3 – 17 September: Painterly sites

“Painterly Sites” is the first major exhibition bringing together the work of Jim Hunter and Michael Griffiths who will be showing their work at the gallery from Saturday 3rd to Saturday the 17th September 2016.

Jim Hunter   Puglia : Yellow, Pink, Blue

Jim Hunter ‘Puglia : Yellow, Pink, Blue’

Mike Griffiths  'Unsupportable' oil

Mike Griffiths ‘Unsupportable’ oil

Painterly Sites

“Painterly Sites” is the first major  exhibition to bring together the work of Jim Hunter and Michael Griffiths. Although each artist has his own distinctive painterly language their works are complementary in their shared concerns and enquiries. They explore  the making and meaning of imagery: Griffiths through drawings, printmaking and oil paint on canvas; Hunter in watercolour, collage and works on paper. While Hunter develops abstract responses from his experience of a particular  location, Griffiths explores the internal landscape of a more psychological space. They share a concern for process and materiality and both engage directly with the picture surface as the site for their painterly improvisations.

Michael Griffiths (www.michaelgriffithsfineart.com) studied painting and printmaking at Brighton in the 1970s. Since then he has exhibited widely in the UK and abroad, including many international print biennales. He lives and works in Dorset. He is a member of the Newlyn Society of Artists and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Painter Printmakers.

Jim Hunter (www.jimhunterpaintings.co.uk) studied painting at Winchester School of Art from 1970-73 and graduated from the Royal College of Art in 1976. He has pursued his practice as a painter alongside his career in art education, until recently as Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the Arts University Bournemouth and, since 2013, Professor Emeritus of Painting. Jim Hunter lives in Purbeck, Dorset.

Exhibition opening hours

10am – 5pm daily