IT'S A SUMMER THING: An Exhibition of our Favourite Contemporary Designers

10 June - 12 July 2022

Take a little break from the news and join Themes & Variations to welcome the arrival of summer in the company of some of our favourite contemporary artists and designers. Colour, textures, faux-realism, mastery of craft…. and more colour.


Among the artists whose work will be presented, Anna Barlow will tempt you with her luscious, sculptural confections. Indulge in ice-cream and cake as artworks while contemplating their disorder and subtext. We have selected animals from Benedetta Mori-Ubaldini’s fantasy menagerie, a guaranteed-to-make-you-smile new cars assemblage   by Laurence Poole, a transformative mirror  by Mark Brazier-Jones and portraits from Luke Stephenson’s Incomplete Dictionary of Birds to complement a collection of late 19th/early 20thC handmade copper fish from the Venice.


Designer-makers refresh signature techniques: McCollinBryan’s modern and distinctive Terrazzo Coffee Bean incorporates tumbled Carrara stone and in Paola Paronetto’s hands a a surface of corrugated paper is turned into colour-saturated clay vessels and sculptures.


Niamh Barry’s ‘Artist’s Hand IV’ is a gesture on paper realised as a fluid sweep of light in her signature hand-forged bronze.


The mood  is upbeat, the palette playful and the exhibits tempting.


We look forward to seeing you!