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Past Exhibitions

Following the end of each exhibition, you can continue to see it for an extended period as a Past Exhibition.

Still Life - Alive (25/11/2017 to 15/12/2017)
Marcus Bolt's still life paintings extend the theme of "life" that Elna Cooke's "Life Drawing" has given us. And as he will say, the technical requirements - the drawing skills and abilities to get the proportions right - are hugely demanding. As such this exhibition of "still life" demonstrates that still life is truly ALIVE. In so doing Marcus explicitly emphasises throughout the exhibition this quality of existence and its embedded "livingness".

Look Back and Refresh 2016 Retrospective 2017 (02/09/2017 to 06/10/2017)
Racing forward with 74 exhibitions in eight years sounds, feels, like a fast pace. We would not want you, our fans, our Friends, our buyers, our followers to lose track of the artists whose work we have shown you and which we trust you have enjoyed. So time for a retrospective exhibition focusing on the eight artists from the past seventeen months. We hope it will remind and refresh you.

Christmas New Year Winter break 2017 (17/12/2017 to 05/01/2018)
We don't close at this time of year but we do take stock of what we have done, and whose work we have exhibited. These four artists - Gordon Barker, Elna Cooke, Susilowati Urrejola, Melvyn Evans - are a reminder of what we have shown. There's more in our Past Exhibitions, and the Backroom Gallery. Look too in the Forthcoming Exhibition section

The Land, the Sea and the all-covering Sky (06/01/2018 to 09/02/2018)
Paul Apps is an en plein air painter whose haunting and expansive landscapes extend to the sea and air to make real the title of this exhibition as inspired by Ovid. You really have to take a wide and deep breath in order to feel inside the qualities that Paul's paintings bring out.

Life Drawing (07/10/2017 to 10/11/2017)
Seen as being as fundamental to the artist as the colours and paints on the pallet, the mastery of life drawing is widely seen as being essential. The masters always practised it. This exhibition shows how Elna Cooke uses it to understand what lies under the patterns and designs that make up her work as fashion designer, teacher and lecturer.

The Sea - a working environment (08/07/2017 to 02/09/2017)
In welcoming Melvyn Evans back to Green Chair Gallery, we benefit from the rich landscapes that we already know him for but into which he now brings a clear love of the sea and ships that work in that environment. We particularly like the shapes these create and the atmosphere that it all evokes. He knows how to inspire us