Friday, 25 January 2013

Mythical Creatures exhibition

For their latest exhibition, illustration collective Girls Who Draw will be unleashing an array of fabulous beasts and beings to fill the windows and walls of Here Gallery. There will be an opening reception on Saturday 9th February from 1-4pm, and the exhibition runs until Saturday 6th April.
The show accompanies Mythical Creatures, their fourth limited edition postcard book, and will include a selection of prints and original artwork from the book as well as 3D work, comics, and new pieces created especially for the gallery.

The artists include;
Kristyna Baczynski (who designed the flyer), Mina Braun, Helen Entwisle, Lee May Foster-Wilson, Ruth Green, Kate Hindley, Yee Ting Kuit, Christina Lamb, Sarah Lippett, Esther McManus, Beth Morrison, and Karoline Rerrie, who has also curated the show.

Thursday, 3 January 2013


Hello, and Happy New Year.

As we're now into our tenth year of trading, and have just renewed our lease, we thought it was about time we updated the look of our store.

We'll be closed for refurbishment from the beginning of 2013, and are planning to re-open around mid January.

These things are liable to overrun, so keep an eye on our Facebook page for the latest updates.

Our website is in need of refurbishment too, so please excuse it's appearance. We'll get around to working on that after we've finished doing up the physical shop.

Monday, 29 October 2012

Sarah Knight 'Nature and the North'

1st - 24th November 2012
Preview Thursday 1st November 7 - 9pm

A welcome return to Sarah, who first exhibited at Here Gallery in 2007 shortly afer graduating. She has been illustrating and printing ever since, and launched her own card and gift business Stormy Knight in 2010.

"Nature and the North is Sarah Knight's latest collection of Nordic inspired prints and illustrations, featuring a concoction of polar bears, mountains, stuffed deer heads, Arctic adventures and an abundance of log cabins. Make sure you bring a woolly jumper..."

Saturday, 6 October 2012

Zanne Andrea - 'Two Minutes to Midnight'

12 October - 26 October 2012 

Preview Thursday 11 October 7 - 9pm

Here Gallery is pleased to present the first solo exhibition by emerging contemporary artist Zanne Andrea. Andrea will present a new installation of work incorporating a variety of sculptural objects and images made from fabric, digital print, collage, found materials, and wall projections. She will create the installation using an active process of assemblage, layering and editing her selections to reveal connections and construct narratives, intentionally highlighting the theatricality of both objects and gallery.

In Two Minutes to Midnight Zanne Andrea addresses the notion of a nearing Doomsday, an apocalyptic countdown to unimaginable catastrophic events. A starting point for this exhibition is The Doomsday Clock, used by the Board of Directors of the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists since 1947 to measure how close the human race is to destroying the world. This idea of a figurative midnight mirrors much of the anxiety felt during the atomic age and the Cold War, but is also relevant to the more recent anxiety of living in a post 9/11 world with terrorism threats, economies on the brink of collapse, uprisings, protests, world disasters and nuclear meltdowns.

Two Minutes to Midnight coincides exactly with the 50th anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis, a nearly catastrophic nuclear standoff that lasted 13 days between the Soviet Union and The USA, which occurred in October 1962. This exhibition also happens in the months preceding what is known as the end of the Mayan calendar, 21 December 2012, and to some has become yet another predictive date of destruction and/or renewal of the human race.

Zanne Andrea is an American artist currently based in Bristol, England. In 2011 she received a BA (hons) Fine Art from The University of the West of England and has received a variety of awards, including a prize in the Motorcade/Flashparade National Open Competition 2011. This is her first solo exhibition.

Thursday, 9 August 2012

'Lost Plot'

7 September - 6th October
'Lost Plot' - group show by Jack Teagle, Liam Barrett, Rose Robbins and Simon Daly

Preview Thursday 6th September 7-9pm

Lost Plot

A freak tidalwave has left the contents of a nonexistent attic washed up on the gallery walls...
Four artists based in the south west of England take over Here Gallery . Together they have created a parallel culture,  fragments of stories and illustrated memorabilia that combine elements of the familiar and unfamiliar.

Jack Teagle is a freelance illustrator, comic artist and painter, his most recent comic "Fight 2!" was published by Nobrow Press. Jack joined forces with fellow illustrator Liam Barrett earlier this year, to exhibit as part of the Pick Me Up graphic arts fair held at Somerset House, London.

Rose Robbins self-publishes comics as one half of Often and Mistakes, she was recently awarded "Best New Blood" at D&AD 2012. Simon Daly has also self-published his comics, including fantastical tales of electronic music pioneer Delia Derbyshire. Simon's experience in a variety of filmmaking roles, from music videos to software development, has led to collaborations with several artists, most recently assisting Liam and Rose in animating their work.

Jack Teagle
Liam Barrett
Rose Robbins
Simon Daly

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Holly Drewett 'Invisible Cities'

Originally from Cornwall, Holly studied a BA in Fine Arts at University College Falmouth. Specialising in printmaking she continued her practice at North Star Print Studios, Brighton before embarking on her current residency at South Hill Park Art Centre, Bracknell.  Holly combines photographic and drawn elements with a range printmaking of techniques including etching, silk screen, monotype and relief to produce her work.

Opening Thursday 5th July, 7-9pm.

Architectural study is something that remains integral to Holly’s practice, whether to focus on line, space, form or a sense of nostalgia that a building or place might create. Visiting different cities she documents her experiences through drawing and photographs. Deconstructing and fragmenting source imagery, regenerating these pieces to create a new unified space. A place personal to her experience there, a description of the landscape and everything it contains..Fascinated by the qualities of digital and traditional printmaking techniques and how they can be used in conjunction she integrates the two ways of working. Allowing these process’ to overlap Holly allows unexpected results to become starting points for new prints and the work starts to regenerate itself once more in a continual process.

"This exhibition explores themes of journey, landscape, architecture and sense of place. Using a range of printmaking techniques, I break down components of source imagery, both drawn and photographic to reconstruct spaces, generating an impression of that place. Heavily influenced by India and Nepal, the exhibition celebrates the rich culture and colour that is so prominent in these countries. At the heart of this body of work is printmaking, intrigued by both traditional and digital techniques the processes are allowed to overlap and the results are used to develop the work. "

Exhibition continues until 3rd August   


Thursday, 21 June 2012

Joff Winterhart book launch/signing 'Days of the Bagnold Summer'

award winning local artist/animator/musician(Bucky) Joff Winterhart will celebrate the publication of his debut graphic novel instore, accompanied by his faithful dog Peep-Peep. Join us for a few drinks, some tunes and get a signed copy of 'Days of the Bagnold Summer'

Saturday 23rd June, 4.00-7.00pm

from the publishers website:
'When someone looks back and writes a history of this summer, two people they will almost certainly leave out are Sue and Daniel Bagnold...'

So begins Joff Winterhart's sublimely funny and perceptive graphic novel, Days of the Bagnold Summer. Sue, 52, works in a library. Daniel, 15, is still at school. This was the summer holidays Daniel was due to spend with his father and his father's pregnant new wife in Florida. When they cancel his trip, Sue and Daniel face six long weeks together...

Joff Winterhart perfectly captures the ennui, the tension, the pathos and yes, the affection of this mother-son relationship. Already well-known for his animated films like Violet and Turquoise, he here shows himself to be a comics author of extraordinary talent.