unseen Davison works in the gallery for the day.
Lambirth’s previous books include such notaries as Roger Hilton, John Hoyland, Margaret Mellis, Allen Jones, R.B. Kitaj and Craigie Aitchison.
Widely regarded as the potter’s potter, Gérard makes freely thrown and decorated domestic ware.
Jean-Nicolas was born in Brazzaville (Congo) in 1954. He returned to France in 1961. He started studying ceramics in 1978 and was Jean Biagini’s student at Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Aix-en-Provence. He also trained with Claire Bogino.
His work has now gained international acclaim. He is regularly invited internationally for workshops or residencies and has exhibited in USA, Australia, China and Japan.
Born in 1960, Kirk was brought up in Somerset and went on to study at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art in Oxford where he graduated with a degree in Fine Art. The following year he won first prize in the National Religious Painting Competition. In 1985 Kirk held his first solo show at the St. James Gallery in Bath and he continued to exhibit there regularly during the 1990s.
Since 2001 he has held many one man shows at the Rona Gallery in Mayfair and also exhibited at many other venues throughout the U.K. Kirk continually explores English landscape and buildings in his art and though he seems to have been influenced by Stanley Spencer and Paul Nash his work displays a highly individual approach.
Each subtle pressure of palm, finger or thumb is transmitted immediately to the clay. Every angle of force, each leg brace, bow of the back, lift of the arm, results in a direct transmission of ideas, experience and skill from thought, through body, to pot. A poem is a product of mind. A pot is a product of everything that makes a potter. At their most elevated, each vessel embodies a direct representation of experience, contemplation, physical skill, co-ordination and character. As they leave the wheel these are supremely personal objects.
Tim Gent from the Svend Bayer monograph 2012
Born in Uganda in 1946 and raised in Tanganyika into a ‘life style of undeserved privilege typical of the beginning of the end of the colonial...
Jenny Grevatte – Exhibition
An exhibition featuring paintings by Jenny Grevatte began in the main gallery on Saturday 20th October 2012.
Jenny’s pictures give pleasure to all who own them, surely one of the most important attributes of art.
Lillian Browse (‘The Duchess of Cork Street’) Art dealer and Historian
Jenny Grevatte grew up in Leicester and trained at De Montfort University. In 2010 she completed a Residency at Leicester’s New Walk Museum and Art Gallery where she had access to the hidden collection in the art stores for study and inspiration. This has taken her out of her comfort zone completely and she is working in new, expressive ways, painting figures and faces for the first time.
She builds layers of mixed media, often including collage, to create surfaces that entice the viewer to look time and time again. Today, her work is in demand in Britain and abroad with paintings in public collections including New Hall and Christ’s College, Cambridge; the National Museum of Johannesburg and the Saarland State Collection, Germany.
Jenny Grevatte grew up in Leicester and trained at De Montfort University. Today her work is in demand in Britain and abroad...
Lisa Hammond – Ceramics Exhibition
Each Lisa Hammond pot has a life of its own, its own sense of renewal. They all offer their own pleasures, an intimacy that adds another dimension to the way we eat and drink, to the ceremonies of the everyday, to the space we occupy. In short, to the way we live our lives. – David Whiting
We are delighted to announce our ceramics exhibition, featuring the work of top UK potter, Lisa Hammond. The exhibition opened in the gallery on Saturday 22nd September 2012 and had over 200 of the very best of Hammond’s pots, made over the previous 3 years.
Born in Leiden in 1606, Rembrandt was to become the most important artist of the Dutch Golden Age and, as summed up by Gombrich in...
Anne Mette Hjortshøj Exhibition – Ceramics
Anne Mette Hjortshøj is a young Danish potter with a rare talent and we are delighted to be able to represent her.
Our first ceramics exhibition of Anne Mette Hjortshøj’s work got off to a great start. Many of you came to the gallery and we have already sold over 100 of her beautiful pots. We have also had a fantastic response to our documentary which we have now put online for everyone to watch.
Marc Chagall was born in Vitebsk, Russia in 1887. After studying in St Petersburg he went to Paris in 1910 where he met and became...
Mike Dodd Exhibition – Ceramics
It is about picking up a pot with just the right weight, individual feel and texture that makes it different, makes one want to use it everyday.
David Whiting 2011
An exhibition featuring pots by Mike Dodd, one of the finest studio potters in the UK. Also accompanying the exhibition are a 64 page monograph, featuring essay and photographs of pots and Dodd at work in his studio and a DVD film.
Mike Dodd was born in 1943 in Sutton, Surrey. He has exhibited extensively throughout the UK and his work is held in collections at the V&A...
Patrick Reyntiens Exhibition – Stained Glass
There will be a re-discovery of Reyntiens as an artist of considerable stature in his own right. Sir Roy Strong
An exhibition beginning 3rd December 2011, of 100 unique, hand-painted, signed glass panels made especially for Goldmark.
The day will include a demonstration of painting on glass by Patrick’s son, John Reyntiens.
Patrick Reyntiens OBE born in 1925, is the world wide leader in painted stained glass. The edition of panels offered here was created especially for Goldmark by Patrick Reyntiens. Each numbered panel is unique, the hand-blown antique glass selected and painted by Patrick. Each tells a small story, a testament to an exceptional talent.
Patrick Reyntiens OBE was born in 1925 into a very different world. Best known for his collaboration with John Piper, with whom he worked...
Jim Malone Exhibition – Ceramics
An exhibition beginning 17th Sep 2011 featuring pots by Jim Malone. Malone was born in Sheffield in 1946. Malone’s pots, be they his flaring bowls, decorated with hakame and iron brushwork, Korean style bottles or his jugs (regarded by many as the best in Britain), all show why he is one of the foremost potters working in the UK today. His two chambered oriental climbing kiln finishes what he starts with his throwing and glazing. Striking combinations of Tenmoku jars and slab bottles with brilliant blue/green copper pours, elegant bottles with perfectly proportioned necks finished with a rich olive Nuka and yunomi and teabowls – ashed and incised or ridged and stamped, all display the natural unforced beauty distinctive not only of Malone’s pots, but also the landscape in which he makes them.
Malone has had articles published in Pottery Quarterly and Ceramic Review and has exhibited widely throughout the UK and USA. His pots can be found in the collections of the V&A; Ulster Museum, Ireland; Manchester Metropolitan University; Liverpool Museum and Art Gallery to name but a few.
Jim Malone was born in Sheffield in 1946. After the death of his father, his mother moved the family back to her native Wales. Malone went to...
Ken Matsuzaki Exhibition – Ceramics
An exhibition featuring over 200 works by top Japanese potter, Ken Matsuzaki, beginning on 4th June 2011. Matsuzaki has exhibited widely in Japan, also in America and the UK. His work is held in collections at Israel Museum, Jerusalem; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; V&A Museum, London and Tikotin Museum, Haifa, Israel. Matsuzaki is represented by Goldmark in the UK and Europe. Click below to view current work available.
Nic Collins was born in 1958 in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire. A self-taught potter and woodfirer, he started building kilns and wheels...
Dora Holzhandler Exhibition – Paintings
An exhibition featuring paintings and prints by Dora Holzhandler. We invited Jack Dee to open the show but due to unforeseen circumstances he couldn’t attend. So, Mike sent Alex and Jay down to his London offices and recorded this message especially for the day.
Mike Goldmark has been a shopkeeper in Uppingham over 40 years...
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